The Future of Genomic Medicine: From Pre-Womb to Tomb

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 7:00pm
The Natural History Museum of Utah | Rio Tinto Center

NHMU Lecture featuring

Dr. Eric Topol
Director of The Scripps Translational Science Institute

Location: The Rio Tinto Center, 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

New research on the genetic variants associated with a wide range of chronic diseases, as well as those that impart good health, will allow physicians to decipher the information in our individual genomes and replace the status-quo of one-size-fits-all-medicine with individualized health care. Utilizing this information and a host of new digital technologies, doctors will be able to identify our risk of disease and tailor treatments to our individual genomic signatures. Join Dr. Topol for an exploration of the research and technological frontiers that will one day make individualized medicine routine clinical practice and change every facet of medicine from pre-womb to tomb.

Dr. Eric Topol is a renowned cardiologist and a leading practitioner of digital medicine. He is the director of the flagship NIH-supported Scripps Translational Science Institute and a co-founder of the West Wireless Health Institute. He also serves as Professor of Genomics at The Scripps Research Institute and Chief Academic Officer of Scripps Health. Voted the “#1 Most Influential Physician Executive in the United States” in a poll conducted by Modern Healthcare, Dr. Topol is also one of GQ’s 12 “Rock Stars of Science.” He is the author of the bestselling definitive book on the digital-medical revolution, The Creative Destruction of Medicine. One of the top ten most cited researchers in medicine, Dr. Topol has published 1,100 peer-reviewed articles and over 30 medical textbooks. His research earned him the title "Doctor of the Decade" from the Institute for Scientific Information.

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Founding Underwriter: R. Harold Burton Foundation
Underwriter: Cultural Vision Fund
Presenting Partner: JPMorgan Chase
Gold Sponsors: Rio Tinto Kennecott, University of Utah School of Medicine
Silver Sponsors: The Clark Foundation, Myriad Genetics
Media Partner: KCPW 88.3 FM Public Radio
Community Partners: The City Library, Kingsbury Hall, Liberty Heights Fresh, and the Viridian Center
Additional Support: The Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks Fund