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Why We Can't Wait: Conference to Eliminate Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine
Date:5/22/2013

his year's conference goals are:
  • Demonstrate the impact of genomic medicine on disparities in healthcare
  • Understand how underrepresentation in genomics impacts the private sector
  • Discuss the role of industry, payers, and nonprofit groups in addressing genomic health disparities
  • Create a forum for stakeholders to share expertise and to facilitate collaboration.

Keynote speakers will be: Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health, the agency which is primary funder of all medical research, Anne Wojcicki, Chief Executive Officer of 23andMe, a Mountain View, CA-based direct-to-consumer company, which recently launched a project to enroll for free 10,000 African-Americans to generate ancestry data as well as information on risk for complex disease, Barbara Stortz, Senior Vice President of SAP HANA Product Management, and John P. Hussman, Ph.D., Director of the John P. Hussman Foundation and President of the Hussman Investment Fund.

When: May 29-31, 2013
Where: The Palace Hotel, San Francisco
For more information: http://www.geneticsawareness.org


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Contact: Lisa Worley
lworley2@med.miami.edu
305-243-5184
University of Miami
Source:Eurekalert

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