Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Discipline Director, Biochemical Genetics & Maternal Serum Screening , Labcorp

Biography
Dr. Strickland earned a PhD in experimental pathology from the University of Virginia and completed postdoctoral fellowship training in clinical chemistry at the University of Virginia Medical Center in 2018. Sydney is a diplomat of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC),and a member of American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and serves as a national co-discipline director of Biochemical Genetics. She serves on the board of the Pediatric-Maternal Fetal Division of AACC and as a committee member of the Evidence Based Laboratory Medicine Committee of AACC. She has authored more than 8 articles and abstracts published in such journals as Clinical Chemistry, Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine (JALM), Clinica Chimica Acta. She holds a certificate of qualification from New York State Department of Health in Biochemical Genetics and Fetal Defect Markers.

Talk
Clinical Preeclampsia and Advances in Screening/Testing


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley

Track 3 - January 26 9.00 A.M.-4.15 P.M.


Track Co-Chairs:
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 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 (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)
  • 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)
  • Reproductive Aging (PANEL)
    Chair: Aleksandar Rajkovic, UCSF
    - Diana Laird, UCSF
    - Nikolina Lauc, GlycanAge
    - Dina Radenkovic, Gameto
  • Achieving Equity in Precision Medicine
    - Aida Habtezion, Pfizer
  • Sex Differences
    - Noel Bairey Merz, Cedar Sinai (CV disease)
    - Danit Ariel, Stanford (Bone Health)
  • Value of Early Risk Prediction, Screening & Digital Intervention in Pre-term birth Avoidance
    Chair: Leslie Saltzman, Ovia Health
    - Sydney Strickland, Labcorp