PD for Teachers: Genomics of Personalized Medicine

Posted by University of Pennsylvania on February 16, 2015

This free session will provide an overview of the promise and challenge involved in implementing personalized medicine. It will highlight how recent technological advancements are driving fundamental changes in the way we think about health and wellness. Educators will learn how genetic data are generated and analyzed and how genomics can inform clinical decision-making. They will also hear about an on-going research study aimed at identifying the best practices for the delivery of genomic information in the clinic. The speaker will discuss findings that speak to the future of medicine. This Genomics for Teachers session will be led by Joseph Jarvis, PhD, Director of Genomic Risk Reporting at Coriell Institute for Medical Research.

Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Location: Singh Center for Nanotechnology, Room 313

University of Pennsylvania, 3205 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Sign up: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/teachersPD_2-24-15

Act 48 Credit available for School District of Philadelphia teachers (http://www.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/act48/pd_planner/). If the workshop is not listed yet, please keep checking back on the SDP PD planner.

Contact: Kristin Field, Director of Programs, Nano/Bio Interface Center, [email protected], 215-746-2488.

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