Plenary Keynote Speakers

The list of plenary session keynote speakers is subject to change.

Francis Collins, MD, PhD
National Institutes of Health

In his role as the 16th Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Collins oversees the work of the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world, spanning the spectrum from basic to clinical research. Dr. Collins is a physician-geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the international Human Genome Project.

In Plenary Session I, Dr. Collins will deliver a keynote presentation.

Eliseo Pérez-Stable, MD
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

As Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at NIH, Dr. Pérez-Stable oversees the Institute's $289 million budget to advance the science of minority health and health disparities by conducting and supporting research programs to advance knowledge and understanding of mechanisms to improve minority health, identifying and understanding health disparities and developing effective interventions to reduce these disparities in community and clinical settings.

In Plenary Session I, Dr. Pérez-Stable will deliver a keynote presentation.