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Is Personalized Medicine in Your Future?
September 29, 2009, Volume 56, No. 05

The Penn Center for the Integration of Genetic Healthcare Technologies (CIGHT) invites all interested scholars, clinicians, and students to attend this year’s symposium on October 9, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Harold Prince Theatre in the Annenberg Center.

CIGHT is a multidisciplinary research center focused on studying ethical, legal, and social implications of new genetic technologies as they are applied in the clinic. The goal of the Center is to develop tools that will help consumers, professionals, policy makers, and insurers understand and cope with the implications of advances in genetic research.

The symposium will be moderated by Dr. Reed Pyeritz, professor of medicine and genetics and director of CIGHT. Speakers: Dr. Ruth Schwartz Cowan, professor of history and sociology of science, Joseph McInerney, director of the National Center for Health Professional Education in Genetics, Dr. Steven Udvarhelyi, senior vice president and chief medical officer for Independence Blue Cross, and Elissa Levin, director of Genetic Counseling, Navigenics Corporation.

To register, see www.med.upenn.edu/penncight/index.shtml. For more information, e-mail shimrit.keddem@uphs.upenn.edu.


Almanac - September 29, 2009, Volume 56, No. 05