• By Dana Sparks

Mayo Clinic Hosts NIH Genomics Director at Individualizing Medicine Conference

September 17, 2013

Orange and white logo graphic for CIM conference with title 'From Promise to Practice'

"From Promise to Practice" is the title and the main message of the second annual Individualizing Medicine Conference at Mayo Clinic, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

Richard Weinshilboum, M.D., chair of this year’s conference held by Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine, says, “Our goal is to inform practicing physicians, but other care providers, students, media and the public as well. Individualizing prevention, diagnosis and treatment is the core of medical genomics and the future of medicine. Even if you missed the last 13 years since the mapping of the human genome, we’ll help you catch up in three days.”

The opening keynote speaker on Monday, Sept. 30, will be Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, M.D. Co-hosts for the conference will be Richard Besser, M.D., chief health and medical editor for ABC News and former acting director of the Centers for Disease Control, and Ceci Connolly, managing director of the PwC's Health Research Institute.

Read news release.

 

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