Center for Genomic Symposium 2017
The Center for Genomic Medicine Symposium is presented by UAB and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.
Monday, May 8 | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Huntsville, AL
- Learn about the new granting program which will initiate development of systems and/or diseases oriented working groups, e.g. "Neuroscience", "Cardiovascular Diseases", "Autoimmunity", etc. with the aim to create research projects, which will integrate genetics/genomics and impact the discipline substantially. For details, click here.
- Hear how you can leverage the Center's synergistic approach to genomics
- Listen to talks from UAB and HudsonAlpha specialists in genomic medicine research
- Tour the facilities on HudsonAlpha’s biotech campus and take advantage of networking opportunities.
Rare Disease Genomics Symposium 2017 brings in 100+ attendees
In addition to the symposium and in recognition of Rare Disease Day and Rare Disease Week, Children’s hosted an art exhibit the Thursday night before on March 2 in the Bradley Lecture Center. The Art Exhibit featured traveling pieces of art, each focusing on a rare disease patient. The purpose of the exhibit, presented by the Rare Disease United Foundation, is to encourage a look “beyond the diagnosis” to the patient. The art exhibit was displayed throughout Children’s of Alabama from February 20 through March 17, 2017.
Click here to view photos from the event.
UAB to launch statewide genetics initiative for better health for all Alabama residents
The project, funded by a $2 million appropriation from the Alabama legislature to UAB, supports one of the nation’s first statewide efforts to harness the power of genomic analysis to help identify those at high risk for a genetic disease, and provide a basis for continuing research into genetic contributors to health and disease.
Rare Disease Events This Week
Art Exhibit Reception "Beyond the Diagnosis"
Children's of Alabama is hosting a reception for the traveling art exhibit, “Beyond the Diagnosis,” which artists have donated their time and talents to paint patients who have rare diseases. Children’s is pleased to join medical schools, research institutes and hospitals around the globe in hosting this exhibit to raise awareness of the need for more timely diagnoses and improved care for children with rare diseases.
Click here for the art exhibit invitation.
Friday, March 3 | 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Bradley Lecture Center
4th Annual Rare Disease Genomics Symposium
To see the agenda, learning objectives, and speakers, click here.
Register here for the symposium: www.ChildrensAl.org/genetics
Save the Date: UAB-HusdonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine Symposium
May 8 | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Huntsville, AL