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

2020 Committee Members

  • Chair: Teri Manolio, MD, PhD, National Institutes of Health
  • Chair-elect: Jeffrey Kidd, PhD, University of Michigan
  • Laura Almasy, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Themistocles Assimes, MD, PhD, Stanford University
  • Colleen Campbell, MS, University of Iowa
  • Claudia Carvalho, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Mete Civelek, PhD, University of Virginia
  • Laura Conlin, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Elise Flynn, MPhil, Columbia Univ/New York Genome Center
  • Joseph Gleeson, MD, University of California, San Diego
  • Andrea Gropman, MD, Children’s National Medical Center
  • Michael Hoffman, PhD, Princess Margaret Cancer Center
  • Carolyn Hutter, PhD, NIH/NHGRI
  • Micheil Innes, MD, Alberta Children’s Hospital
  • Robert Klein, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine
  • Daniel Koboldt, MS, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Gert Matthijs, PhD, MD University Hospital Leuven
  • Eric Mendenhall, PhD, University of Alabama
  • Timothy O’Connor, PhD, UMD School of Medicine
  • Gina Peloso, PhD, Boston University
  • Fabiola Quintero-Rivera, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Tim Reddy, PhD, Concert Genetics
  • Catherine Robertson, MS, University of Virginia
  • Paul Scheet, PhD, MD, Anderson Cancer Center
  • Amy Stark, PhD, University of Notre Dame
  • Beth Sullivan, PhD, Duke University
  • Erik Thorland, PhD, Mayo Clinic
  • Timothy Thornton, PhD, University of Washington
  • Gosia Trynka, PhD, Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Jeffery Vance, MD, PhD, University of Miami


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