UNC precision medicine symposium, workshop set for October 31

Sponsored by the UNC School of Medicine Office of Research and NC TraCS, the sessions will focus on leveraging the strengths of UNC researchers and UNC Health Care to develop research related to precision medicine.

The UNC School of Medicine Office of Research and NC TraCS will host a symposium and workshop October 31, 2017 at the William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill to define the main areas of UNC's precision medicine efforts. The event will have opening plenary sessions to highlight exemplary projects and provide information about potential funding. Following this plenary, several working groups will initiate conversations and catalyze the development of precision medicine proposals specifically related to:

• Data translations and informatics with respect to the environment and impact on health.

• Health Care System and Informatics.  Using Informatics to address systematic health care questions with the goal of reducing recidivism by logistical assistance and mobile outpatient care.

• Genomics and the Promise of Personalized Medicine.

• Determinants of Drug Efficacy. Biological determinants of Drug Efficacy and toxicity; personal pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

The day begins at 8:30 a.m. and is scheduled to end at 2 p.m.

Go here to register.

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