Announcement: Special CDC-NIH Collaborative Webinar
Precision Medicine and Health Disparities: The Promise and Perils of Emerging Technologies
October 11, 2017: 3:00-4:00 pm EDT
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Advances in genome sequencing, other “omic” technologies, and big data promise a new era of personalized medicine in the world of public health. However, it is not entirely clear whether new technologies can be used to understand and address existing population health disparities. The Precision Medicine and Population Health Interest Group in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institutes for Health Genomics and Health Disparities Interest Group, and the CDC Office of Public Health Genomics invite you to a special one-hour online webinar that explores the intersection of genomics, precision medicine and health disparities. Webinar speakers will explore the appropriate impact of genomics and precision medicine in understanding and addressing health disparities in the U.S. and around the world. After the two 20-minute keynote presentations, another 20 minutes will be devoted to a discussion and questions and answers session with webinar participants.
Special Webinar Organizing Committee: Vence Bonham (National Human Genome Research Institute, NHGRI), Michael Hahn (NHGRI), Debbie Winn (NCI), and Muin Khoury (CDC)
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