2018 Precision Medicine Symposium

3rd ANNUAL PRECISION MEDICINE SYMPOSIUM

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Applied Genetics & Genomic Medicine, the UA-Banner Health All of Us Research Program, the BIO5 Institute, and the University of Arizona Office for Research, Discovery, and Innovation
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
8:15 am - 4:15 pm
The University of Arizona Cancer Center - Kiewit Auditorium
Followed by a Networking Reception

The Annual Precision Medicine Symposium brings speakers from across the country to discuss recent advances, current challenges, and promising future applications of precision medicine. Speakers from various colleges on the UAHS campus will also give presentations on exciting precision medicine research projects happening at UA. The topics for this year's symposium will include clinical genetics and genetic counseling, and precision medicine in neurology.


Community Outreach Event

TBD
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The University of Arizona Cancer Center - Kiewit Auditorium

 


About the Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine

The Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine (TCAG2M) focuses on the application of genetics and genomic biology to improve healthcare delivery for the people of Arizona. TCAG2M supports outstanding translational and clinical investigations into the etiology of disease and the development of new approaches to manage these conditions in the clinical setting. This philosophy has driven the creation of divisions in cancer genetics, cardiopulmonary genetics, clinical genetics and genetic consultation, community engagement and education, technology and innovation, pharmacogenomics, and population genetics to advance our translational and clinical agenda. TCAG2M is headquartered at University of Arizona Health Sciences and has established interactions with all health science colleges in Tucson and Phoenix as well as several colleges and core facilities throughout the University. 

About Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix

Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is a large teaching hospital that has provided medical care to Arizona and the Southwest since 1911. It is part of Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network. The hospital, recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s best hospitals, specializes in heart care, cancer care, high-risk obstetrics, neurosciences and stroke care, organ transplants and emergency care, including a Level 1 trauma center. Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit health care system with 28 hospitals in six states. The institution, which has trained thousands of doctors over decades as a teaching hospital, is the academic medical center for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. For more information, visit  www.bannerhealth.com/UniversityPhoenix.

About the UA-Banner Health All of Us Research Program

The All of Us Research Program is a key element of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). Through advances in research, technology, and policies that empower patients, the PMI will enable a new era of medicine in which researchers, health care providers, and patients work together to develop individualized care.

A new era of medicine in which researchers, health-care providers and patients work together to develop individualized care has been launched by the University of Arizona Health Sciences and Banner Health. The UA is among the first institutions to launch the All of Us Research Program as the key element of the National Institutes of Health Precision Medicine Initiative, funded by an award totaling $43.3 million over five years, the largest NIH peer-reviewed grant in Arizona history.

About the University of Arizona BIO5 Institute

The BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona mobilizes top researchers in agriculture, engineering, medicine, pharmacy, and science to find creative solutions to humanity’s most pressing health and environmental challenges. Since 2001, this interdisciplinary approach has been an international model of how to conduct collaborative research, and has resulted in improved food crops, innovative diagnostics, devices, and promising new therapies. Learn more at BIO5.org.

About the University of Arizona Office of Research, Discovery & Innovation

The office of Research, Discovery & Innovation at the University of Arizona supports world-class research and discovery by University of Arizona faculty, staff, and students with particular attention to our land-grant mission of service to the State of Arizona. We enable the research success of our faculty through supporting university research centers, institutes, museums and core facilities; providing research development, compliance and safety services; and securing strategic external partnerships.