Symposium

Inaugural Sanford Children’s Health Research Center Scientific Symposium

Children’s Diseases: Models and Therapy
Sanford Children's Health Research Center
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Date and time

April 29, 2023

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM PT

Location

Sanford Burnham Prebys

Sanford Children's Health Research Center
10905 Road to the Cure
San Diego, CA 92121

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Join Denny Sanford and Dr. David Brenner to celebrate a day of unity, breakthrough scientific discoveries, and therapies for children’s disorders.

This event will be In-person only. There will not be a hybrid/zoom option available for attendees.
 

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Program

Welcome
T. Denny Sanford
Namesake and Honorary Trustee
Session Chair
David A. Brenner, M.D.
President and CEO, Sanford Burnham Prebys
Sanford Children’s Health Research Center Faculty
José Luis Millán, Ph.D. “Developing therapeutics for soft bones and ectopic calcification disorders”
Duc Dong, Ph.D. “From hope for few to drug for many – Why rare is precious”
Evan Snyder, M.D. Ph.D. “A clinical trial using human neural stem cells for neuroprotection in perinatal asphyxia, a major cause of cerebral palsy in kids”
Anne Bang, Ph.D. "Drug screens of human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) derived neuronal networks on multi-electrode arrays"
Pamela Itkin-Ansari, Ph.D. “Proinsulin misfolding in diabetes”
Yu Yamaguchi, M.D. Ph.D. "Multiple hereditary exostoses – From genetics to potential drug targets"
Hudson Freeze, Ph.D. “Fucose therapy: Revising bedrock biochemistry"
Lunch
Session Chair
Hudson Freeze, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Sanford Children’s Health Research Center
Sanford Health Sioux Falls, SD
David Pearce, Ph.D. “From rare diseases to type-1 diabetes: Research that impacts children at Sanford Health”
Frontiers in Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation Consortium
Eva Morava, M.D., Ph.D. "Clinical trials in Glyco-land"
Ethan Perlstein, Ph.D. "Precision drug repurposing: patient avatar to pioneer study to Phase 3 trial"
UC San Diego
Lars Bode, Ph.D. “Human milk-based therapeutics and diagnostics to protect preterm babies from necrotizing enterocolitis”
Stephanie Cherqui, Ph.D. "Hematopoietic stem cell gene therapy for cystinosis: Mechanism of action and clinical trial update"
Reception
T. Denny Sanford Welcome patients and families
Speakers introduce their guest patients and families.

Speakers

José Luis Millán, Ph.D.
Professor
Human Genetics Program
Sanford Children's Health Research Center
 

Yu Yamaguchi, M.D, Ph.D.
Professor
Human Genetics Program
Sanford Children's Health Research Center
 

Duc Dong, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Admissions
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Associate Professor
Human Genetics Program
Sanford Children's Health Research Center
 

Evan Snyder, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Human Genetics Program
Sanford Children's Health Research Center
Director, Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Anne Bang, Ph.D.
Director
Cell Biology
Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics
 

Pamela Itkin-Ansari, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor
Development, Aging and Regeneration Program
Center for Genetic Disorders and Aging Research
 

Hudson Freeze, Ph.D.
Director
Sanford Children's Health Research Center

Director and Professor
Human Genetics Program
Sanford Children's Health Research Center
 

David Pearce, Ph.D.
President
Innovation, Research, and World Clinic
Sanford Health

Eva Morava, M.D., Ph.D.
Director
Frontiers in Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation Consortium

Consultant, Department of Clinical Genomics
Mayo Clinic
 

Ethan Perlstein, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO
Perlara, Inc.
 

Lars Bode, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Endowed Chair of Collaborative Human Milk Research
UC San Diego
 

Stephanie Cherqui, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
UC San Diego