The Sema4 Network

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A Webcast Series Brought to you by Sema4


We are excited to present “The Sema4 Network” –
a live webcast series addressing our industry’s pressing topics.


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Previously Aired Events


Topic: Join the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer: Leveraging Data to Transform Cancer Care for this Vulnerable Population

Aired: Tuesday, September 29th from 12 – 12:45 p.m. ET


– Giselle Sholler, M.D. ISF Director Solid and Rare Tumor Program, Levine Children’s Hospital Chair, Beat Childhood Cancer Research Consortium
– Feras Hantash, PhD Vice President of Molecular Oncology at Sema4

Be part of the conversation as we invite world-renowned pediatric oncologist Dr. Giselle Sholler, the Director of the ISF Solid and Rare Tumor Program at Levine Children’s Hospital and Chair of the Beat Childhood Cancer consortium and, Sema4’s VP of Molecular Oncology, Dr. Feras Hantash as we discuss the advances in pediatric cancer care driven by the adoption of advanced genetic tests, real world data, and data science.  This webcast will cover the science behind clinical and genomic data analysis to guide treatment selection and other clinical decisions, highlight and review patient case studies, and identify key stakeholders needed to implement a differentiated precision oncology program.

For more information on the Beat Childhood Cancer Foundation, please click here.

Replay coming soon

Topic: CATCHING CANCER EARLY: Assessing the need for and effectively implementing a care delivery model for hereditary cancer

Aired: Tuesday, September 22nd from 12 – 12:45 p.m. ET


– Matthew Lederman, M.D., Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist at RMA of New York
– Elizabeth Etkin-Kramer, M.D., FACOG, Associate Professor in OBGYN at FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
– Jill Chisholm, APNG President and Founder of GeneScreen and Chief Medical Officer of Synergenomics

Listen to the conversation held by Dr. Matthew Lederman, Dr. Elizabeth Etkin Kramer, and Jill Chisholm on the various considerations for, and the importance of, identifying those at risk for inherited cancer syndromes and how that necessitates updates to clinical management. This live panel discussion covered assessing risk through patient-provider engagement, integrating programs to complement protocols, and delivering results into physicians’ workflows to improve patient outcomes.

Learn about the most up to date clinical guidelines here: ACOG Hereditary Cancer Syndromes and Risk Assessment

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Topic: Essential Strategies for Providers and Physician Groups to Implement and Engage on Telehealth


– David Bellaire, Executive Adviser and former Chair of the Board of Directors at Sema4
– Dr. Shayan Vyas, VP of Clinical Operations and Medical Director at Teladoc Health
– Dr. Stella M. Dantas, Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Assoc. Med Director, Ambulatory & Convenient Care at Kaiser Permanente

Aired: Thursday, June 11th, 2020 from 12:00-12:45 p.m. EST / 9:00-9:45 a.m. PST

Telehealth has become significantly more important since the COVID-19 outbreak. Tune in to our recent webcast for an insightful and engaging conversation with two healthcare thought leaders in the field of telehealth. Sema4’s David Bellaire interviews Dr. Vyas from Teladoc Health, an industry leading virtual care services provider, and Dr. Dantas from Kaiser Permanente Northwest, a progressive health system that has successfully implemented telehealth. In this live and interactive discussion, the group covers how to get started with virtual care, essential technology to make it a success, and the aspects of care that are most conducive to telehealth.

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Topic: Impact of COVID-19 on Gamete Donor Collection

Speakers: Dr. Alan Copperman, Sema4 Chief Medical Officer – Reproductive Health and Dr. Jaime Shamonki, Generate Life Sciences Chief Medical Officer

Aired: Tuesday, May 12th, 4:00-4:30 p.m. EST / 1:00-1:30 p.m. PST

Watch a conversation between two industry experts in the field of reproductive donor tissue. Dr. Copperman interviews Dr. Shamonki about the impact of COVID-19 on gamete donor collection, what we know about the spread of COVID-19 through tissue, and studies that will be needed post-COVID to better understand the effect on reproductive medicine and donor bank policies.

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Topic: The Virtual Patient Experience: Embracing an on-demand style of digital care, while leveraging patient data to make more informed clinical decisions.

Speaker: Tony Prentice, Sema4’s Chief Product Officer

Aired: Wednesday, May 6th, 12:00-12:30 p.m. EST

Our CPO, Tony Prentice, discusses how to deliver on participatory healthcare and the importance of cross-platform tools, seamless test consenting, convenient care and enhanced patient engagement in the COVID-19 era.

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Topic: Navigating a Safe Return to Reproductive Care: Reopening IVF Centers During COVID-19

Speaker: Dr. Alan Copperman, Sema4 Chief Medical Officer – Reproductive Health

Aired: Tuesday, April 21st, 1:00-1:30 p.m. EST

Dr. Copperman discusses the measures IVF clinics are taking to engage and support staff during the current pandemic, and how IVF clinics can adjust their practices to optimize patient and health care worker safety.

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Topic: The Seismic Shift: COVID-19, Testing and The Digital Health Revolution

Speaker: Dr. Eric Schadt, Sema4 Founder and CEO

Aired: Friday, April 17th, 12:00-12:30 p.m. EST

The first edition of our live webcast series, The Sema4 Network, aired on April 17th, 2020. Dr. Eric Schadt, Sema4 Founder and CEO, discussed the global landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic and how Sema4 is helping to alleviate the burden by developing a COVID-19 test.

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