SINAInnovations

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and hosting its seventh annual SINAInnovations conference on October 23-24 2018. This year’s theme “Innovation in Science and Medicine” will focus on the school’s historical achievements, current strengths and plans for continued leadership in biomedicine through interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation and discovery. The program will include keynote addresses and panel discussions featuring international thought leaders across four domains that reflect the institution’s past, current and future strengths. These sessions will include: Cell and Gene Engineering; The Arc of Innovation from Concept to Cure; Data Driven Innovation that is Transforming Medicine; and Caring for the Community through the Lifespan. The conference will define the extraordinary contributions of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai through its first 50 years, and emphasize its promise in advancing the frontiers of medicine for the present and future.

 

 Keynote Speakers

 

David Blumenthal

President, The Commonwealth Fund

David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P., is president of The Commonwealth Fund, a national philanthropy engaged in independent research on health and social policy issues. Dr. Blumenthal is formerly the Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief Health Information and Innovation Officer at Partners Healthcare System in Boston.

 

Eric Dishman

Director, All of Us Research Program, National Institutes of Health

Eric Dishman joined the National Institutes of Health in 2016 as the Director of the All of Us Research Program. In this role, he leads the agency’s efforts to build a national research cohort of one million or more U.S. participants to advance precision medicine.

 

Katherine A. High

President, Spark Therapeutics

Dr. Kathy High, an accomplished hematologist with a longstanding interest in gene therapy for genetic disease, began her career studying the molecular basis of blood coagulation and the development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of bleeding disorders. Her pioneering bench-to-bedside studies of gene therapy for hemophilia led to a series of studies that characterized the human immune response to AAV vectors in a variety of target tissues.

 

Kelly J. Kelleher

Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Public Health, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Dr. Kelleher is Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health and ADS Chair for Innovation in Pediatric Practice in the Colleges of Medicine and Public Health at The Ohio State University. He is also Vice President of Community Health and Services Research at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

 

Sri Madabushi

Director, Business Development, Google

 

Tom Maniatis

Scientific Director/CEO, New York Genome Center
Professor of Biochemistry, Columbia University

Tom Maniatis is the Scientific Director and CEO of the New York Genome Center, the Isidore S. Edelman Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University, and a member of the Zuckerman Institute of Mind Brain and Behavior at Columbia.

 

Charles Murry

Director, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington

Charles Murry co-directs the UW Center for Cardiovascular Biology, the UW Medicine Heart Regeneration Program, and is the director of the UW Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Murry’s research focuses on stem cell biology, with an emphasis on understanding differentiation of the human cardiovascular system and using these cells to study diseases and to regenerate damaged tissues.

 

Raymond Schinazi

Frances Winship Walters Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Center for AIDS Research
Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. Raymond F. Schinazi is the Frances Winship Walters Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology at Emory University and co-Director of the HIV Cure Scientific Working Group for the NIH-sponsored Emory University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR).

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Tuesday October 23, 2018

 

8:00 - 8:30 am: Breakfast/Registration
Location:
 Annenberg West Lobby

8:30 - 8:35 am: Welcome Remarks
TBA

Cell and Gene Engineering

8:35 - 8:45 am: Cell and Gene Engineering - Historical Perspective
Kristen Brennand, Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

8:45 - 9:15 am: Keynote Address - Regenerating the Heart
Introduction:
 Eirini Papapetrou, Associate Professor, Department of Oncological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speaker: Charles Murry, Director, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington

9:20 - 10:20 am: Panel Discussion - Current Applications and Future Directions of Cell and Gene Engineering
Moderators

Kristen Brennand, Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Eirini Papapetrou, Associate Professor, Department of Oncological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Panelists

  • Bruce D. Gelb, Director, Mindich Child Health and Development Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Tim Ahfeldt, Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Hongyan Jenny Zou, Associate Professor, Departments of Neuroscience and Neurosurgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Kevin Costa, Director, Cardiovascular Cell and Tissue Engineering, The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

10:25 - 11:00 am: Keynote Address - Cell and Gene Engineering - Future
Introduction:
 Eirini Papapetrou, Associate Professor, Department of Oncological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speaker: Katherine A. High, President, Spark Therapeutics

