Register Now: Kids First 2021 Fall Webinar

On September 27, the NIH Common Fund's Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program will host a public webinar to share program updates and research findings from a Kids First project and data analyses. In addition, the Kids First Data Resource Center (Kids First DRC) will demo the latest analysis tools and resources in development within the Kids First Data Resource.

Open to all members of the community, the event will stream live on WebEx, and is an excellent opportunity for patient communities and researchers interested in childhood cancers and structural birth defects to hear from Kids First investigators and data experts, and to pose their questions to this season's panel of presenters.

Webinar Information: 

Date: September 27, 2021
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm EDT
WebEx Registration Link:

While completing registration, you can also submit questions in advance for the Q&A sessions following each presentation. Questions and suggested topics for discussion can also be submitted to the Kids First program via email at

Webinar Agenda (Tentative) 


Past Kids First Webinars

April 2021
Link to full webinar: 
Kids First Investigator Presenter (starts at 4:43): Dr. Elizabeth Engle
Project: Detection of novel genetic bases for congenital cranial dysinnervationdisorders (CCDDs) using whole genome sequencing

October 2020 
Link to full webinar: 
Kids First Investigator Presenter (starts at 5:22): Dr. Sharon Plon
Project: Novel cancer susceptibility mutations

May 2020
Link to full webinar:
Kids First Investigator Presenter (starts at 5:17): Dr. Mary L. Marazita
Project: Genetics studies of Orofacial Clefts 

September 2019
Link to full webinar: 
Kids First investigator Presenter (start at 39:18): Dr. Sharon Diskin
Project: Genetic basis of neuroblastoma

April 2019
Link to full webinar: 
Kids First Investigator Presenter (start at 31:29): Dr. Wendy Chung 
Project: De novo variants in congenital diaphragmatic hernia identify MYRF as a new syndrome and reveal genetic overlaps with other developmental disorders

This page last reviewed on August 17, 2021