Conference: Agenda

*Please note, this agenda will be updated with new speaker information often.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2024

10:00 AM–10:30 AM

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

J. Steven Leeder, PharmD, PhD, Children’s Mercy Research Institute
BioNexus KC

Mark Hoffman, PhD, Children’s Mercy Research Institute

 

10:30 AM – 11:30

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

11:30 AM–1:00 PM

LUNCH & POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Poster presenters will provide a 30-second overview of their research to the entire group of attendees.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

DATA STRUCTURE & STANDARDS

Moderator: Harlen Hays, Cardinal Health

Andrea Gaedigk, PhD, MS, Children’s Mercy Research Institute
PharmVar: Defining Pharmacogene Variation

Timothy Haithcoat, PhD, University of Missouri
Chasing Context: What Should We Know, How Can It Be Integrated

Theodore White, PhD, University of Missouri Kansas City
A Perspective on How Fungal Icd Codes Reflect Clinical Realities

PANEL DISCUSSION

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

DATA VISUALIZATION

Moderator: Martina Clarke, PhD, University of Nebraska Omaha

Marc Libault, PhD, University of Missouri
Towards a System-Level Understanding of Soybean-Rhizobia Symbiosis at the Single Cell Level

Sanjiv Bhatia, PhD, University of Missouri – St. Louis
AuPAIr: Automated Precipitation Aware Irrigation

PANEL DISCUSSON

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

BREAK

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

SYSTEMS STRATEGIES

Moderator: Dong Pei, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center

Lindsey Jarrett, PhD, Center for Practical Bioethics

Elebeoba May, Phd, University of Wisconsin-Madison

PANEL DISCUSSION

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

CAREER PANEL

Moderator: Chad Grittman, BioNexus KC

Joshua Koni, MS, Children’s Mercy Research Institute

Stacy Farr, PhD, MPH, Saint Luke’s Health System

Lee Zuvanich, Adva Digital Solutions

PANEL DISCUSSION

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

NETWORKING & DINNER

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2024

7:30 AM–8:00 AM

BREAKFAST

8:00 AM–8:10 AM

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

Mark Hoffman, PhD, Children’s Mercy Research Institute

8:10 AM – 9:00 AM

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Maia Hightower, MD, MPH, MBA, Equality AI

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

DATA ANALYSIS / AI

Moderator: Gayla Olbricht, PhD, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Paul de Figueiredo, PhD, Christopher S Bond Life Sciences Center, University of Missouri

Petruta Caragea, Iowa State University

PANEL DISCUSSION

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

BREAK

10:30 AM–11:30 AM

IMAGE ANALYSIS

Joe Shaffer, PhD, Kansas City University
Improving Interpretability Using Randomized Input Sampling (Rise)

Jiwoong Choi, PhD, University of Kansas School of Medicine
What Happens in Your Lungs: Quantitative CT, Computational Physics, and Machine Learning

Raj Logan, Wichita State University

PANEL DISCUSSION

11:30 AM–12:30 PM

DATA APPLICATION

Moderator: Sharlee Climer, PhD, University of Missouri – St. Louis

Mark Clements, Children’s Mercy

PANEL DISCUSSION

12:30 PM

GRAB & GO LUNCH