The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment is pleased to invite you to our spring 2018 Conversations with Scientists series, Precision Medicine: Own your own genome. This four-part event invites the public to learn about the groundbreaking changes taking place in biomedical research, medical education and health care at MCW today.
Precision Medicine is an approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual differences in genes, environment and lifestyle. The spring series will explore the history of precision medicine and what you need to know about the "genome", how scientists use research to solve tough medical cases, the power in understanding your DNA, and new ways doctors and scientists are using genetic information to understand disease and care for your health.
WHEN: April 11, 18, 25, and May 2, 2018; Doors open and light refreshments will be available at 6 p.m.. Conversations will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m., ending at 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: New this year, Conversations with Scientist will be hosted at multiple locations!
- MCW – Milwaukee Campus: The event will be held live in Milwaukee, in the Kerrigan Auditorium in the Medical Education Building, Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI. Map for Parking and Entrance (PDF)
- MCW – Central Wisconsin Campus: The event will be livestreamed from Milwaukee to Central Wisconsin through real-time, interactive technology, Suite 2-730, Medical College of Wisconsin – Central Wisconsin, 333 Pine Ridge Boulevard, Wausau, WI. Map for Parking* and Entrance (PDF). *You will need to register to receive a parking pass for the evening.
COST: Free, but space is limited at both locations. Register to save your spot today!
Download Event Flyer - Milwaukee (PDF)
Download Event Flyer - Central Wisconsin (PDF)
Want to brush up on precision medicine before the series? Listen to this 30-minute podcast with Raul Urrutia, MD, Director of the Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center at MCW, explain why precision medicine is the last revolution in medicine!
April 11th | Precision Medicine 101: What you need to know
History of precision medicine, what it is, and how it came to be
Speaker: Raul A. Urrutia, MD, professor of surgery, Director of the Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center, Warren P. Knowles Endowed Chair of Genomics and Precision Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
What is the genome, and what can the genome tell us?
Speaker: Donald Basel, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, division of genetics, interim chief of pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
Genomic testing and data
Speaker: Melinda Dwinell, PhD, associate professor of physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
April 18th | The Diagnostic Odyssey: Why we need research in the medical practice
Rare and undiagnosed diseases from a clinical perspective
Speaker: Gabrielle Geddes, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
The role of bioinformatics in diagnosis
Speaker: Wendy Demos, MS, Bioinformatics Analyst, Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center, Medical College of Wisconsin
Functional validation of rare and undiagnosed disease
Speaker: Michael Zimmermann, PhD, assistant professor of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Director of the Bioinformatics Research and Development Laboratory; Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center, Medical College of Wisconsin
April 25th | Your DNA: A stranger no more
Recreational genomics, commercial vs. academic genomics
Speaker: Jennifer Geurts, MS, CGC, Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center, Bioinformatics Center, Medical College of Wisconsin
Emerging Technologies – wearables, layers of information, and their impact on health and healthcare
Speaker: Bradley Crotty, MD, MPH, FACP, assistant professor of medicine, division of general internal medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
Precision Medicine Initiatives nationally and locally
Jeffrey Whittle, MD, professor of medicine, division of general internal medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
May 2nd | Bugs, drugs, and Grandma
The microbiome – what are the “communities” in the gut, influence of the virome, role of microbes in health and disease
Speaker: Nathan Ledeboer, PhD, associate professor of pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin
Pharmacogenomics – which drug and dose is right, drug safety and side effects
Speaker: Ulrich Broeckel, MD, professor of pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
Epigenomics – epigenomics vs. genomics, inheritance, environment, and therapies
Speaker: Robert Lane, MD, professor and chair of pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
If you have questions regarding the Conversations with Scientists program, please contact Kristen Gardner-Volle at email@example.com or (414) 955-4754.