Scientific & Clinician Program 2018-06-21T11:42:40+00:00

Scientific & Clinician Program


2018 Scientific Meeting – Confirmed Faculty

  • Vamsi K. Mootha, MD, 2018 Course Chair, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Richard Caprioli, PhD, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Christopher J. Chang, PhD, UC Berkeley, CA
  • Sarah Elsea, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Marni Falk, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
  • Grainne Gorman,PhD, Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research, UK
  • Dean P. Jones, PhD, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Shana Kelley, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Kiyoshi Kita, PhD,  Nagasaki University, Japan
  • Carla Koehler, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Daria Mochly-Rosen, PhD, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Anne N. Murphy, PhD, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
  • Mike Murphy, PhD, MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  • David J. Pagliarini, PhD, Morgridge Institute for Research at UW-Madison, WI
  • Ethan Perlstein, PhD, CEO, Perlara, San Francisco, CA
  • Pere Puigserver, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
  • Jared Rutter, PhD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Rohit Sharma, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Gerald I. Shulman, MD, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Jan Smeitink, MD, PhD, Radboud Center for Mitochondrial Medicine, Radboudumc, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Anu Suomalainen, MD, PhD, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Tanja Taivassalo, PhD, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL
  • Mark Tarnopolsky, MD, PhD, FRCP(C) McMaster University Medical Center, Ontario, Canada
  • Alice Ting, PhD, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Kendall B. Wallace, PhD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth, MN
  • Yvonne Will, PhD, Pfizer, Groton, CT

2018 Welcome

pb8u87801On behalf of the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF), the Mitochondria Research Society, the Mitochondrial Medicine Society, and the Mitochondrial Physiology Society, and Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron (CHMCA), we would like to invite you to attend Mitochondrial Medicine 2018, the UMDF’s international symposium dedicated to mitochondrial medicine, to be held June 27 – 30, 2018, at the Sheraton Music City Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee.  This year’s theme will be Mitochondrial Chemical Biology.

The symposium planning committee has brought together another spectacular faculty for this year’s symposium. Based on our past annual symposia, we expect several hundred researchers and clinicians to attend this meeting.

This is the 20th annual conference organized by UMDF, bringing together clinical and basic science researchers sharing an interest in mitochondria. Participants come from many fields, including biochemistry, genetics, neurosciences, cardiology, cancer, diabetes, nephrology, hematology, pediatrics and aging research. At any major scientific meeting, a handful of presentations on mitochondrial disease will be found, but in order to stimulate research interactions in this ever-expanding cross-disciplinary field, the UMDF symposium focuses entirely on mitochondrial medicine.

The UMDF mission is to promote research and education for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and families.

Join us in Nashville, Tennessee, as we continue to set the pace in mitochondrial medicine, encouraging the exchange of information and cultivating networks among physicians, researchers, patients and families!


Vamsi Mootha, MD
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

CME Chair
Bruce H. Cohen, Akron Children’s Hospital