4th Annual Consumer Genetics Conference to Examine the Key Issues Facing Clinical Genetics, Personalized Medicine …

Posted: August 3, 2012 at 2:13 am

Will Explore Major Advancements, Innovations, Challenges, and Evolving Business Models

Newswise As advancements in genetic testing, personalized medicine and molecular diagnostics continue to reach new heights, they are also facing the growing pains and challenges of an emerging industry struggling with policy, regulatory framework, industry standards, and product commercialization.

At the 4th Annual Consumer Genetics Conference, the fields preeminent researchers, clinicians, government regulators and industry leaders will provide their varying perspectives on this evolving field, and the crucial topics surrounding its implications to clinical health and medicine. In this highly interactive forum, panel participants will represent a broad spectrum of viewpoints, and will engage in an open discussion on best practices and policies, as well as new advancements and challenges. Through the course of this dynamic exchange, the future of consumer-based genetics will be explored, examined, and shaped.

Major themes to be covered at this conference include: Big Data/Analysis, Molecular Diagnostics, Sequencing, Translational Genomics, Venture Capital and Investment Banking, Genome Data: The Physicians Perspective, Genome Interpretation, Visions for Personalized Medicine, Prenatal/Neonatal Diagnostics, Nutrition, Food Genetics and Cosmetics, Disease Diagnostics, The Empowered Patient, and Consumer Genetics Companies

Please note, a significant discounted price to this conference is available until end-of-day August 3.

Forum: 4th Annual Consumer Genetics Conference When: Wednesday, October 3 to Friday, October 5 Where: Seaport Hotel, Boston, MA Registration & Program Schedule: http://www.consumergeneticsconference.com Media Registration & Interviews: lynn.blenkhorn@fkhealth.com or 508-851-0930 For More Information: Cambridge Healthtech Institute at 781-972-5400

Program Highlights Include:

Keynote: Lee Silver, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, Self-Discovery in the Age of Personal Genomes

Keynote: Jay Flatley, President and CEO, Illumina, The Big Picture: Visions for Personalized Medicine

Keynote: Kenneth Chahine, Ph.D., J.D., Senior Vice President and General Manager, DNA, Ancestry.com, An Inside Look at How AncestryDNA Uses Population Genetics to Enrich Its Online Family History Experience

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