Translational Medicine in the Plain Populations Conference

Thursday, Aug. 3 and Friday, Aug. 4, 2017
University Club
123 University Place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Join us for two-day conference which focuses on clinical care for and research about genetic conditions that affect the Plain community. Collaborative efforts between major medical centers, universities, and the consortium of clinics that have an interest in the Plain community will be emphasized. The conference aims to bring together clinicians, scientists, administrators, and others to discuss health and science topics related to the Plain community.

In its fifth year, the conference is generously hosted by the Center for Rare Disease Therapy at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. For questions, please contact us at

This event is organized by the Plain Community Health Consortium.


Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017

 8 a.m.  Registration Opens, Light Breakfast
 9 a.m.  Welcome
 9:30 a.m.  Mental Health Genetics
 10:30 a.m.  Cardiology Solutions
 Noon  Lunch
 1 p.m.  Clinical Research Design
 2 p.m.  Diagnostic Mysteries
 3:30 p.m.  Break
 4 p.m.  Metabolic Disease (CblC, PA, etc.)
 5 p.m.  Adjourn for Dinner
 7:30 p.m.  Evening Reception (Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC)

Friday, Aug. 4, 2017

 8 a.m.  Registration Opens, Light Breakfast
 9 a.m.  Welcome
 9:15 a.m.  New Discoveries
 10:45 a.m.  Innovative Therapies
 12:15 p.m.  Lunch
 1:15 p.m.  Adjourn                                                                                              


Register online today.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center for a rate of $145 per night. The Wydham is located adjacent to the University Club at 100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Reservations can made online or by calling 877-999-3223.