Launch Conference October 13th

Tippi MacKenzie, MD talks at the conference

Thank you everyone who attended our launch event, it was a great success! We've included the program here for your reference. Videos of the speakers will be available soon. Stay tuned for a follow up collaboratory event early next year!

October 13, 2015

Welcome by Tippi MacKenzie and Mary Norton

Tippi MacKenzie, MD. Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Research, Fetal Treatment Center

Mary Norton, MD. Vice Chair of Clinical and Translational Genetics, and David E. Thorburn, M.D. and Kate McKee Thorburn Endowed Chair in Perinatal Medicine and Genetics; Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences.

History of Fetal Therapy:
Michael Harrison, MD. Director Emeritus, Fetal Treatment Center; Professor Emeritus of Surgery, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Precision Medicine:
Keith Yamamoto, PhD. Vice Chancellor for Research, Executive Vice Dean of the School of Medicine, and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at UCSF.

Susan Fisher, PhD. Director, Human Embryonic Stem Cell Program. Faculty Director, Sandler-Moore Mass Spectometry Core Faculty; Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences.

Stephan Sanders, PhD. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry.

Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH. Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies; Director of the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment.

Minnie Sarwal, MD, PhD. Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery

Rosa Bacchetta, MD, Associate Professor (Research), Pediatrics; Stem Cell Transplantation
Member, Bio-X, Stanford University

Fetal Therapy/Preterm Birth:
Larry Rand, MD. Principal Investigator and co-Director, Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi); Director of Perinatal Services, UCSF Fetal Treatment Center.

Barbara Koenig, PhD. Professor of Medical Anthropology & Bioethics, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Institute for Health & Aging, UCSF.

Long-term patient follow up:
Lan Vu, MD. Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery

Patient Education and Outreach:
Miriam Kuppermann PhD. Vice Chair for Clinical Research in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences. Director of the Program in Clinical Perinatal and Comparative Effectiveness Research, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Andrea Ronzani: Patient advocate and community outreach