Event Examines Law and Policy Challenges of Personalized Medicine and Genomics in the 21st Century
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WASHINGTON, DC, February 11, 2011 – American University Washington College of Law is hosting an event on Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. titled “Drugs, DNA, and You: Personalized Medicine and Genomics in the 21st Century.” The event is presented by the Health Law and Policy Program, the Health Law and Justice Initiative, and the Health Law and Policy Brief.
Personalized medicine is poised to be one of the next key fronts in helping to improve the quality and efficiency of the health care system and over the next few years the topic will continue to receive unprecedented exposure as new studies reveal the strengths - and weaknesses - of such an approach. This event will discuss the difficult questions that must be asked and answered by the law and policy community as this new form of medicine gains traction throughout the country.
"We are pleased to present leading authorities in the area of patient-tailored medicines to discuss the ethical and legal implications involved in the care and treatment of Americans," said Corrine Parver, executive director of the Health Law and Policy Program.
When: February 15, 2011
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: American University Washington College of Law – Room 603
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20016
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American University Washington College of Law
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