Plenary Speaker :
Heidi L. Rehm, PhD
Chief Genomics Officer
Department of Medicine
Heidi L. Rehm, PhD, FACMG is a leader in defining standards for the interpretation of sequence variants and a principal investigator of ClinGen, providing free and publicly accessible resources to support the interpretation of genes and variants. Dr. Rehm also co-leads the Broad Center for Mendelian Genomics, which is focused on discovering novel rare disease genes. In addition, she co-leads the Matchmaker Exchange to also aid in rare disease gene discovery. She is a strong advocate and pioneer of open science and data sharing, working to extend these approaches through her role on the steering committee of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health. Dr. Rehm is also a co-investigator of the BabySeq Project, which explores the clinical use of genomic sequencing as an adjunct to newborn screening, principal investigator in the eMERGE consortium supporting genomic discovery and genomic medicine implementation, and a principal investigator on a project to develop i2b2 into a Health Innovation Platform for clinical decision support.
Dr. Rehm is a board-certified clinical laboratory geneticist and genomic medicine researcher. She is the chief laboratory director at the Partners Laboratory for Molecular Medicine, the medical director of the Broad Institute Clinical Research Sequencing Platform and associate professor of Pathology at Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.