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2016 PMP Pals Conference

2016 marked the first year PMP Pals returned to having our major annual conference in Monterrey, California since the passing of our founder, Gabriella Graham. The event was held on October 8th & 9th at Massaro & Santos Restaurant and Bayonet & Blackhorse Golf Course.

The event focused on hope through presentations by leaders in our PMP community, specialists that focus on the genomics of our disease and survivors sharing stories of hope. Below are artifacts from the event, including the program, the presentations, and videos of the speeches:

2016 PMP Pals Annual Conference Program

Start Time Finish Time Topic Presenter Presentation Materials Video of Speech
9:00 AM 9:45 AM Arrival & Seating Chris Piekarski
9:45 AM 10:00 AM Welcome & Introductions Chris Piekarski Year In Review
10:00 AM 10:30 AM ACPMP Jerry Lewandowski, President ACPMP Research Foundation Jerry Lewandowski ACPMP Story
10:30 AM 11:00 AM Ask Arthur Highlights Adele Jasion Ask Arthur – The First Year Ask Arthur Video
11:00 AM 11:30 AM UCSD’s Genomic Experience Dr. Joel Baumgartner, MD UCSD Genomic Experience Dr. Baumgartner UCSD PMP Genetics
11:30 AM 12:45 PM Lunch All
12:45 PM 1:15 PM Foundation Medicine Dr. Sherri Millis, MS PhD Foundation Medicine Experience (1) Dr. Sherri Millis Foundation Medicine
1:15 PM 1:45 PM Illumina Dr. Jeremiah McDole, PhD Illumina Experience The Genetics of Cancer
1:45 PM 2:15 PM Cancer Survivor & Author Anna Renault Being a 9 Time Cancer Survivor (2) Anna Renault, Author & Survivor
2:15 PM 2:45 PM PMP Pals has HOPE for YOU Chris Piekarski
2:45 PM 3:00 PM Wrap Up & Farewells Chris Piekarski

(1) Although Foundation Medicine gave permission for their content to be included in the program above, they asked that the presentation not be shared

(2) Although Anna Renault did not bring a presentation, the program above includes her resume and lists the many books she’s authored

Photographs of the dinner and the conference can be found on Facebook here.