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Precision Medicine: How Science Is Changing the Future of Healthcare
November 14, 2018
Science World has partnered with the Gairdner Foundation and LifeSciences BC to present the ‘2018 Canada Gairdner Public Lecture Series: Vancouver presented by TELUS Health’.
Join us for a public lecture and interactive exhibitor display showcasing the best of the life sciences industry in British Columbia.
Dr. Janet Rossant
President & Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation
Chief of Research Emeritus, SickKids Research Institute
Dr. Rossant is widely known for her studies of the genes that control embryonic development in mice and has pioneered techniques for following cell fate and altering genes in embryos. Her current research focuses on stem cell development and cell differentiation in the developing embryo, important areas for the study of birth defects as well as regenerative medicine. Firmly planted on the front lines of technological change, Dr. Rossant has established SickKids as a global forerunner in genetic research.
Dr. Victor Dzau
President, National Academy of Medicine
Dr. Dzau has made a significant impact on medicine through his seminal research in cardiovascular medicine and genetics, his pioneering of the discipline of vascular medicine and his leadership in health care innovation. In his role as a leader in health care, Dr. Dzau’s vision is for academic health sciences centres to lead the transformation of medicine through innovation, translation and globalization. As one of the world’s preeminent academic health leaders, Dr. Dzau advises governments, corporations and universities worldwide.