The Future of Genomic Medicine VIII

Presented in Partnership with AAAS/Science Translational Medicine

March 5-6, 2015

FoGM VIII Program (PDF, 436 KB)
Exhibitor Prospectus FoGMVIII (PDF, 330 KB)

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Course Overview

The 8th Future of Genomic Medicine conference will be the next iteration of taking genomic knowledge to transform the daily practice of medicine. To do this, we have patients present their story of how genomics affected their medical status, and have an international faculty of experts in genomics, science and medical journalism, and the life science industry provide critical perspective. This year we will be paying particular attention to the exciting area of genomic editing to treat particular diseases, cancer (a disease of the genome), and the genomics of rare and unknown diseases. Furthermore, we will delve into to the hot topics of the microbiome, genomic-guided drug therapies and genomic analytics. The overarching goal of the conference is to spearhead efforts to use genomic knowledge to change medicine and make it far more precise and individualized.

Conference Highlights

  • Voice of the patient represented throughout the conference
  • Renowned faculty representing the country’s leading institutions
  • Multiple panel discussion segments with ample question and answer time with faculty
  • Additional networking opportunities

Student Registration Application

Student participation in the Future of Genomic Medicine conference is welcomed and strongly encouraged. However, due to the popularity of the conference and size restrictions of the venue, student registrations will be limited to fifty (50) spots and awarded through this application process. The application deadline is January 30, 2015 and applicants will be notified via email by February 5, 2015 (1 month prior to the start of the conference) regarding the status of their application.
View the online student registration application.

Educational Objectives

  • Demonstrate the unmet needs of medicine today with respect to more targeted, individualized prevention and treatments.
  • Discuss the opportunities of the genome, proteome, metabolome discovery to change medical practice as it exists today.
  • Assess how changes and advances in technology are rapidly ushering in a whole array of new pathways for individualized medicine of the future.
  • Explore specific strategies in cancer, idiopathic and pharmacogenomic futuristic interventions.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Health care professional of all disciplines interested in the future of medicine, especially with respect to individualized therapies
  • Human Geneticists
  • Genomic Scientist
  • Researchers

For Media Questions Only Contact

Keith Darcé
Public Relations Manager, Scripps Health
Phone: 858-678-7121
Twitter: @KeithDarce

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La Jolla, CA 92037 US 32.8328 -117.271
Event Details
Date Time
Thursday, March 5th, 2015 - Friday, March 6th, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm