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

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:


Stefanie Butland
UBC Life Sciences Institute
Tel: 604.827.4982