This week we've heard how genomics is helping to determine individual risk predictions for breast, ovarian and prostate cancers, with Mayo Clinic in the forefront of some of those huge studies. That's a good opener for touting Individualizing Medicine: From Promise to Practice scheduled for this fall. The focus is to convey to physicians how to implement individualized medicine into clinical practice. Here's the signup link:
Register here: http://individualizingmedicineconference.mayo.edu/
The conference begins with a keynote presentation from Dr. Eric Green, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute -- part of the National Institutes of Health. This year’s conference will include panel discussions on implementation issues including cancer patients, pharmacogenomics rules, laboratory medicine, physician education, and much more. The conference is preceded by an “Omics 101” workshop designed for the busy clinician who wants to come up to speed on genomic medicine. We are pleased to be offering CME’s this year for the pre-conference workshop and for most of the conference presentations.
This year's moderators: former Washington Post medical correspondent Ceci Connolly, returns and will be joined by Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News's Chief Health and Medical editor (and former acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
The annual conference is being held by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine.