Individualizing Medicine 2013: From Promise to Practice
, that's the name of a conference at Mayo Clinic
in Rochester, Minn., this week focusing on how to translate the promise of genomic medicine into ongoing patient care. Genomics is the study of our genetic material, which determines everything from the color of our hair to which diseases we may be at risk of developing.
That's why hundreds of physicians, researchers, scientists, medical staff, genetics counselors and others are gathering to see how the science of genomics is helping heal patients today. Richard Weinshilboum, M.D.
, the director of the Pharmacogenomics Program
at Mayo's Center for Individualized Medicine (CIM)
, says the field is no longer the stuff of science fiction.
The conference continues through 12 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 2. Members of the media wishing to cover the event or interview speakers may contact Bob Nellis at Nellis.Robert@mayo.edu. Follow #CIMcon2013
Journalists: b-roll from the conference and additional sound bites are available in the downloads.