WORLDSymposium 2022 Keynote Speaker

Tippi Mackenzie, MD was the Keynote Speaker on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Tippi MacKenzie is a Professor of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco and the Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Institute for Regeneration Medicine. More details.

WORLDSymposium 2021 Keynote Speakers

Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH was the Keynote Speaker on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Dr. Osterholm is Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, a professor in the Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering, and an adjunct professor in the Medical School, all at the University of Minnesota. More details.

WORLDSymposium 2020 Keynote Speakers

Chester B. Whitley, PhD, MD delivered the keynote address on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 and Peter Marks, MD, PhD delivered the keynote address on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Dr. Whitley is the Principal Investigator for the Lysosomal Disease Network (LDN), a growing consortium of medical centers collaborating since 2003 and is the director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). More details.

WORLDSymposium 2019 Keynote Speaker

Chester B. Whitley, PhD, MD Delivered Keynote Address on Wednesday, February 12, 2019. Dr. Whitley is a tenured Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, the Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, and Director of the Advanced Therapies Program at the University of Minnesota. More details.

WORLDSymposium 2018 Keynote Speakers

Petra Kaufmann, MD, MSc delivered Keynote on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 and R. Rodney Howell, MD Delivered Keynote on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Petra Kaufmann is director of the NCATS Office of Rare Diseases Research. Her work includes overseeing the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network program, Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center, and the NCATS Toolkit for Patient-Focused Therapy Development. R. Rodney Howell, MD is Professor of Pediatrics and a Member of the Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, at the Miller School of Medicine of the University of Miami. More details.

WORLDSymposium 2017 Keynote Speakers

Elsa Shapiro, PhD, Delivered Keynote on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Elsa Shapiro, PhD, is Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology in the Division of Pediatric Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota. More details.

WORLDSymposium 2016 Keynote Speaker

Christopher P. Austin, MD, Delivered Keynote at WORLDSymposium 2016. Dr. Austin is director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). More details.

WORLDSymposium 2015 Keynote Speaker

Elcomed Laurie Muldowney, MD, (US FDA), Delivered Keynote at WORLDSymposium 2015 on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Dr. Muldowney is Medical Officer for the Division of Gastroenterology and Inborn Error Products at CDER/FDA. More details.