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2016 Regional Translational Medicine Meeting

The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute is working with Saint Luke’s Hospital and the University of Missouri-Kansas City to organize the fourth annual Translational Medicine meeting on April 21 and 22.  The goal of this meeting as with our previous translational medicine meetings is to stimulate new collaborations across our region between our academic institutions and with industry.

On April 21st the meeting will start at 11AM and include presentations from Dr. Lynda Bonewald on musculoskeletal diseases, Dr. Peter Koulen on novel ways to diagnose chronic diseases and Dr. Jerry Wyckoff on in silico drug discovery approaches. There will also be presentations on new cancer approaches and a novel method for insulin administration using light. The day will be completed by a presentation from Maria Meyers discussing our entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kansas City.

On Friday April 22nd the presentations will start at 7:30AM at Saint Luke’s Hospital with internationally renowned cardiologist Dr. John Spertus presenting the vision of translational medicine in clinical care.  Presentations will continue on Friday by Dr. James Case on improving the accuracy of diagnostic testing and evaluating the cost effectiveness of novel interventions by Dr. David Cohen. Additional presentations will include precision medicine, and shared decision making tools in outcomes research.

We encourage you to attend if you are interested to learn more about this research and looking for new collaboration opportunities across our region. We are especially appreciative of Drs. Lawrence Dreyfus and John Spertus who helped put together an excellent agenda full of great researchers from our region.


Friday, Apr 22 @ 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
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UMKC Student Union Theater (5100 Cherry St)
Bloch Executive Hall (5110 Cherry St)
Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute (4401 Wornall Rd)
Kansas City, MO


For more information contact:
Keith Gary
Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute
(816) 753-7700

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