Rare disease genomics symposium set for Feb. 26

UAB hosts rare disease genomics meeting in conjunction with Rare Disease Day.

genomics iqThe University of Alabama at Birmingham, Children’s of Alabama and the Center for Genomic Medicine at UAB/HudsonAlpha will present the Rare Disease Genomics Symposium 2016, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, at the Bradley Lecture Center on the fourth floor of the Children’s Harbor Building, 1600 Sixth Ave. South.

The symposium, associated with Rare Disease Day, Feb. 29, is also co-sponsored by UAB Medicine Genetics, the Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

Speakers from UAB, HudsonAlpha and the National Cancer Institute will present on topics such as genome sequencing, pediatric cancer genetic counseling and tuberous sclerosis.

UAB created an Undiagnosed Diseases Program in 2013 and, along with HudsonAlpha, Children’s of Alabama and UAB Medicine, is committed to providing patients with access to high-quality care and cutting-edge research. HudsonAlpha is providing the capabilities for whole genome sequencing as well as the ability to rapidly innovate in this emerging arena of medicine.

Children’s of Alabama and UAB Medicine provide access to world-renowned genetic diagnosis and counseling as well as subspecialty care for patients and families with previously undiagnosed diseases.