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Join us for two days of live tweeting from Childx

Group of five happy children jumping on meadow.

Today and tomorrow, we'll be live tweeting Stanford's inaugural Childx conference, which brings together some of the top voices in pediatric and maternal health. We'll be using @StanfordMed and the #StanfordChildx hashtag.

The action kicks off early today, with an 8 a.m. welcome by Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the School of Medicine. Keynote speaker Alan Guttmacher, MD, director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development, who talked with Scope last week, speaks at 8:15 a.m.

Check back throughout the day to learn about fetal, developmental and adult health at 9 a.m. and stem cell and gene therapy at 11:10 a.m. After lunch, the conference reconvenes to discuss child and maternal health at 2:20 p.m. with Alan Greene, MD, who leads the popular Dr.Greene.com. The speaking presentations wrap up at 5 p.m.

On Friday, Stanford's Dennis Wall, PhD, will kick the conversation off at 8 a.m., followed at 8:10 a.m. by Rajiv Shah, MD, former head of the United States Agency for International Development. At 8:35 a.m., Stanford's Euan Ashley, MD, DPhil, will lead a discussion on precision medicine for rare childhood diseases. Tune in to learn more about the health ecosystem at 10:30 a.m. and for a special presentation by Stanford's Mary Leonard, MD at 11:55 a.m.

The complete schedule is available here.

Previously: Countdown to Childx: Global health expert Gary Darmstadt on improving newborn survivalCountdown to Childx: Q&A with pediatric health expert Alan Guttmacher, Countdown to Childx: Stanford expert highlights future of stem cell and gene therapies and Stanford hosts inaugural Childx conference this spring
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