The Genomics and Wireless Future of Medicine

Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
A sea change in medicine is coming, but it’s not the health-care reform being proposed in Washington. Genetic mapping and wireless digital technology will transform health care in unprecedented ways – from medications tailored to a person’s specific genomic makeup to sensors the size of a band-aid that allow people to check their vital signs or disease symptoms like they check their e-mail via a smart phone.
 
 Innovations such as these will impact an unlimited number of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, depression, diabetes, infectious disease, and neuromuscular and sleep disorders.
           
Eric J. Topol, MD“There is an extraordinary opportunity to change the future of medicine in unprecedented ways,” says prominent cardiologist and geneticist Eric J. Topol, MD, who will speak about “The Genomics and Wireless Future of Medicine,” on Thursday, April 29, noon to 1 p.m. (check-in 11:30 a.m.), in DuVal Auditorium, University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson.
           
The presentation will be preceded by lunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon, and followed by a meet-and-greet reception from 1 to 1:30 p.m. (RSVP requested only for lunch, by Tuesday, April 20; call (520) 626-6177, or e-mail reparada@u.arizona.edu
           
The free presentation, open to the public, is the latest installment of the Buffmire Lecture series, sponsored by the Flinn Foundation. (Please note: There is a parking fee of $1.50 per hour in the UMC visitor/patient parking garage, just west of Campbell Avenue.)
           
To RSVP for lunch, or for more information about the April 29 and upcoming Buffmire lectures, contact Rebecca Anderson, UA College of Medicine Office of Special Events, (520) 626-6177, or e-mail reparada@u.arizona.edu