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Penn CIGHT Annual Symposium
September 23, 2008 , Volume 55, No. 5

The Penn Center for the Integration of Genetic Healthcare Technologies (CIGHT) invites all interested scholars, clinicians, and students to attend this year’s symposium on October 24, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Terrace Room in Claudia Cohen Hall.  

The Penn CIGHT is a multidisciplinary research center focused on studying ethical, legal, and social implications of new genetic technologies as they are applied in the clinic.  The overall goal of the Center is to develop tools that will help consumers, professionals, policy makers, and insurers understand and cope with the implications of advances in genetic research. Featured speakers include Dr. Alan Guttmacher, acting director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, and Dr. Robert Green, professor of neurology, genetics & epidemiology and co-director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical & Research Program, Boston University.

To register, see www.med.upenn.edu/penncight/index.shtml. For more information, please e-mail shimrit.keddem@uphs.upenn.edu.

—Center for the Integration of Genetic Healthcare Technologies



Almanac - September 23, 2008, Volume 55, No. 5