#SideByScience Webinar
Genetics in Epilepsy – Early Steps on the Path to Precision Medicine

Annapurna Poduri, MD, MPH

Associate Professor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Director, Epilepsy Genetics Program
Boston Children’s Hospital

Date: June 25th, 2020
Time: 12:30PM ET

Epilepsy diagnosis and care have changed over the past decade thanks to rapid advancement in research technologies. In this webinar, Prof. Poduri will share the results of an integrative clinical-research initiative at Boston Children’s Hospital, using in-hospital epilepsy diagnostics to expedite genomic discovery and improve patient care. Epilepsy, as an indication with a high prevalence of genomic etiology, is one of Boston Children’s largest research cohorts.

Prof. Poduri will cover the accelerating pace of discovery in epilepsy, driven by NGS, and how a molecular diagnosis enables improved patient care through novel precision therapies.

Boston Children’s epilepsy cohort utilizes Emedgene’s machine learning-driven genomics platform to bridge the translational research gap, applying current scientific knowledge and automated interpretation in order to diagnose more patients. The adoption of in-hospital genomic diagnostics, and collaborative work with the reference lab, helps close the gap between scientific discovery and patient care, providing timely answers to patients in need.

This webinar is part of the #SideByScience webinar series, promoting science in a time of social distancing. See the series agenda.


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