ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 20, 2012. The Individualizing Medicine 2012: Transforming Patient Care with Genomics conference, scheduled for Oct. 1-3, will be webcast live for journalists on the Mayo Clinic News Network. This inaugural conference from Mayo's Center for Individualized Medicine focuses on the promise and challenges of incorporating genomics into patient care. All conference content, including presentations and panel discussions, will be available to journalists via the Mayo Clinic News Network. Media professionals interested in watching the conference webcast must go to the News Network web site to sign up and set a username and password; registration is free.
Individualizing Medicine 2012 covers five key themes on use of genomics in patient care. Each theme consists of three presentations, followed by a panel discussion. Schedule highlights include:
Other conference highlights include the media panel titled "Great Expectations: Making Informed Decisions in Individualized Medicine." Ira Flatow, host of NPR's "Science Friday," will moderate the discussion, which focuses on the perceptions and realities of genomics in patient care. The panel is scheduled from 7-8 p.m., Oct. 2 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. The panel will be webcast live on Mayo Clinic's Advancing the Science blog. Viewers may submit questions during the event to email@example.com.
Panelists scheduled to appear include:
The Center for Individualized Medicine discovers and integrates the latest in genomic, molecular and clinical sciences into personalized care for each Mayo Clinic patient.
Individualizing Medicine 2012 is presented by Mayo Clinic, in partnership with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Arizona State University, University of Minnesota and Karolinska Institutet. This conference is supported by the Marriott Family Program in Individualized Medicine. For more information, visit Individualizing Medicine 2012.
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