Program Committee

The Program Committee is responsible for the scientific content of the Annual Meeting and other meetings sponsored by the Society. Committee meets by conference calls (at least 3) to select the invited program and in person in July to select the abstract-driven program. Committee also meets in person in October at the Annual Meeting.

Committee Group: Scientific & Research Excellence, along with Professional Practice & Social Implications Committee

2021 Committee Members

  • Chair: Jeffrey Kidd, PhD, University of Michigan
  • Incoming Chair: Erica Davis, PhD, Lurie Children’s Hospital Chicago
  • Laura Almasy, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania
  • Themistocles Assimes, MD, PhD, Stanford University
  • Amelie Bonnefond, PhD, Inserm/CNRS UMR8199
  • Colleen Campbell, PhD, MS, LGC, University of Iowa
  • Claudia Carvalho, PhD, Pacific Northwest Research Institute
  • Mete Civelek, PhD, University of Virginia
  • Laura Conlin, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania
  • Luis Escobar, MD, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital
  • Elise Flynn, PhD, Patch Biosciences
  • Anne Giersch, PhD, Brigham & Women’s Hosp/Harvard Medical School
  • Joseph Gleeson, MD, University of California, San Diego
  • Andrea Gropman, MD, Children’s National Medical Center
  • Melissa Gymrek, PhD, University of California, San Diego
  • Neil Hanchard, MD, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Carolyn Hutter, PhD, NIH/NHGRI
  • Daniel Koboldt, MS, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Gert Matthijs, PhD, University of Leuven
  • Stephen Montgomery, PhD, Stanford University
  • Timothy O’Connor, PhD, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Gina Peloso, PhD, Boston University
  • Fabiola Quintero-Rivera, MD, University of California, Irvine
  • Tim Reddy, PhD, Duke University
  • Catherine Robertson, MS, University of Virginia
  • Paul Scheet, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Amy Stark, PhD, University of Notre Dame
  • Timothy Thornton, PhD, University of Washington
  • Gosia Trynka, PhD, Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Jeffery Vance, MD, PhD, University of Miami
  • Rose Yang, PhD, MPH, NCI/NIH


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