11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Break

The Arc of Innovation, from Concept to Cure

1:00 - 1:10 pm: The Arc of Innovation - Historical Perspective
Scott L. Friedman, Dean for Therapeutic Discovery and Chief of the Division of Liver Diseases, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

1:15 - 1:45 pm: Keynote Address - Disruptive Discoveries for HIV, HCV & HBV Infections
Introduction:
 Scott L. Friedman, Dean for Therapeutic Discovery and Chief of the Division of Liver Diseases, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speaker: Raymond Schinazi, Frances Winship Walters Professor, Department of Pediatrics;Director, Center for AIDS Research, Emory University School of Medicine

1:50 - 2:50 pm: Panel Discussion - The Arc of Innovation, from Concept to Cure
Moderators

Scott L. Friedman, Dean for Therapeutic Discovery and Chief of the Division of Liver Diseases, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Peter Palese, Horace W. Goldsmith Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Panelists:

  • Dennis S. Charney, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System
  • Yasmin Hurd, Ward-Coleman Chair of Translational Neuroscience; Director, Addiction Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Valentin Fuster, Physician-in-Chief, The Mount Sinai Hospital; Director, Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Kenneth L. Davis, President and CEO, Mount Sinai Health System

2:55 - 3:30 pm: Keynote Address - The Clustered Protocadherins Provide a Single Cell Identity Code Required for Neural Circuit Assembly
Introduction:
 Peter Palese, Horace W. Goldsmith Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speaker: Tom Maniatis, Scientific Director/CEO, New York Genome Center; Professor of Biochemistry, Columbia University

Wednesday October 24, 2018

 

8:00 - 8:30 am: Breakfast/Registration
Location:
 Annenberg West Lobby

Data Driven Innovation that is Transforming Medicine

8:35 - 8:45 am: Data Driven Innovation that is Transforming Medicine - Historical Perspective
Adam Margolin, Chair, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences; Director, Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology; Senior Associate Dean, Precision Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

8:45 - 9:15 am: Keynote Address - Data Driven Innovation that is Transforming Medicine - Today
Introduction:
 Adam Margolin, Chair, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences; Director, Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology; Senior Associate Dean, Precision Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speaker: Eric Dishman, Director, All of Us Research Program, National Institutes of Health

9:20 - 10:20 am: Panel Discussion - Data Driven Innovation that is Transforming Medicine
Moderator:
 Eric Schadt, Dean for Precision Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Panelists:

  • Joel Dudley, Director, Next Generation Healthcare Institute
  • Judy Cho, Director Institute for Personalized Medicine
  • Inga Peter, Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Johan Bjorkegren, Professor, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Cardiology
  • Sri Madabushi, Director, Business Development, Google

10:25 - 11:00 am: Keynote Address - Data Driven Innovation that is Transforming Medicine
Introduction:
 Eric Schadt, Dean for Precision Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speaker: Sri Madabushi, Director, Business Development, Google

11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Break

Caring for the Community through the Lifespan

1:00 - 1:10 pm: Caring for the Community through the Lifespan - Historical Perspective
Angela Diaz, Director, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

1:15 - 1:45 pm: Keynote Address - Caring for the Community through the Lifespan - Today
Introduction:
 R. Sean Morrison, Ellen and Howard C. Katz Professor and Chair, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speaker: David Blumenthal, President, The Commonwealth Fund

1:50 - 2:50 pm: Panel Discussion - Caring for the Community through the Lifespan
Moderator:
 R. Sean Morrison, Ellen and Howard C. Katz Professor and Chair, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Panelists:

  • John Steever, Director of Special Programs, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Elizabeth Howell, Director, Blavatnik Family Women's Health Research Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Nathan Goldstein, Professor, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Nina A. Bickell, Associate Director, Community Engaged and Equity Research, Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

2:55 - 3:30 pm: Keynote Address - Caring For or Caring By the Healthy Community
Introduction:
 Angela Diaz, Director, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speaker: Kelly J. Kelleher, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Public Health, Nationwide Children's Hospital

3:30 - 3:55 pm: Closing Remarks

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Event Organizers: Kristen Brennand, Angela Diaz, Scott L. Friedman, Adam Margolin, R. Sean Morrison, Peter Palese, Eirini Papapetrou, Eric Schadt

If you have any questions, you can contact us at sinainnovations@mssm.edu.