Keynote and host speakers, as well as panel participants, at the 2nd annual ‘Omics and Epidemiology Conference include members of the scientific leadership at Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) who are also McMaster University professors in the departments of medicine, and pathology and molecular medicine.
Hosted by McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, the events happens at the Michael G. De Groote Centre for Learning and Discovery on May 28 and 29, 2018. The conference is organized by members of McMaster University’s Population Genomics Program (PGP).
The event is described as “bridging biology, ‘omics (genomics, metabolomics, microbiomics and phenomics), statistics and epidemiology in the era of precision medicine.
Population health Research Institute scientific leaders participating in the conference are:
- Keynote speaker: Dr. Hertzel Gerstein, Deputy Director, PHRI; and Professor of Medicine, McMaster University
- Host speaker: Dr. Sonia Anand, Associate Director, PHRI; Director – Population Genomics Program, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics; and Professor of Medicine, McMaster University
- Host speaker: Dr. Guillaume Paré, Deputy Director, Clinical Research Laboratory and Biobank; and Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University
Part of the two-day conference program includes a debate on Monday, May 28 at 2:45 pm on “Public Data – Bounty or Burden?” between Dr. Hertzel Gerstein and Dr. Afonso Iorio, Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact. The debate is moderated by Jonathan Bramson, Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University.