SC1: PRECISION MEDICINE 101: GENOMIC LITERACY, MEDICAL APPLICATIONS, RISK AND REGULATION
Room Location:  101/102

Sunday, March 10 | 2:00 – 5:00 pm

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

Genomic literacy is essential for all members of the health care ecosystem, not just health care providers, but those involved in regulatory, legal, financial, information technology and other technical aspects of precision medicine as well. Whether you are new to or already working in the field of precision medicine, this short course will strengthen your foundational understanding of the field. The course will cover:

  • Human genomics (DNA, genes and genetic variation)
  • Genomics, heredity and disease (the link between genetic variation and disease)
  • Genomics in medical practice (current clinical applications of genetic testing)
  • Risks, regulation and ethics of genetic testing

INSTRUCTOR:

McCarthy_JeanetteJeanette McCarthy, MPH, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke University; Founder, Precision Medicine Advisors

Jeanette McCarthy is a UC Berkeley trained genetic epidemiologist and spent the early part of her career in industry at Millennium Pharmaceuticals before transitioning to academia. She currently holds adjunct faculty positions at Duke University and UCSF. Her previous research had focused on the genetic underpinnings of complex diseases, both infectious and chronic. More recently, she has become a leading educator in the field of genomic and precision medicine involved in demystifying genomics for non-technical audiences, including health care providers, patients and other stakeholders. In 2014, she helped launch the first consumer-facing magazine in this field, Genome, where she served as editor-in-chief until 2016. She teaches genomic and precision medicine through UCSF and UC Berkeley Extension and online through Coursera and through the Precision Medicine Academy (precisionmedicineacademy.org). She also designs and delivers custom workshops and courses to international audiences through her consulting business (precisionmedicineadvisors.com). Jeanette is co-author of the new book, Precision Medicine: A Guide to Genomics in Clinical Practice (2016, McGraw Hill Education).

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