Stephen F. Kingsmore, MD, DSc, a researcher who TIME Magazine once ranked as having a top 10 medical breakthrough, will be giving the keynote presentation at this year’s Teratology Society Annual Meeting in June.
Dr. Kingsmore is the President and CEO of Rady Pediatric Genomics & Systems Medicine Institute, San Diego. Previously, he served as Executive Director of Medical Panomics at Mercy Kansas City and Dee Lyons/Missouri Endowed Chair in Genomic Medicine at the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Kingsmore was the founding Director of the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at CM-KC, CEO of the National Center for Genome Resources.
Among his accomplishments includes being named a MedScape's 2012 “Physician of the Year." TIME magazine ranked his rapid genome diagnosis method one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2012. The recognitions honored his development of the 50-hour genome, a process by which doctors are able to decode and interpret a newborn baby’s genome in just two days. The genetic test rapidly screens the DNA of babies for about 4,500 diseases known to be linked to single-gene mutations.
The title of Dr. Kingmore’s presentation, which will take place on June 27, 2016, is “Translating Rapid Whole Genome Sequences into Precision Medicine for Babies in Intensive Care Nurseries.” He will provide updates on advances in whole genome sequencing that have cut the time for testing to only 26 hours.
Registration for the Annual Meeting is now open. Register before the Early Bird Registration rate deadline of February 22 to take advantage of the greatest savings on your registration.
Please note also that, due to the recent snow and ice in the east, the Teratology Society has extended the awards and abstract deadlines until Sunday, February 21. Don't miss this fabulous opportunity to present your research and submit your abstract today!