Café ScientifiqueWednesday Apr 26 2017 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium
The University of Manitoba Café Scientifique presents “Precision Medicine: One Size Doesn’t Fit All,” an interactive panel discussion for non-researchers (you, me, neighbours, friends). In a relaxed atmosphere, specialists will talk about their work and the questions raised.
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.
The panelists this evening will be 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), and Dr. Geoff Hicks (Professor and Director, Regenerative Medicine Program, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences). The panel will be moderated by Dr. Louise Simard (Professor and Head, Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba).
Please join us for a lively discussion, debate, and refreshments. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to: research_communications (at) umanitoba.ca or 204.474.6689.