Lafayette Health Awareness Series

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Personalized Medicine

Hype, hope, genuine progress

This year’s forum brings together four knowledgeable and dynamic speakers who are on the cutting edge of this new approach in Medicine. Each has a significant involvement with treatments and research that informs this new chapter in personal health care.
Join the Lafayette Quartet and the community at large as we learn just what Personalized Medicine is and how it can affect us individually and as a society.

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Scott Hofer PhD FCAHS, Director, Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health; Professor, Harald Mohr MD, and Wilhelma Mohr MD, Research Chair in Adult Development and Aging, Department of Psychology, University of Victoria

Eike-Henner Kluge PhD, Professor of Philosophy, UVic; Member, International Medical Informatics Association, lead author of its Code of Ethics – A Handbook of Ethics for Health Informatics Professionals

Patrick Macleod MD, Clinical Geneticist and Pediatrician, Vancouver Island Health Authority; Professor, UVic, Centre for Biomedical Research

Brad Nelson PhD, Director and Distinguished Scientist, Deeley Research Centre, BC Cancer Agency; Professor, Bio-chemistry and Microbiology, UVic; Medical Genetics, UBC

Thursday, October 6th, 2016  7:00 PM
David Lam Auditorium, University of Victoria

For ten years the Lafayette String Quartet has joined with health professionals to bring expert information to our community on various health topics which affect us all. In this anniversary year, the quartet has chosen to celebrate and explore the connections of health and music –a subject very dear to their hearts.

The Lafayette Health Awareness Series began in 2006 with a dialogue on the topic of breast cancer, which impacted the Lafayette String Quartet profoundly when one of its members was diagnosed and treated in 2001. The Lafayette Health Awareness Forum was created to provide expert and updated health information to the public in a free forum on various health topics.

With the quartet’s experience that what affects one – eventually affects us all, it was their wish in their 20th anniversary year (2006) to offer some tangible way to share with the community their gratitude for this universal connection. The Lafayette Health Awareness Forum brings this interconnection to our local community and provides the opportunity for specialists, health professionals and the general public to meet and dialogue on important health topics.

A yearly evening event, the forum takes place at the University of Victoria, held on a Thursday evening in the early fall.

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