GENE TECHNOLOGY FORUM 2002 - Personalized Medicine: Myth or Reality (GENEFORUM 2002)

Venue: Vanemuine Conference Centre

Location: Tartu, Estonia

Event Date/Time: Sep 13, 2002 End Date/Time: Sep 14, 2002
Registration Date: Sep 05, 2002
Early Registration Date: Jun 25, 2002
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 01, 2002
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Systematic advances in biomedical research enabled by genomics are expected to revolutionize medicine in the near future. Differences in individual genomes cause responses to drugs to vary considerably - "one size fits all" drug is not possible. The best strategy to discover the genetic basis for variation in health among human beings is through analysis of sequence variation in DNA.

Estonia is about to do just that. The Estonian Genome Project will be launched shortly in a clearly defined ethical and legal environment. The project aims to phenotype and genotype approximately 1 million individuals in Estonia. The genotype-phenotype database to be completed will serve as a valuable tool in population based post-genomic database driven drug discovery.

Gene Technology Forum 2002 will focus on:
Genetics, genomics and diseases
Genetic information and new economy
Genetics and bioethics
Estonian Genome Project


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Conference Fee: Commercial: EUR 250 (by June 25th,2002 - EUR 225) Academic: EUR 150 (by June 25th,2002 - EUR 135)