The Consumer Genetics Conference (CGC) is a one-of-a-kind event that draws together a dynamic community of scientists, clinicians, technology innovators, and patients to discuss the burning issues around the analysis and delivery of genomic results directly to patients and consumers. From September 25-27 in at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, attendees will hear about disruptive diagnostic technologies, cognitive barriers to patients (and medical professionals), ethical/regulatory/privacy issues, the thorny issue of reimbursement, and the challenges of building relationships to realize the potential of personal genomics and individualized medicine. CGC provides an opportunity for all stakeholders to come together at one venue, share viewpoints and engage in an honest dialogue, and together learn how to move the elephant of change.
Keynote presentations include:
"Consumers in the Lab and the Clinic: My Daughter's DNA...and Every Little Thing About Her"
Hugh Young Rienhoff, Jr., M.D., Director, MyDaughtersDNA.org
"Consumer Genomics: From Niche to Mainstream"
Spencer Wells, Ph.D., Explorer-in-Residence and Director, The Genographic Project, National Geographic Society