October 3, 2016

Precision Medicine Research and Patient Care Converge at #CIMCon16

By Sharon Rosen

im-ad-group-1-822x150-2We are at a crossroads in precision medicine – a time that is right for moving new genomic discoveries from the laboratory to patient care. This week, leading researchers, clinicians and biotechnology innovators will convene to talk about how advances in genomics can be placed into the hands of practicing physicians at Individualizing Medicine 2016: Advancing Care Through Genomics, a conference sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine.

We have made great strides in genomic research. DNA-sequencing technology, first developed in 1977 and further advanced in the Human Genome Project, is now faster and cheaper, making it accessible to physicians and patients.

Completed in 2003, the Human Genome Project sequenced almost all of the human genome over a 13-year period at a cost of approximately $3 billion. Costs for an individual to have DNA sequenced have dropped dramatically since that time –to approximately $1,000 per patient in 2016. It now takes only 26 hours to sequence a human genome.

Rapid advances in sequencing has led to the discovery of genetic variants impacting the development and treatment of many diseases and conditions, including cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, rheumatoid arthritis and autism.

The conference will provide opportunities to:

  1. Discover practical applications of genomic medicine, such as how to integrate promising new therapies into patient care
  2. Learn from expert speakers, focused breakout sessions and a poster session
  3. Earn continuing education credits (CME, CPE and CEU)
  4. Network with others in the field and explore opportunities for collaboration
  5. Discuss the latest in direct-to-consumer genomics

Join us at the conference

The Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine is hosting the conference with support from the Satter Foundation.

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