August 14, 2020

Individualizing medicine virtual experience takes deep dive into AI, cancer, microbiome, gene therapy and more

By Susan Murphy

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine is leading the way in this new era of transforming human health through individualized medicine and tailoring medical therapies to each patient’s unique genome. 

At this year’s all-virtual Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine conference, Advancing Care Through Genomics, physicians and researchers will highlight innovative discoveries and medical advances that focus on the power of omics data, including artificial intelligence, precision cancer care, gene therapy, advances in the microbiome and more.

If you have never had the opportunity to attend the annual conference, now is your chance. This all-new virtual, interactive experience will come to you, wherever you are, starting with a speaker series on August 25. Stay ahead of the emerging research and update your practice by tuning into a session of the Advancing Care Through Genomics Virtual Speaker Series.

Registration is also now open for the virtual 9th annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Oct. 14, offering an opportunity to learn from experts and see first-hand how this field is impacting clinical practice, research, and education.

Advancing Care Through Genomics Speaker Series

Viruses for Cancer Therapy: A Promising Treatment in Need of a Personalized Approach
August 25, 1:00 PM CDT
Stephen Russell, M.D., Ph.D.


Exposomics: 2020 and Beyond
September 11, 12:00 PM CDT
Gary Miller, Ph.D. & Konstantinos Lazaridis, M.D., Ph.D.


"Beyond DNA" in Cancer and Obesity
September 15, 12:00 PM CDT
Marina R. Walther-Antonio, Ph.D. (Microbiome)
& Andres J. Acosta, M.D., Ph.D. (Obesity)


Therapeutics for Today’s Patients Using Genomics, Technology and AI
October 1, 4:00 PM CDT
Bradley J. Erickson, M.D., Ph.D., Arjun P. Athreya, Ph.D., M.S. & John Kalantari, Ph.D.

Individualizing Medicine Virtual Conference & Poster Session

October 14, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Designed for the clinical and medical researcher, presentations focus on the latest topics in individualized medicine with an interactive virtual format.  Recorded for flexibility in viewing, the conference features expert speakers, virtual posters and small group fireside chats.

Submit your abstract and learn more about the schedule and registration online

Upcoming: Join the individualized medicine conversation on Mayo Clinic Radio to learn more about upcoming topics and speakers.

“Here at Mayo Clinic, we place a high value on sharing knowledge and expertise with the precision medicine community to advance care for patients—that need has only increased in the wake of COVID-19,” says Carolyn (Caer) Rohrer Vitek, Ed.D, M.S., conference director.

“The conference team continues that spirit of educating and collaborating with experts around the globe in light of safety and unknown travel restrictions.”

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