|When:||Thursday, January 17, 2013|
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
|Where:||The Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University, Hughes Auditorium
303 E. Superior
Chicago, IL 60611 map it
|Audience:||- Faculty/Staff - Student - Public|
|Costs:|| - Free |
(312) 503-5602 |
|Group:||Center for Genetic Medicine|
|Category:||Lectures & Meetings|
Personal Genome Sequencing: What Can (and Can’t) it Reveal About Your Health? How Might it Change the Future of Healthcare?
Marc S. Williams, MD, Director, Geisinger Health System Genomic Medicine Institute, will use real world examples of personal genome sequencing to explore:
* Emerging applications, benefits, and potential harms of this transformative healthcare technology
* Health information genome sequencing can and cannot uncover
* Incidental findings, or what happens when sequencing reveals unexpected health concerns
* The potentially dramatic impact of personal genome sequencing on the healthcare system
RSVP requested via this form or by calling the Center for Genetic Medicine at 312-503-5600.
Marc S. Williams, MD, FAAP, FACMG, is Vice-President of Clinical Genetics, Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Value of a Genetic Diagnosis, and member and founder of the Quality Improvement Special Interest Group, American College of Medical Genetics. Dr. Williams is a member of the Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention (EGAPP) Working Group, Center for Disease Control (CDC) Office of Public Health Genomics. Dr. Williams is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Manual on Reimbursement for Medical Genetic Services and the author of more than fifty articles in the peer-review medical literature. Click here (pdf) to read Dr. Williams' complete narrative biography.
The Silverstein Lecture Series was established by the Herman M. and Bea L. Silverstein Medical Research Fund for Genetic Medicine to bring advances in genetics research and medicine to the general public. Twice a year, the series features a renowned expert who discusses his or her research in a community forum. The events are always free and open to the public.