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Rare Disease Symposium

March 1 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

The UNC Catalyst for Rare Diseases will host a Rare Disease Symposium on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at The Carolina Club, Chapel Hill, NC. The Symposium will bring together board members and strategic partners to discuss the needs and direction for rare disease research and for UNC Catalyst. More information about the final agenda and attendees will be provided soon.

Preliminary Agenda

8:30AM REGISTRATION

 

9:00AM WELCOME

Robert A. “Bob” Blouin, PharmD

Dean, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

 

9:15AM “Becoming I’mpatient – all hands on (open) deck!”

Wenhwa Lee, MSc, PhD

Director, Disease Foundations Network SGC Oxford

 

9:45AM “Identifying, characterizing, and modulating regulatory elements in their natural context”

Greg Crawford, PhD – Associate Professor, Pediatrics/Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology

 

10:15AM BREAK

 

10:30AM “Constructing an atlas of the human metabolome to enable phenotyping, genome mapping and understanding genetic disease”

Mike Milburn, PhD, CSO, Metabolon

 

11:00AM “Gene Awakenings for the Treatment of Angelman Syndrome”

Ben Philpot, PhD, Professor and Associate Director, UNC Neuroscience Center

 

11:30AM “Initiation of First-in-Human Gene Therapy for Rare Neurological Diseases”

Steven J. Gray, PhD, Asst. Professor

Dept. of Ophthalmology, UNC Gene Therapy Center

 

12:00PM LUNCH

 

12:45PM “Creating an Uber model for rare disease drug discovery: putting people in the driver’s seat”

Sharon Terry, MA, President and CEO, Genetic Alliance

 

1:15PM “Industrializing Rare Disease Therapy Discovery and Development

Sean Ekins, PhD, DSc, CEO and Founder, Collaborations Pharmaceuticals

 

1:45PM – 2:30PM PANEL DISCUSSION

 

 

 

Details

Date:
March 1
Time:
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Carolina Club
Chapel Hill, NC + Google Map