Personalized Medicine: Planning for the Future

From the Genetic Alliance mailing list came notice of this upcoming two-day session on personal genomics and related issues.   It will be available by webcast.

Planning for the Future

AAAS Headquarters | 1200 New York Ave., NW | Washington, DC

Overall Project Description
AAAS, in partnership with the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), is convening three two-day colloquia on personalized medicine.  The first two colloquia are scheduled for June 1-2, 2009 and October 26-27, 2009 at AAAS headquarters in Washington, DC.  The third in the series will be held in early 2010.  The colloquia will address the scientific discoveries, business models, and regulatory changes that are necessary to develop new personalized treatments and their companion diagnostics.  Other sessions will focus on electronic health records, reimbursement, education of patients and their care givers, and ethical, legal, and policy issues such as privacy, patients’ responsibilities for their own health, and direct to consumer testing, among others.  The series follows a successful program on personalized medicine that AAAS and FDLI convened in June 2008.

All three colloquia will be webcast.

Audience Interaction
Audience members in the AAAS auditorium and via the internet will have the opportunity to use audience-response technology to interact with session chairs and speakers.

Colloquia Information and Registration (The colloquia are free and open to the public)

I don’t think I can watch 2 days straight, but you can check the agendas online for details about the different topics.