Precision Medicine: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

April 26, 2017 – 7- 8:30 p.m.
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg 

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There are 7.4 billion people in the world and each one is unique. To account for that uniqueness, heath care is moving towards precision medicine: an approach that takes into consideration each individual’s environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors. Similar to the way blood typing reduces the risk of complications in blood transfusions, precision medicine holds the potential for more effective disease prevention and treatment. Join us as we discuss the emerging field of precision medicine and what it could mean for the future of health care.

Moderator:

Dr. Louise Simard

Professor and Head, Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Panelists:

Dr. Shantanu Banerji

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences; Research Scientist, Research Institute of Oncology and Hematology, a joint institute of CancerCare Manitoba and the University of Manitoba

Dr. Peter Eck
Associate Professor, Human Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba

Dr. Geoff Hicks
Professor and Director, Regenerative Medicine Program, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences