In 2007, the Scripps Translational Science Institute held the first Future of Genomic Medicine (FoGM) annual conference.
The 7th Future of Genomic Medicine conference will be the next iteration of taking genomic knowledge to transform the daily practice of medicine. To do this, we have patients present their story of how genomics affected their medical status, and have an international faculty of experts in genomics, science and medical journalism, and the life science industry provide critical perspective. This year we will be paying particular attention to genomics of undiagnosed and rare diseases, cancer (a disease of the genome), newborn and fetal genomics. Furthermore, we will delve into the hot topics of pharmacogenomics, the microbiome, the genomics of health span and longevity. For the first time we have assembled a remarkable panel of science journalists and editors to discuss the issues about what is being published in peer review journals (including open access) and in the lay press related to genomic medicine. The overarching goal of the conference is to spearhead efforts to use genomic knowledge to change medicine and make it far more precise and individualized.
Future of Genomic Medicine VII will be held March 6th and 7th, 2014 at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, CA.
The FOGM VII Program Brochure is now available. The Brochure includes details regarding both the faculty and program for FOGM VII, as well as registration information.
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Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Robert Paine Scripps Forum for Science, Society and the Environment
Samuel H. Scripps Auditorium
8610 Kennel Way
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free wireless internet access will be available at the conference.
This online learning module is a series of “refresher” tutorials on topics ranging from the basics of genetics to pharmacogenomics. We hope that registrants who use this module prior to the meeting regard it as a helpful review of these topics.