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NEWS | October 24, 2017

UC Davis to host fourth annual Human Genomics Symposium

Experts to address new research and technologies applied at UC Davis

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

UC Davis Children’s Hospital, UC Davis MIND Institute and UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center will host the fourth annual Human Genomics Symposium, a conference that will bring together medical experts and researchers to discuss recent advances in genomic medicine.

The symposium will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17 in room 1222 of the Education Building on the Sacramento campus of UC Davis, located at 4610 X Street. The symposium is sponsored by UC Davis Health, the UC Davis Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and the UC Davis Division of Genomic Medicine. Physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and veterinarians are invited to attend the free conference.

The conference aims to analyze and classify the new research and technologies applied at UC Davis, identify ways to apply translational genomics to the UC Davis Health clinical mission, and formulate and synthesize efforts for clinical practice and translational research in genomic medicine at UC Davis.

The symposium will bring together leading genomic experts to host lectures, discuss case studies and present recent research, including:

  • Katherine A. Rauen, chief of genomic medicine, UC Davis MIND Institute and UC Davis Children’s Hospital
  • John McPherson, associate director for basic sciences, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Mildred Cho, associate director, Center for Biomedical Ethics at Stanford University
  • Carrie Northover, director of research services, 23andMe

Mildred Cho and Carrie Northover are the keynote speakers and their addresses are titled “Metaphors Matter: From Biobank to a Library of Medical Information in Precision Medicine Research” and “Participant-powered Research,” respectively.

“We are so pleased that the UC Davis Human Genomics Symposium is entering its fourth year,” said Rauen. “We have witnessed the swell of enthusiasm grow annually. It’s an event which really unites the Davis and the Sacramento campuses, the basic, translational and clinical sciences ­­­-- all having the common interest of sharing our passion for human genomics. It has truly become a Northern California event as we welcome the region to participate.”

Event registration

Registration is available at http://bit.ly/2x1CzOT. Tuition is free. UC Davis Health designates this live activity for CME -- up to a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.