Speaker Profile

M.D., Ph.D., Coordinator Genomic Medicine in Wallonia, CHU Liège

Biography
Dr Aimé Lumaka graduated from the Medical school and specialized in Pediatrics at the University of Kinshasa (DR Congo). He later obtained his PhD degree in Human Genetics and Genomics at the KU Leuven (Belgium). Dr Lumaka is clinical consultation in genetics in the University hospitals of Liège and the Coordinator of a Genomic Medicine platform at the University of Liège (Belgium). He teaches Genetics and Pediatrics at the University of Kinshasa. His work focuses on the use of Next Generation Sequencing in the diagnosis and research for rare diseases, as well as in care improvement for RD patients, especially critically ill children. He is engaged in increasing accessibility to NGS for rare diseases patients from underserved communities. Dr Lumaka is currently the chair of the Rare Diseases Working Group of the H3-Africa consortium and the Director of the Reference Center for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases in the RD Congo.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley

Track 3 - January 27 9.00 A.M.-4.15 P.M.


Track Chairs:
Sharon Terry, Genetic Alliance & Alice Rathjen

  • PMWC 2023 Award Ceremony:
    Pioneer Honoree: David Bentley, Ilumina
  • Learnings and Advancements of Population Studies (PANEL)
    Chair: Sharon Terry, Genetic Alliance
    - David Bentley, Illumina
    - Slavé Petrovski, AstraZeneca
    - Andrea Ganna, FinnGen
    - Robert Wildin, University of Vermont Health
    - Alexander Charney, Mount Sinai
  • Precision Medicine in Understudied Populations
    - Ryan Taft, Illumina
    - Aimé LUMAKA, WALGEMED
  • Building Future Precision Care in Qatar
    Chair: Khalid Fakhro, Sidra Medicine
    - Ziyad M. Hijazi, Sidra Medicine
    - Edison T. Liu, The Jackson Labs
  • Challenges and Opportunities for National Precision Medicine Initiatives (PANEL)
    Chair: Alessandro Riccombeni, Microsoft UK
    - Catalina Lopez-Correa, Genome Canada
    - Khalid Fakhro, Sidra Medicine
  • Framework to Improve the Translation of Genomics into the Clinic (PANEL)
    Chair: Kathleen Barnes, Tempus Labs
    - Carlos Bustamante, Galatea Bio
    - Ora Gordon, Providence
    - Abasi Ene-Obong, 54gene
  • Identifying Relationships Between Disparate Data Sets to Monitor and Control Pathogen Outbreak (PANEL)
    Chair: Charles Chiu, UCSF
    - Amy Kirby, CDC
    - Smruthi Karthikeyan, Caltech
  • Increasing Diversity in Population Studies
    - Manual Rivas - Global Biobank Engine, Stanford Rivas Lab
  • The Missing Diversity in Human Epigenomic Studies
    - Charles E. Breeze, National Cancer Institute
  • The Transition from Genomics to Phenomics in Precision Population Health
    - Lee Hood, Phenome Health

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