Session Chair Profile

Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Stanford

Biography
Dr. Stefanick’s research focuses on women’s health, chronic disease prevention and aging. She has conducted the large Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) randomized controlled trials (RCT) of menopausal hormone therapy, low-fat diet, and calcium & vitamin D on heart disease, cancer, osteoporotic fractures and dementia and is currently Principal Investigator (PI) of the WHI Extension Study, the WHI Strong & Healthy (WHISH) physical activity trial, focusing on heart disease, and the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study (MrOS). Dr. Stefanick is also founding Director of the Stanford Women’s Health and Sex Differences in Medicine (WHSDM, “wisdom”) Center and teaches courses on the role of sex and gender and sexuality in health over the life course and across the sexual and gender spectra.


Talk
Chronic Disease Prevention


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley

Track 3 - January 26 9.00 A.M.-4.30 P.M.


Track Co-Chairs:
Linda Giudice, UCSF
Yoel Sadovsky, UPMC

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:

  • PMWC 2023 Award Ceremony:
    Pioneer Honoree: Marcia Stefanick, Stanford
  • Chronic Diseases in Women
    - Marcia Stefanick, Stanford (Chronic Disease Prevention) - Marina Sirota, UCSF (Endometriosis)
  • Stem Cells, Preimplantation and Prenatal Genetics
    Chair: Akash Kumar, MyOme, Inc. (Ploygenic risk score)
    - Teresa Sparks, UCSF (Prenatal genetic diagnosis)
    - Nathan Treff, Genomic Prediction (Reducing polygenic disease risk through embryo selection)
  • 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)
  • Precision Health for Mothers and Babies: Components of Pregnancy Health
    Chair: Yoel Sadovsky, U. of Pittsburgh (Placental Health)
    - Marina Sirota, UCSF (Leveraging Molecular and Clinical Data)
    - Brice Gaudilliere, Stanford (Multiomic immune profiling)
  • Value of Early Risk Prediction, Screening & Digital Intervention in Pre-term birth Avoidance
    Chair: Leslie Saltzman, Ovia Health
    - Sydney Strickland, Labcorp
  • Reproductive Aging (PANEL)
    Chair: Aleksandar Rajkovic, UCSF
    - Diana Laird, UCSF
    - Jennifer Garrison, Buck Institute
    - Nikolina Lauc, GlycanAge
    - Christian Kramme, Gameto
  • Achieving Equity in Precision Medicine
    - Aida Habtezion, Pfizer
  • Sex Differences
    - Noel Bairey Merz, Cedar Sinai (CV disease)
    - Danit Ariel, Stanford (Transgender Health and Sex Differences)
  • PMWC Showcase:
    - Amrie Grammer, Ampel Bio Solutions

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