Genetic Diagnostics: Applications in Life Sciences (Gen Diag)

Venue: Rome

Location: Rome, Italy

Event Date/Time: Dec 12, 2002 End Date/Time: Dec 13, 2002
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Attend and gain critical new insights!

The conference will go beyond the technological level with input from clinicians explaining rationale and methods behind their use of genetic diagnostics and how technology can be improved to help this along. The combination of speakers and topical issues promises a highly interesting debate.

We can expect that genetic diagnostics will greatly expand the possibilities for diagnosing genetic traits responsible for the incidence of disease. There are also signs of technological developments which could greatly simplify the use of "genetic tests" in medical practice.

How far can we go in terms of regulatory aspects and ethics?

The draft agenda showcases experts enthusiastic to share their considerable knowledge. With the programme still under development, confirmed speakers include Charles Cantor, Leroy Hood, and representatives from big diagnostics companies?

In addition, you will have the opportunity to attend a symposium on Personalised Medicine based on Pharmacogenetics/Pharmacogenomics. This aspect of genetic diagnostics is currently generating a lot of interest, and will be addressed in a symposium with special focus on science and regulatory issues. The symposium will be led by Prof. K. K Jain, an expert with great knowledge of industry challenges and business opportunities.