• MEDIA ADVISORY: Telling the Stories of Precision Medicine at Mayo Clinic’s 4th International Individualized Medicine Conference

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ROCHESTER, Minn. – Precision or individualized medicine is at the core of a major White House initiative. It is a major focus of the National Institutes of Health. It is changing medical practice on a daily basis.

Beginning on September 20th, Mayo Clinic will be helping health care providers understand the new tools offered by genomic medicine and how those offerings are helping patients today. Dozens of experts will be on hand in the only annual conference of its kind. More than 800 took part in 2014. This year there are more stories to be told and results explained, from cancer treatments to mystery diagnoses to safer, more accurate medicines. More than 120 speakers will cover all aspects of this transformational field in the four days.

The conference kicks off Sunday afternoon with an overview of medical genomics aimed at the general public, Individualized Medicine in Health Care: What Does it Mean for Me?

Keynote speakers:

  • Mayo Clinic Vice President Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., will encompass what the field has achieved and predict where it is going.
  • The man who mapped the human genome (J. Craig Venter, Ph.D. ) will share his perspective via satellite on Tuesday morning.

Moderator: Broadcast journalist and on air host Cathy Wurzer of Minnesota Public Radio

WHO: Host A. Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., director, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine

WHAT: Individualizing Medicine 2015

WHERE: Rochester Mayo Civic Center

WHEN: September 20-23

 For interview opportunities or conference attendance, please contact Bob Nellis at 507-284-5005 or newsbureau@mayo.edu.


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