Speaker Profile

M.D., Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, University of Califo

Dr. Giudice is Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF and Director of the UCSF Precision Medicen Center. She is a biochemist and reproductive endocrinologist specializing in endometriosis, adenomyosis, ovulatory disorders and infertility. Her research focuses on multiomics approaches to elucidate function and dysfunction of human endometrium in health and disease and environmental impacts on reproductive health. She has mentored >320 students, fellows and faculty, authored >325 peer-reviewed publications and is co-editor of 7 textbooks on women’s health, endocrinology, environmental health, endometrium, and endometriosis. She has received numerous awards acknowledging her contributions to science, medicine, and mentoring. Dr. Giudice is Past-President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the World Endometriosis Society, and the International Federation of Fertility Societies. She is immediate past Chair of the FIGO Committee on Climate Change and Toxic Environmental Exposures and is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine

Novel Insights into Endometriosis through Precision Medicine
Endometriosis, a common, chronic, estrogen-dependent inflammatory disease, derives from uterine endometrium and is a major cause of pelvic pain and infertility. Diagnosis is hampered by complex disease presentation, and medical and surgical therapies are variably effective. Multi-omics approaches are key to developing novel diagnostics and therapeutics for this debilitating disorder and will be discussed herein.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley

Track 3, January 26

Track Co-Chairs:
Yoel Sadovsky, UPMC
Aleksandar Rajkovic, UCSF

Researchers have long been recognizing the uniqueness of women’s health and its substantial effect on clinical practice, acknowledging the increasing appreciation of the importance of multidisciplinary approaches to health and disease. In every organ system, there are diseases that are unique to women, more common in women than in men, or characterized by differences in disease course in women compared to men. This Track will focus on the following topics related to Women’s Health:

  • Chronic Diseases in Women
    - Marcia Stefanik, Stanford (Chronic Disease Prevention) - Linda Giudice, UCSF (Endometriosis)
  • Stem Cells, Preimplantation and Prenatal Genetics
    Chair: Akash Kumar, MyOme, Inc. (Ploygenic risk score)
    - Vitorio Sebastiano, Stanford (Stem cells and fertility)
    - Teresa Sparks, UCSF
    - Nathan Treff, Genomic Prediction
  • Precision Health for Mothers and Babies
    Chair: David Stevenson, U. of Stanford (Introduction: Towards Precision Health for Mothers and Babies)
    - Aleks Rajkovic, UCSF (Genomics of Pregnancy Loss)
    - Ivana Maric, Stanford (ML for Early Prediction)
    - Nima Aghaeepour, Stanford (AI-Driven Prematurity Taxonomy)
  • Components of Pregnancy Health
    Chair: Yoel Sadovsky, U. of Pittsburgh (Placental Health)
    - Marina Sirota, UCSF (Leveraging Molecular and Clinical Data)
  • Reproductive Aging (PANEL)
    Chair: Aleksandar Rajkovic, UCSF
    - Diana Laird, UCSF
    - Nikolina Lauc, GlycanAge
    - Dina Radenkovic, Gameto
  • Sex Differences
    - Noel Bairey Merz, Cedar Sinai (CV disease)
    - Danit Ariel, Stanford (Bone Health)