State of the Art Speakers

  Fay Betsou, PhD, HDR
Dr. Betsou is Chief Scientific Officer at Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg (IBBL), where she directs activities of the Biorefinery and Biospecimen Research Laboratory. She is a molecular biologist with 20 years of experience in molecular diagnostics, disease-oriented biobanking, biospecimen research, and certification and accreditation applied to biobanks. She holds four patents and is the author of more than 90 peer-reviewed publications, most focused on biospecimen research. She is a Past President of International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER), and Chair of the ISBER Biospecimen Science Working Group and the Proficiency Testing Taskforce. She is a national delegate in ISO REMCO and ISO TC276, and an Associate Professor at the University of Luxembourg.
  Bartha Maria Knoppers, PhD
Bartha Maria Knoppers, PhD (Comparative Medical Law), is a Professor and Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policy, Faculty of Medicine, Human Genetics, McGill University.

She holds the Canada Research Chair in Law and Medicine and is the founder of the Population Project in Genomics (P3G) and CARTaGENE, Quebec’s population biobank. Chair of the Ethics Working Party of the International Stem Cell Forum (2005-2015); Co-Chair of the Sampling/ELSI Committee of the 1000 Genomes Project (2007-2014); Chair of the Ethics and Governance Council of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (2009-17 ); and Co-Chair of the Regulatory and Ethics Working Group of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health.

Dr. Knoppers is the recipient of four Doctorates Honoris Causa, she is Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Hastings Center (bioethics), the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) and, in 2016, was named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is also an Officer of the Order of Canada and of Quebec.

  Dan Milner, MD, MSc
Dan Milner, MD, MSc, Chief Medical Officer, ASCP: Dr. Milner completed his MD at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2000 and his residency/fellowship in anatomic pathology/clinical pathology/microbiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2005. Before joining ASCP, Dr. Milner spent 10 years as faculty at Harvard where he taught pathology, microbiology, and infectious disease, was the primary lead for infectious disease consultations in AP/CP, and was the recipient of numerous research grants in the areas of malaria and HIV. In addition to these accomplishments, Dr. Milner began working in Africa in 1997 as a medical student and has built an international reputation as an expert in cerebral malaria. In parallel with this, he has been heavily involved in pathology capacity building in many countries and, most notably, lead the team that built an anatomic pathology laboratory in Rwanda and Haiti for advance cancer diagnostics. In his current role, he serves as the Director for the Center for Global Health at ASCP, leads all PEPFAR activities with ASCP (lab strengthening, x 5+ countries), and leads the Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment in Africa Initiative (telepathology, 20+ countries). Dr. Milner is the author of over 100 publications and has presented nationally and internationally on his work in more than 15 countries.

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