Translational research, applied medicine symposium scheduled for May 20

The daylong symposium will bring together leaders from academia and industry to explore precision medicine.

The Translational Research and Applied Medicine Program will hold its annual research symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 20 in Berg Hall, at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge.

Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. The theme this year is precision medicine.

Two speakers from industry — Robert Chess, MBA, chairman of Nektar Therapeutics; and Frederic de Sauvage, MD, PhD, vice president of Genentech — will join several Stanford faculty members to discuss how precision medicine is applied in their areas of expertise.

Presentations will cover a diverse number topics, including hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia, dengue, pharmacogenomics and cancer therapies.

Six recipients of TRAM pilot grants will also speak about the research their grants supported.

Unique to this year’s program will be a performance by the acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet, which will present a special musical program called “Precision Listening — with Strings Attached.”

The event is free, but attendees are encouraged to consider making a donation to support music at Stanford.

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