ROCHESTER, Minn. — Individualized medicine, also known as precision or personalized medicine, is the concept that prediction, diagnosis, treatment and, eventually, prevention can be matched to an individual patient based on genetics, environment and lifestyle. The Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine is a catalyst in moving personalized medicine from the laboratory to clinical care.
The Center for Individualized Medicine is convening leaders in precision medicine from across the country and the world to share practical ways to bring individualized medicine to the hands of physicians and ultimately to the patient’s bedside as part of Individualizing Medicine 2016: Advancing Care Through Genomics.
To help you report the latest news in precision medicine, Mayo Clinic is making these experts available to the media through webcasts, Facebook Live and on-site interviews. If you’re a journalist and cannot make it to Rochester, you can access webcasts and Facebook Live feeds from your computer or mobile devices.
Tune into the webcast
Pick up story ideas, new expert contacts, quotes and background information in this growing field through the webcast at http://services.choruscall.com/links/indmed2016.
Review the webcast schedule of national expert plenary talks:
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016
8-8:30 a.m. CDT
Minnesota Public Radio (moderator)
Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B.
Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine
8:30-9:15 a.m. CDT
“Shaping the Future of Precision Oncology and the Role of the Patient”
Kathy Giusti, MBA., Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
9:15-10 a.m. CDT
“Toward Precision Medicine”
Euan A. Ashley, M.R.C.P., D.Phil., Stanford University
10:30-11:15 a.m. CDT
“Improving Outcomes Through Clinical Implementation of Pharmacogenetics”
Julie A. Johnson, Pharm.D., University of Florida College of Pharmacy
11:15 a.m.-noon CDT
“The Precision Medicine Initiative: An Update and the Vision”
Kathy Hudson, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Noon-1 p.m. CDT
Teri Manolio, M.D., Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
4:30-5:15 p.m. CDT
“To Use or Not to Use: Clinical Application of Genetic Risk Scores in Age-Related Macular Degeneration”
Jonathan L. Haines, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
8:15-9 a.m. CDT
“The 100,000 Genomes Project”
Mark Caulfield, FMedSci, Genomics England
9-9:45 a.m. CDT
“Genomes, Autism and More Genomes”
Stephen W. Scherer, Ph.D., D.Sc., University of Toronto McLaughlin Centre and Centre for Applied Genomics at SickKids
2:30-3:15 p.m. CDT
“The Genomic Era: Promise and Overpromise“
Marshall Summar, M.D., Children’s National Health System from Vanderbilt University
3:15-4 p.m. CDT
“Systems Medicine and P4 Medicine: Transforming Healthcare Through Wellness”
Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D., Institute for Systems Biology
Review the Facebook Live schedule
Like the Center for Individualized Medicine Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MayoClinicIMConference/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel to gain access. View the interviews below:
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016
10 a.m. CDT Interviews with Giusti and Dr. Ashley
11:45 a.m. CDT Interview with Dr. Johnson and Richard Weinshilboum, M.D.
2:40 p.m. CDT Interview with Dr. Hudson
5:15 p.m. CDT Interview with Dr. Haines
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
9:45 a.m. CDT Interviews with Mark Caulfield and Dr. Scherer
3:15 p.m. CDT Interview with Dr. Summar
4:45 p.m. CDT Interview with Dr. Hood, Kao and/or Dr. Hagenkord, as available
Interview experts on-site
This event is being held live at the Rochester Civic Center in Rochester. Reporters are welcome on-site to interview experts in individualized medicine and a Mayo Clinic pharmacogenomics patient.
Dr. Stewart is the Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director of the Center for Individualized Medicine. He is also recognized as the Vasek and Anna Maria Polak Professor of Cancer Research.
Dr. Weinshilboum is the Mary Lou and John H. Dasburg Professor of Cancer Genomics, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at the Mayo College of Medicine, and the Pharmacogenomics Program Director at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine.
The Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine is hosting the conference with support from the Satter Foundation.
About Center for Individualized Medicine
The Center for Individualized Medicine discovers and integrates the latest in genomic, molecular and clinical sciences into personalized care for each Mayo Clinic patient. For more information, visit http://mayoresearch.mayo.edu/center-for-individualized-medicine/.
About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing. For more information, visit http://www.mayoclinic.org/about-mayo-clinic or https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/.
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