Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A. John Iafrate

MD, PhD, Medical Director, Center for Integrated Diagnostics, Associate in Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

A. John Iafrate
A. John Iafrate

Dr. Iafrate is a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and is Director of the Center for Integrated Diagnostics (CID), a clinical laboratory for molecular diagnostics and newly appointed Vice Chair of Academic Affairs at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Iafrate received his MD/PhD dual degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2000 and was trained in anatomic and molecular genetic pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Iafrate is a board-certified Pathologist and has been on staff at MGH since 2005. The CID provides rapid personalized genomic testing to help inform cancer treatment decisions for patients. His research is focused on lung and brain tumors, where he has been closely involved in the clinical development of crizotinib and companion diagnostics in ALK- and ROS1 positive lung cancers. His lab has developed several technologies for sequencing tumors, including SNaPshot and the next-generation sequencing-based Anchored Multiplex PCR, both techniques have been widely used in the molecular diagnostics community.

Keynote Speakers

A. John Iafrate Dr. Iafrate is a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and is Director of the Center for Integrated Diagnostics (CID), a clinical laboratory for molecular diagnostics and newly appointed Vice Chair of Academic Affairs at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
Stephen Palmer Stephen Palmer is a Professor and Deputy Director of TEEHTA. He has worked in economic evaluation for over 15 years in areas including pharmaceuticals, cardiology, cancer, mental health, diagnostic and screening programmes and policy. He has extensive experience of health economic evaluation, regulatory and reimbursement processes.
Luca Sangiorgi He is Head of Department of Medical Genetics and Coordinator of Rare Disease Centre at Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, and Contract professor of Clinical Genetics of Bologna University.
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