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Noncoding RNAs: Current and Future Trends


Keystone Symposia ePanel:

Noncoding RNAs: Current and Future Trends

Broadcast on October 18, 2016

Since the discovery of the catalytic role of RNAs three decades ago and the discovery of microRNAs two decades ago, the field has exploded. What does the next decade or even century hold? Watch this lively panel discussion moderated by Frank Slack and then ask the panelists your questions.

Among other topics, the discussion will focus on:

  • How do we better translate discoveries into therapies and diagnostic tools?
  • How can one narrow down the best target RNAs from a cast of thousands?
  • What are the best model systems in which to study them?
  • What are the priorities, obstacles and controversies facing the field?


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About Keystone Symposia:

Keystone Symposia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1972 that convenes 50-60 open, international scientific research conferences each year across the full range of the life sciences – from cardiovascular disease to immunology to neurobiology. The conferences accelerate life science discovery by bringing together and fostering collaboration among the world’s leading and next generation of research scientists.

Website: www.keystonesymposia.org


Moderator(s):
  • Frank Slack, PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Panelist(s):

Health Disparities: The Intersection of Science and Race

May 25, 2017 2:30pm ‐ May 25, 2017 4:00pm

Forty years ago, the infamous Tuskegee syphilis trials called attention to the disparate treatment of underrepresented (UR) populations in the U.S., prompting a major overhaul of the U.S. public healthcare system. Since 2003, Congress has mandated that the Federal government produce the annual National Healthcare Disparities Report as part of the effort to monitor national progress in this domain.

Keystone Symposia is striving to move the health disparities conversation forward by incorporating discussion into our conferences on cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, immunology, cancer and other diseases that impact populations worldwide.

The focus of this roundtable is on the U.S. and the persistent health disparities that exist among UR communities. In this Keystone Symposia roundtable conversation on “Health Disparities: The Intersection of Science and Race” we will discuss how efforts undertaken by Keystone Symposia’s health disparities working groups on cancer and genetics/genomics may one day contribute to national research efforts on these issues.

The roundtable will examine the intersection of genes, race and disease. Watch this lively panel discussion moderated by Dr. Irelene Ricks and then ask the panelists your questions.

Among other topics, the discussion will focus on:

  • The biology of health disparities
  • The role of epigenetics in health disparities research
  • The public health issues surrounding disparate healthcare access and treatment
  • Priorities, obstacles and controversies facing the field, including lack of UR health care professionals
  • Catalytic research and novel ideas that push the field in the scientific community’s consciousness



Event Hashtag: #VKSdisparities






The views expressed in this ePanel are those of the participants and not necessarily of the participants’ organizations or of Keystone Symposia.






Moderator(s): Panelist(s):
  • Russell DeBose-Boyd, PhD, Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Glenn Simmons, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth
  • Amanda Marie James, PhD, Assistant Director of the IMSD program; Research Associate and Instructor, Emory University, School of Medicine
  • Lovell Jones, PhD, Executive Director, HDEART Consortium
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