Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Location:

Arizona Cancer Center, Kiewit Auditorium
1515 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719

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The 2nd Annual Precision Medicine Symposium (PDF) will bring speakers from across the country together to discuss recent advances, current challenges and promising future applications of precision medicine. Speakers from various colleges on the University of Arizona Health Sciences' (UAHS) campus will also give presentations on exciting precision medicine research projects happening at the UA. The topics for this year's symposium will include a morning session discussing general advances and applications of precision medicine, while the afternoon session will focus on precision medicine in the field of pharmacogenomics. Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit will be offered for the full day, and Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credit will be offered for the afternoon session on pharmacogenomics.

Featured Speakers

Joshua Denny, MD, MS
Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University

James Evans, MD, PhD
Byron Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Additional Information

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Applied Genetics & Genomic Medicine, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and the UAHS-Banner Health All of Us Research Program.

*Please register no later than April 6.

Following the symposium, there will be a special community event from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., "Genes on Screen Presents Twitch: Would You Like to Know?" (PDF). Twitch is a documentary following Kristen Powers as she undergoes genetic testing for Huntington’s disease. This event includes a screening of the documentary Twitch, a presentation from filmmaker Kristen Powers and a Q&A session with experts in genetics, neuroscience and patient advocacy. More information.