Northwestern University

Apr
28
Fri 9:00 AM

OncoSET Symposium: Emerging Approaches to Precision Medicine

When: Friday, April 28, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM  

Where: Northwestern Memorial Hospital Feinberg Pavilion, Mecklenburg Conference Room A, 251 E. Huron, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student

Contact: Erin Donoghue   312.695.1391

Group: Feinberg School of Medicine Events

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Description:

The Lurie Cancer Center OncoSET Symposium will provide healthcare professionals with state-of-the-art information related to significant new advances in precision medicine for cancer and the evolving standard of personalized cancer care.

This CME program will focus on emerging technologies used to generate large scale genomic data, and the steps to filter, evaluate and apply this knowledge to determine the most effective course of treatment for each patient.

Keynote Speaker, Warren Kibbe, PhD, Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics, Chief Information Officer and Acting Deputy Director for the National Cancer Institute will discuss "Precision Medicine in the Age of NCI Match and the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot."

This activity is intended for healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and care of patients with advanced or refractory cancers for whom precision medicine can help guide treatment choices.

Read more and register at http://cancer.northwestern.edu/precisionmed/ 
Note: Discounted rates for Northwestern affiliates

Learning Objectives

- Present a scientific perspective on how the combination of genomic sequencing and molecular analysis with standard pathology to identify precisely targeted treatments and clinical trials benefits patients.
- Identify emerging approaches to acquiring and analyzing genomic information.
- Explain the role of precision medicine in immuno-oncology.
- Articulate the challenges and opportunities for implementing genomic sequencing in the treatment and care of cancer patients.
- Promote the application of clinical genomics to personalize the treatment of patients with solid tumors and hematologic malignancies.

Breakfast, lunch, reception, course materials and continuing education credit are included with registration.

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