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Keynote Cecile Janssens
Friday, 11/Dec/2020:
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Session Chair: Jan Yvan Verbakel

Session Abstract

Cecile Janssens is professor of Epidemiology in the department of Epidemiology of the Rollins School of Public Health. Her research concerns the translation of genomics research to applications in clinical and public health practice, and focuses on the polygenic prediction of multifactorial diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. She is best known for her theoretical and methodological studies that outline the future predictive ability and utility of genetic testing, including the psychological, behavioral, ethical and societal aspects of genetic testing, the quality of evidence, research methodology and research ethics. In recent years, she worked on a new search method for scientific literature that will be launched in 2020. Dr. Janssens is a lecturer in graduate and post-graduate courses in local, national and international programs, in which she teaches about prediction, critical thinking, scientific writing, and research methods. Dr. Janssens has degrees in economics, psychology, and epidemiology and received her PhD from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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2:00pm - 3:00pm

Risk Prediction using Polygenic Scores: What's the State of the Evidence?

Cecile Janssens

Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, USA


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