October 29-30, 2014


San Francisco, CA USA

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Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scholar, Pediatrics, Center for Biomedical Ethics, School of Medicine, Stanford University

Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, Ph.D., is a medical anthropologist who studies sociocultural dimensions and ethical issues of emerging genomic technologies and their translation into biomedical practice. Dr. Lee received her undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and her doctorate in Medical Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco Joint Program. Dr. Lee has received several fellowships, including a Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship and the National Research Service Award in Bioethics and Genetics and a Career Development Award in Research Ethics funded by a National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her research has focused on public understanding of and engagement with genomic sciences with a focus on issues of social identity, citizen science and justice. Dr. Lee’s most recent projects are Social Networking and Personal Genomics: Implications for Health Research (PI: Lee) and Conceptions of Race and Ethnicity used in Gene-Environment Interaction Studies (PI: Shim). She is also Co-Investigator of NIH P50 Program Grant for the Center for Integrating Research in Genetics and Ethics (CIRGE) at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dr. Lee is co-editor of the book, Revisiting Race in a Genomic Age (2008), and has published widely in a broad spectrum of leading journals, including Science, JAMA, the American Journal of Bioethics, PLoS Biology, PLoS Genetics, Genome Biology, Current Anthropology, Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine, Genome Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the American Journal of Public Health, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, IRB: Ethics and Human Research, Journal of Ethics and Behavior, the American Scientist and Genetics in Medicine. Dr. Lee is currently working on a book entitled, American DNA: Race, Justice and the New Genetic Sciences. 
Dr. Lee currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Kaiser Permanente National Biobank and the NIH/NHGRI Consultation and Oversight Committee of the International Haplotype Map Collection at the Coriell Repositories. She has served as Chairperson of the Institutional Review Board at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California and she is a member of the Social and Ethical Issues in Research Study Section of the NIH Committee for Scientific Review and is co-Chair of the ELSI Affinity Group at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. Dr. Lee is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Biomedical Ethics and faculty in the Program in Science, Technology and Society at Stanford University.

Networking Opportunities

You will have multiple chances to network and meet with others in the field of personalized medicine during the conference. There will be an online networking tool available before the conference even begins!

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet other attendees through the following networking services:

Our CONFERENCE NETWORKING SITE is online weeks prior to the event. Attendees can schedule one-on-one meetings prior to the conference and print out a schedule of meeting times during the conference.

EXTENDED NETWORKING BREAKS. These will give attendees the chance to meet those with whom they many not have set up meetings.

EVENING RECEPTION. This will give attendees the chance to mingle with other professionals after a day full of speakers, meetings, and thought-provoking topics.

SPEAKER Q&A SESSIONS. This will afford attendees the opportunity to ask additional questions of our speakers.

Who Will You Meet

  • Pharmaceutical Company Leaders
  • Diagnostic Company Leaders
  • Genome Interpretation Experts
  • Genome Sequencing Pioneers
  • Biotech Leaders
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Academicians
  • Consultants
  • Government Leaders
  • Health Insurance Executives
  • Investors
  • Venture Capitalists



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