Scripps Genomic Conference Set Feb. 27-28; J. Craig Venter to Keynote

Future of Genomic Medicine II Conference Set for Feb. 27-28 in San Diego; J. Craig Venter to Keynote

San Diego – Scripps Genomic Medicine, in collaboration with the J. Craig Venter Institute, will present a special educational conference exploring the latest achievements and challenges in the field of genomics Feb. 27-28, 2009 in San Diego. J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., will deliver the program’s keynote address on transforming medicine via genomics.

The conference, The Future of Genomic Medicine II, will offer a dynamic, interactive forum where human geneticists, genomic scientists and health care professionals of all disciplines can gain valuable insights from many of the nation’s leading genomics experts.

The program will include a series of 20 specialized presentations, interspersed with panel discussions and question-and-answer sessions. Presentations will be offered in four categories:

  • Technology breakthroughs and challenges
  • Advances in understanding chronic illnesses
  • Holes in our knowledge base
  • The next frontier in medicine

The conference is led by course co-directors Eric J. Topol, M.D., of and Robert L. Strausberg, Ph.D., of the J. Craig Venter Institute. The program will take place at The Neurosciences Institute Auditorium, located at 10640 John Jay Hopkins Dr., San Diego, Calif., 92121.

Registration for the conference is $80 and includes course tuition, syllabus, breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks. Pre-registration will be accepted through Feb. 24, 2009 on a space-available basis. For more information, see the conference registration page , or call 858-652-5400.

About Scripps Genomic Medicine

is an initiative of Scripps Health in collaboration with The Scripps Research Institute. Scripps Genomic Medicine supports basic research and clinical programs focused on defining the genes that underlie susceptibility to disease, and will take these findings into drug discovery programs and ultimately into clinical trials.

Scripps Health is a $2 billion nonprofit community health system based in San Diego, Calif. with 12,300 employees, 2,600 affiliated physicians, five acute-care hospital campuses, home health care services, and an ambulatory care network of clinics and physician offices.

Contact: Steve Carpowich
Phone: 858-678-7183
E-mail: carpowich.stephen@scrippshealth.org