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FACMG, Chief Medical Officer, LetsGetChecked

Biography
Dr. Santani holds over 20 years of experience in the diagnostics and healthcare industry sectors. Prior to Veritas, a LetsGetChecked company, she was most recently the Director of Clinical Laboratories and Strategic Initiatives at the Center for Applied Genomics at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia and an Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Pennsylvania. She formerly held roles within CHOP including within the Division of Genomic Diagnostics and within the Molecular Genetics Laboratory. At CHOP, Dr. Santanis work focused on creating a comprehensive diagnostics program by developing innovative technologies for diagnostics, forming public private partnerships and discovery of novel genes associated with complex genetic disorders. At Veritas, she is responsible for the strategy, direction, and execution of clinical development plans and medical affairs. Under her leadership, the multidisciplinary programs at Veritas includes the clinical laboratory operations, research, and clinical development including whole genome sequencing programs, pharmacogenomics and high throughput Covid testing.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Track 1 - January 26 9.00 A.M.-4.15 P.M.


Track Chair:
Kelly E. Caudle, St. Jude

The PMWC 2024 Pharmacogenomics (PGx) Track focuses on advancing standardization in pharmacogenomics to achieve better clinical outcomes. The importance of standardization in PGx cannot be overstated as it can help to improve patient care in several ways. Standardization of clinical laboratory processes can help ensure consistent and accurate test results, which is crucial for making informed clinical decisions. Standardization of reporting can help to ensure that test results are communicated in a clear and understandable manner to clinicians and patients. Standardization of pharmacogenomic test ordering and reimbursement can help to ensure that patients have access to the tests they need, regardless of their location or financial situation. Standardization of PGx education can help to ensure that healthcare professionals have the knowledge and skills they need to use PGx in clinical practice effectively. Finally, clinical pearls and outcome data can help to demonstrate the value of PGx in improving patient outcomes and informing clinical decision-making.

  • PMWC 2024 PGx Award Ceremony:
    Pioneer Honoree: Andrea Gaedigk, Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI)
    Luminary Honoree: Teri E. Klein, Stanford
  • Standardization: Key to Advancing Precision Medicine
    Opening Talk: Kelly E. Caudle, St. Jude
  • Current and Desired States of Standardization of Clinical Laboratory Processes
    Chair: Andrea Gaedigk, Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI)
    - Vicky Pratt, Agena Bioscience
  • FIRESIDE CHAT
    Chair: Damon Hostin, Illumina
    - Howard McLeod, Utah Tech University
  • Current and Desired States of Standardization of Reporting (PANEL)
    Chair: Chad Bousman, University of Calgary
    - Lisa Brown, Great Scott!
    - Vicky Pratt, Agena Bioscience
  • Current and Desired States of Standardization of Pharmacogenomic Test Ordering and Reimbursement (PANEL)
    Chair: Sara Rogers, American Society of Pharmacovigilance
    - Jai Patel, Atrium Health
    - Greg Warren, Axene Health Partners
  • Current and Desired State of PGx Education
    Chair: Phil Empey, University of Pittsburgh
    - Michelle Whirl Carrillo, Stanford
  • Current and Desired State of the Patient Experience in Precision Medicine (PANEL)
    Chair: Avni Santani, LetsGetChecked
    - Kristy Crooks, University of Colorado - Stuart Scott, Stanford
  • Clinical Pearls and Outcome Data: Advancing the Adoption of Pharmacogenomics in Clinical Practice
    Chair: Kelly E. Caudle, St. Jude
    - Larisa H Cavallari, University of Florida
    - Jeff Bishop, University of Minnesota
  • PMWC Showcase
    - Bani Tamraz, UCSF

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