Personal Genetic Information Seminar
This seminar is a special University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Mini Medical School program as part of the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics Seminar Series.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. - Check-in and reception with light meal
6:30 – 8 p.m. – Educational Program
Medical Education and Research Facility
Dr. Prem Sahai Auditorium
Please reserve your spot through our online registration form or call 877-MED-IOWA or direct at (319) 335-8886.
This FREE educational program is open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required.
About the Seminar
New technologies are making it easier to know more about your entire genetic blueprint and your genetic risks for medical problems. In fact, reading your genes could someday become as common as getting an X-ray, leading to diagnoses and treatments tailored just for you.
Whole genome sequencing offers much promise, but it also raises many questions. Learn how researchers at the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics are helping shape the future of personalized medicine and what that means for you.
- Richard Smith, MD, Director of the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics, Sterba Hearing Research Professor, Co-Director, Iowa Center for Auditory Regeneration and Deafness, and Vice Chair, Department of Otolaryngology
- Janet Williams, PhD, N, FAAN, Professor, UI College of Nursing and Chair of Behavioral and Social Science Research Institutional Review Board
- Sandra Daack-Hirsch, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, UI College of Nursing
Mini Medical School is for anyone—you don't need a science or medical background to participate. So whether you're a student, teacher, caregiver, retiree, or simply someone with an interest in research and medicine, Mini Medical School is for you.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires and accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the UI Health Care Marketing and Communications Division of External Relations in advance at 877-MED-IOWA.