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TCAG-CIFAR Public Symposium October 16

The Centre for Applied Genomics and The Hospital for Sick Children are supporting a Public Symposium hosted by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR).

The event is titled "Personalized Medicine: are we ready?" This is going to be a first of its kind event bringing together representatives from academia, pharma, research, and direct-to-consumer business to discuss personalized medicine and how, collectively, these domains can work together to accomplish success in personalized medicine.

Welcoming remarks will be offered by the Honourable John Wilkinson, Minister of Research and Innovation. Stephen Scherer will be Moderator.

The panelists are: David Cox, Senior Vice President and CSO, Biotherapeutics and Innovation Center, Pfizer Inc.; Linda Avey, Co-Founder, 23andMe; Tim Caulfield, Director, Health Law Institute, University of Alberta; Cheryl Shuman, Director, Genetic Counselling, The Hospital for Sick Children; Harry Ostrer, Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology and Medicine, New York University Langone Medical Center; Peter Ray, Head, Molecular Genetics, The Hospital for Sick Children

The event is free; registration is required. To register, please go to: http://www.cifar.ca/areweready.

Event details:

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2008
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Format: Panel discussion followed by a reception
Location: The Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West, Toronto

You can download the event poster from the link below. Please feel free to circulate widely.
Download poster (Acrobat 498 KB)