February 14, 2018

Learn about precision medicine, and earn CME credit hours

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On March 10, the Medical Alumni Association is hosting an exciting Continuing Medical Education (CME) program focused on precision medicine. Precision medicine is an emerging practice of conducting medicine that uses a comprehensive set of resources and information — from an individual’s family history and genetic profile to lifestyle and environment — in order to guide decisions for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. It has attracted significant early attention for its promise in treating rare diseases and cancers at their root causes.

This program lineup will feature UAB’s leading experts in the field, who are spearheading our efforts in precision medicine. Among the speakers is Matt Might, Ph.D., the director of the UAB Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute, who will be presenting “The Algorithm of Precision Medicine.” Other speakers include, but are not limited to, Eddy Yang, M.D., Ph.D., deputy and associate director of precision oncology for the UAB Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute; Bruce Korf, M.D., chief genomics officer for UAB Medicine; and Nita Limdi, Pharm.D., Ph.D., MSPH, associate director for pharmacogenomics and implementation science for the UAB Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute.

Physicians and researchers who attend all sessions — including the luncheon where Ed Partridge, M.D., director emeritus and professor emeritus of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, will present “Lay Health Providers: A Force Across the Continuum of Cancer Care and Other Chronic Diseases” — earn up to 5.5 CME credit hours. Click here to view this program at full size.

Cost for the scientific program is $100 per person to receive CME Credits, and the luncheon is $30. To register, please click here and fill out the form. All those attending other Medical Alumni Association Weekend and reunion activities will fill out the form, but please complete the portion for your nametag at the top and then scroll down to register for Saturday’s events.