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PhenoTips Speaker Series Presents: The Future of Pediatric Genetics
The Future of Pediatric Genetics
Join us live on August 10th 1:15 to 2:30 pm EDT, 5:15 to 6:30pm GMT, for the twelfth installment of PhenoTips’ Speaker Series, “The Future of Pediatric Genetics”.

The Future of Pediatric Genetics is a panel discussion and interactive Q & A with the Director of the Rare Disease Institute at Children’s National Hospital, Dr. Marshall Summar, Chief of the Division of Medical Genetics at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Jerry Vockley, and President & CEO of Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine, Dr. Stephen Kingsmore. Moderated by DNA Today's Founder, Producer, and Host, Kira Dineen, CGC.

In this panel discussion, Division Chiefs of Genetics and Directors of Rare Disease Institutes, Dr. Summar and Dr. Vockley, alongside Rady Children's CEO Dr. Kingsmore, will address:
• The latest technological advancements in pediatric genetics
• Current barriers in the industry and ways to overcome them
• Methods to prepare practitioners for the future of pediatric genetic care

Event breakdown:
• 55 minute panel discussion
• 20 minute audience Q & A

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Aug 10, 2021 01:15 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Marshall Summar
Director of the Rare Disease Institute, Chief of the Division of Genetics and Metabolism @Children's National
Marshall Summar, MD, is the Margaret O’Malley Professor of Genetic Medicine, Director of the Rare Disease Institute (RDI), and Chief of the Division of Genetics and Metabolism at the Children’s National Hospital, board-certified in clinical and medical biochemical genetics. He has served as the Chair of the National Organization for Rare Disorders and currently chairs NORD’s Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee. In addition, he serves on the steering committee and Co-Chairs the Research Committee for the Rare Disease Diversity Coalition. His research is focused on devices and treatments for patients with genetic and biochemical diseases and adapting knowledge from rare diseases to mainstream medicine. Clinically, he launched, and leads the first clinical RDI at Children’s National Hospital, the largest clinical division of its kind, treating over 8,000 rare disease patients per year. He is active in newborn screening and telemedicine efforts for underserved areas.
Dr. Jerry Vockley
Chief of the Division of Medical Genetics, Director of the Center for Rare Disease Therapy, Professor of Pediatric Research @University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Gerard (Jerry) Vockley MD, PhD, is a medical geneticist and is certified in clinical, biochemical, and molecular genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics. He is chief of the Division of Medical Genetics, director of the Center for Rare Disease Therapy, and is the Cleveland Family Endowed Professor of pediatric research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Vockley’s clinical interests include inborn errors of metabolism including organic acidemias, phenylketonuria, maple syrup urine disease, fatty acid oxidation disorders, and mitochondrial respiratory chain deficiencies. He has published over 280 articles on multiple clinical and research topics. He is a member of the Board of the American College of Genetics and Genomics and is an active member of the Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders, the American Society of Human Genetics, the Society for the Study of Inherited Metabolic Diseases, and the American Society of Clinical Investigation.
Dr. Stephen Kingsmore
President and Chief Executive Officer @Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine
Dr. Stephen Kingsmore, MD, DSc is the inaugural President & CEO of the Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine. Previously he was the Dee Lyons/Missouri Endowed Chair in Genomic Medicine at the University of Missouri and Director of the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children’s Mercy Hospital. He has been the President & CEO of the National Center for Genome Resources, Chief Operating Officer of Molecular Staging Inc., VP of Research at CuraGen Corporation, and founder of GatorGen. Dr. Kingsmore was a MedScape Physician of the year in 2012, and in 2013 received theScripps Genomic Medicine award and ILCHUN prize of the Korean Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. TIME magazine ranked his rapid genome diagnosis one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2012. In 2015, Dr. Kingsmore surpassed his previous record in genetic sequencing by reducing the process to 26 hours which was recognized by Guinness World Record as the fastest genetic sequencing in the world.
Kira Dineen
Founder, Producer & Host @DNA Today Podcast
Kira Dineen is a certified prenatal genetic counselor at Maternal Fetal Care, a high risk pregnancy private practice in Connecticut. She is also the founder, producer, and host of "DNA Today", a genetics radio show and podcast with more than 130 episodes released over the past 8 years. DNA Today has been nominated for the best science show in the Podcast Awards for four years. Kira has 10 years of online media experience in the fields of digital marketing, social media, blogging and podcasting/radio. In addition, she has hosted and produced two other healthcare podcasts: "Advancing Dentistry" and "Insight Says: A Mental Health Podcast". She is also a frequent guest blogger on Sano Genetics, covering genetic counseling topics. Kira received her Diagnostic Genetic Bachelor’s of Science degree at the University of Connecticut and holds a certification in Cytogenetics. She received her Master’s of Science in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.