GMI Hosts 3rd Annual Genetics Education Symposium
The Genomic Medicine Institute (GMI) celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare at it’s 3rd annual Genetics Education Symposium entitled “Genetics and Genomics: Integration into Clinical Practice,” (CME Course Director Charis Eng, MD, PhD, founding Chair of the GMI and founding Director of the Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare) held at the InterContinental Hotel in Cleveland. The day-long symposium, which was attended by over 150 healthcare professionals and students, continues to grow and generate significant interest in the field of genomic medicine.
This year a variety of engaging presentations were delivered, including: Referring Patients to Genetic Counseling/Testing by Daniel Sullivan, MD, Principles of Pharmacogenomics by Kevin Hicks, PharmD, PhD, History and Progress of Medical Genetics by Timothy Moss, MD, Tumor Genetic Profiling by Davendra Sohal, MD, MPH, and a spirited panel discussion on the Reimbursement of Genetic Testing with Stephen Lucht, MD, Jacqueline Riley, MS, LGC and Bruce Rogen, MD, MPH.
“Precision medicine is like anything else. The biggest enemy is the bureaucracy”
Dr. Tony Wynshaw-Boris, Chair of the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, delivered the keynote address: “Chromosome Therapy: Rescue of Ring Chromosomes by Cellular Reprogramming.”
Save the date for next year's event, Thursday, September 15, 2016!