Public dialogue on “personalized health”

Event: Public dialogue on “personalized health”
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 W. Georgia St., Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level
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Experts from the University of British Columbia and affiliated health care organizations will discuss how health and health care are no longer a matter of “one-size-fits-all” but rather a complex confluence of our biology, behaviour and environment.

Speakers will discuss:

  • What can our DNA can reveal about our future health – and what it can’t.
  • How can molecular markers in blood reduce the need for invasive procedures, minimize guesswork, and prevent adverse drug reactions?
  • How do you want your DNA to be used for your care?
  • Can we stop – or slow down – brain failure?
  • How can we move from “sick care” (reactive) to “health care” (preventive)?

Featured speakers:

  • Pieter Cullis, biochemist
  • Bruce McManus, laboratory physician and scientist
  • Ida Goodreau, health care and health research administrator
  • Teresa Liu-Ambrose, physical therapy professor
  • Larry Lynd, health care economist

Details and RSVP: lsi.ubc.ca/talks