Charlly Kao, PhD

Senior Scientist, Center for Applied Genomics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Charlly Kao is a translational research scientist at the Center for Applied Genomics (CAG). He joined CAG in 2011, and his current focus is on developing therapeutics targeting genes and pathways discovered at CAG through genome-wide studies to be associated with psychiatric/neurodevelopmental disorders and inflammatory/autoimmune conditions. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics with an emphasis in immunology and completed his B.S. in Biochemistry and Biology from California State University, Los Angeles.

Charlly is speaking at

Kids Tweens Teens Young Adults Parents Grandparents
7:00 am - 8:15 pm
138 CC Smartroom

Speaker

  • Charlly Kao, PhD (Speaker) Senior Scientist, Center for Applied Genomics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Description

Authors: All blood-relatives of patients with Juvenile Dermatomyositis or Juvenile Polymyositis who did not participate yet in The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Center for Applied Genomics research study. (Some families already participated in this research project, either at the National Family Conference in 2017 in Austin, Texas, the 2018 Conference in D.C. or at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia).

Do you wish you could do more to advance JM research? Here is your chance. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia doctors will be here to draw blood samples or take saliva samples for a research study to identify the genetics that play a part in Juvenile Dermatomyositis. A separate online sign-up form will be sent out prior to the conference to register to participate in this project To learn more you can sign up www.curejm.org/signup19

Kids Tweens Teens Young Adults Parents Grandparents
7:00 am - 7:25 pm
138 CC Smartroom

Speaker

  • Charlly Kao, PhD (Speaker) Senior Scientist, Center for Applied Genomics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Description

Authors: All blood-relatives of patients with Juvenile Dermatomyositis or Juvenile Polymyositis who did not participate yet in The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Center for Applied Genomics research study. (Some families already participated in this research project, either at the National Family Conference in 2017 in Austin, Texas or at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia).

Do you wish you could do more to advance JM research? Here is your chance. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia doctors will be here to draw blood samples or take saliva samples for a research study to identify the genetics that play a part in Juvenile Dermatomyositis. A separate online sign-up form will be sent out prior to the conference to register to participate in this project.

Teens Young Adults Parents Grandparents
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Prairie Ballroom

Speakers

  • Jim Minow (Speakers) Executive Director, Cure JM
  • Andrew Heaton, PhD (Speakers) Chief Scientific Officer, Cure JM
  • Charlly Kao, PhD (Speakers) Senior Scientist, Center for Applied Genomics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Lisa G. Rider, MD (Speakers) Deputy Chief of the Environmental Autoimmunity Group, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, and Chairman, Cure JM Medical Advisory Board, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health
  • Ann Reed, MD (Speakers) Duke University School of Medicine Chair of the Department of Pediatrics
  • Susan Kim, MD, MMSc (Speakers) Associate Professor, Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics,, University of California, San Francisco Department of Pediatrics
  • Brian Feldman, MD, MSc, FRCPC (Speakers) Professor of Pediatrics & Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, and the DLSPH University of Toronto Head, Division of Rheumatology SickKids, University of Toronto Head, Division of Rheumatology SickKids
  • Lauren Pachman, MD (Speakers) Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Description

Authors: Everyone except Children 13 and younger

This general session will review what Cure JM Foundation is doing to improve the lives of families battling JM; from the latest research being funded to advancing new Centers of Excellence in JM Research to build awareness of JM. This session will also include insights from the top JM researchers.

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