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April 11, 2007

CONTACT: Karen Kreeger
(215) 349-5658
karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu


Personalized Medicine: Prospect or Pipedream?
International Experts to Review the Future of Personalized Medicine

WHAT:

Experts from around the world will gather at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine for a special symposium to review the most current research and explore the future of personalized medicine.

Hosted by the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, progress and perspectives of personalized medicine will be presented by leaders in the field from the clinical, pharmaceutical, and ethics arenas.

Reporters attending this conference can expect to hear about:

  • Imaging techniques to track response to psychiatric and neurological drugs.
  • The hunt for genes that predispose us to high blood pressure.
  • Childhood leukemia as a model for cancer pharmacogenomics.

For a full agenda and registration, please visit the ITMAT website.

WHEN: Wednesday April, 25 8:00AM – 7:30 PM
WHERE: Biological Research Building Auditorium [map]
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
421 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia PA 19104

Editor’s Note:  Registration is not required if you plan to only attend the Roundtable Session open to the public, which begins at 6:15pm.  For the Roundtable, please contact Molly Reagan for more information:
Phone:  215-898-1188
Email:  mreagan@mail.med.upenn.edu

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This release is available online at
http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/apr07/personalized-medicine-symposium.html