Consumer Genetics – Where Its Headed:
George Church, Jay Flatley Randy Scott, Muin Khoury, to Speak at 3rd Annual
Consumer Genetics Conference – $20 Registration
May 1, 2011 – The Consumer Genetics Conference Will Define the Future of Consumer Based Genetics and the Relationship with Personalized Medicine
The Consumer Genetics Conference (www.consumergeneticsconference.com) is pleased to announce the speaker lineup for its third annual meeting REGISTRATION ONLY $20 for a limited number, held June 7-9 in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center. CGC will bring together researchers, clinicians, regulators, and industry members to hash out best practices in bringing genetic testing, personalized medicine, and molecular diagnostics to consumers.
A few noteworthy highlights of the upcoming meeting:
- Keynote speaker Randy Scott, CEO of Genomic Health, will offer his perspective as a pioneer in the field of consumer-focused genetic tests
- Jay Flately, CEO of Illumina will give a visionary talk on the future of the field of consumer genetics and the intersection with personalized medicine
- Genetic Alliance visionary Sharon Terry will give a plenary talk from her unique vantage point as a key connector of rare disease foundations
- Tal Raz, VP of Molecular Biology of GnuBIO, will reveal data from its DNA sequencing system aimed to accelerate molecular diagnostics in the clinic
- The meeting’s third annual next-gen sequencing technology roundtable will include high-level speakers from Pacific Biosciences, Complete Genomics, GnuBIO, llumina, Nabsys, Noblegen, and more.
- George Church Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, will give a talk on the state of the union of the field and the fit of technology
A list of speakers and $20 Registration can be found on the website, www.consumergeneticsconference.com
About the Consumer Genetics Conference
Now in its third year, CGC (www.consumergeneticsconference.com) was founded as a venue where all interested parties can discuss the challenges, implications, and advances in bringing genetic information to the consumer market. Attendees represent a mix of clinicians, researchers, industry members, genetic counselors, regulatory agencies, and members of big consumer companies. CGC is a meeting where all views on consumer genetics can be heard, giving the community an opportunity to shape itself and plan its future. It is produced by a small group of organizers who are not professional conference planners, but instead people with a passion for the field who make no profit from the conference, thus keeping the registration price low for all to attend.