Session Chair Profile

M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Berg is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also has a clinical appointment in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. He graduated from Emory University with a B.S. in Biology and completed the M.D./Ph.D. program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Curriculum in Neuroscience. He subsequently underwent residency training in Clinical Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine.


Taking Genomic Sequencing from Diagnosis to Screening
Genomic sequencing offers an unprecedented opportunity to establish molecular etiologies in patients with hereditary conditions. However, why should we wait until someone becomes sick to identify the cause? Predictive sequencing for monogenic disorders has tremendous promise, but we need to recognize the limitations and pitfalls to ensure evidence-based genomic medicine.

Session Abstract

Session Synopsis: Enabling the oncology community to harness the power of clinical data and electronic health care records to improve standard care requires data sharing, aggregation, and harmonization of research-grade datasets, including a supportive infrastructure. This session focuses on recent developments that enable clinical workflow acceleration and decision making for precision medicine.