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President’s Speaker Series

On Nov. 21, join Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa in a discussion about the impact of genomics on health care at the President’s Speaker Series.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

What can a patient’s DNA tell healthcare providers?

Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa, Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President, Sectors, Genome British Columbia

Completed in April 2003, the Human Genome Project gave us the ability to read the complete genetic blueprint for building a human being. This has significant implications for healthcare, which Dr. Lopez-Correra will explore in her presentation. Based on her work with healthcare providers in BC, she will describe how the Human Genome Project’s outcomes influence genomic applications in healthcare that will better inform decisions for patient care.

Dr. Lopez-Correa will also discuss ways healthcare systems can embrace the genomics revolution, as well as the social, economic and legal implications of incorporating genomics into the standard of care.

DATE & TIME:

Monday, Nov. 21
Noon – 1 p.m.

LOCATIONS:

  • Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute - Shaw Auditorium
    11220 83 Ave NW
    Edmonton, AB
  • Or you can join the conversation by live videocast at select locations across Alberta

(To add additional AHS Telehealth locations: Participants with AHS email addresses can contact AHS Telehealth. External participants must contact pss@ahs.ca. Additional sites can be added until Oct. 21.)

This activity can be utilized as a stimulus for claiming credits under Section 2 – Self Learning of the Royal College MOC program.

The Learning from the Best: President’s Speaker Series brings together leaders, physicians, clinicians, staff and partners from across the health system with international experts and innovators in the field of health care. Hosted by Alberta Health Services, the series engages AHS and its partners in rich dialogue on health innovations, advancements and strategies. It’s an opportunity to learn and discuss evocative ideas with leading thinkers in health.

Registration

Register by Nov. 18