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Healthcare Professionals Gather for Denny Sanford Pediatric Symposium

Annual Event Highlights Sanford Health/Mayo Clinic Collaboration.

Denny Sanford speaks to symposium attendees.
Denny Sanford speaks to symposium attendees.


(Sioux Falls, SD) – The ongoing collaboration between Sanford Health and Mayo Clinic continues to advance children's healthcare. The 3rd annual Denny Sanford Pediatric Symposium "Innovations in Pediatric Care and Research" is being held in Sioux Falls, SD this week on the Sanford USD Medical Center campus. This symposium is supported by the Denny Sanford Endowed Pediatric Collaboration between Mayo Clinic and Sanford Health, made possible by a donation from Mr. Denny Sanford.

The symposium, attended by hundreds of healthcare professionals from the region, represents the ongoing collaboration between Mayo Clinic and Sanford Health researchers and physicians. This collaboration continues to advance the four "CARE" components which are critical in providing excellence in children's healthcare: Clinical services, Advocacy, Research and Education.

"The Denny Sanford Pediatric Symposium showcases the commitment of Sanford Health to advancing the care of children in the Upper Midwest through innovative clinical services, research and education," stated H. Eugene Hoyme, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Sanford Children's. "We are thrilled to have Dr. Guttmacher with us to highlight how discoveries in genetics and molecular biology are changing our everyday practice of pediatrics."

Keynote speaker Allen E. Guttmacher, MD.
Keynote speaker:
Allen E. Guttmacher, MD.


The two day symposium includes presentations by Sanford Children's and Mayo Clinic physicians as well as researchers from the Sanford Children's Health Research Center in Sioux Falls, SD and La Jolla, CA and Mayo Clinic. Keynote speaker Alan E. Guttmacher, MD, Acting Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), presented "Biomedical Research and Health Care in the Genome Era" the morning of the symposium's first day. Dr. Guttmacher is an internationally recognized educator and scholar in human genetics and genomics. In his current role at NIH, Dr Guttmacher helps oversee the institute's efforts in advancing genome research, integrating the benefits of genome research into healthcare, and exploring the ethical, legal and social implications of human genomics.



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