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      reimagine Health: Is my fate in my genes? - 2nd Annual University of Arizona Research Symposium in Phoenix

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      November 20, 2019

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      reimagine Health: Is my fate in my genes? - 2nd Annual University of Arizona Research Symposium

      Please Click Here to Submit an Abstract by October 17, 2019 Each of us inherit genetic material that forms who we are and can guide our way through life. Aspects of the genome are sensitive to the gestational environment, the social environment in which we are raised, and the ecological parameters that can influence gene expression. Experiences throughout life can modify the genome and the genetic transcripts that constitute who we are. In one way, genetics are a determinant of health. However, social determinants of health can overshadow, highlight, or coincide with genetics to increase vulnerability or resilience to disease. In this symposium, interdisciplinary thought leaders present and defend the contribution of inherited genes to health and disease. Overarching themes will explore the opportunities, capabilities, future trends, and challenges of genetic knowledge, counseling, and interventions. Themed lectures will also be provided regarding the interaction of genetic medicine with environmental modifiers, including socioeconomical factors, geographic environment, aging, diet, and others. Extensive discussions will be carried out across all prioritized health research focuses of the College, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and neuroscience. Attendees will appreciate the unprecedented access to information and the potential for modifiable risk factors in advancing precision health in the modern age of post genetic era. Who is invited to this event? This event is free and open to the public*. We highly recommend researchers and healthcare professionals to attend (early registration is encouraged). We also welcome students, educators and the general public to attend this valuable conference. Seating is limited. Please register in advance to guarantee your place. *All attendees will be provided a complimentary lunch during the conference. Cost: Thanks to our generous sponsors, the Arizona Biomedical Research Centre and the Flinn Foundation, there is no cost to attend the Symposium. Location: This symposium will take place on the first floor of the Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building (475 N. 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004) on the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix Campus. Parking: Please note that you must park in the PBC garage (555 E. Fillmore, Phoenix, AZ 85004, located at the Southeast corner of 5th St. & Fillmore) for us to have the ability to provide a ticket that will let you exit for free. (There is a different garage across the street, the PBC garage can be identified by its black metal siding.) Please keep the ticket you receive at the entrance, you will receive your pass to exit when signing in at the symposium. Photography: A photographer will be on-site taking candid shots during the symposium. When you register, you are giving us permission to take and use these photos for future advertisements, brochures, etc. WiFi and Electronic Devices: Complimentary WiFi will be available in the meeting room during the symposium. Electricity will be provided in the symposium room to keep your electronic device charged. Nearby Hotel Accommodations: Sheraton Grand Phoenix, 602-262-2500 / 340 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004SpringHill Suites, 602-307-9929 / 802 E. Van Buren Street Phoenix, Arizona 85006Holiday Inn Express, 602-452-2020 / 620 N. 6th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004 Contact: Please contact Casey Sapio with any questions at

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