Staying Healthy for Heart and Stroke: What can Your Genes and Proteins Tell You?

life-science-institute-public-talk1A Life Sciences Institute Public Talk

Join us for a free discussion with a panel of experts who will explain what personalized medicine can tell you about your potential for heart health issues, and how doctors and researchers in British Columbia are collaborating to identify your risks, detect early warning signs and deliver individualized treatments. Learn how implementation of personalized medicine into BC healthcare can change clinical practice, improve health outcomes, and reduce health costs. This event will include a brief presentation from each panelist, followed by Q & A with the audience.

When: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: The Orpheum Annex- 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver BC


Dr. Andrew Krahn, Sauder Family and Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair in Cardiology

Dr. Andrew Penn, Director, Stroke Rapid Assessment Unit, Victoria General Hospital

Dr. Filip Van Petegem, Professor, UBC Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

The Talk will be moderated by Elaine Yong, Senior Communications Specialist, Media Relations, for Providence Healthcare & hosted by Dr. Pieter Cullis, Director, UBC Life Sciences Institute.

This is a free event and walk-ins are welcome. However, space is limited so please click here to register.

For more information on heart health, please visit the Heart and Stroke Foundation website. For those interested the discussion document entitled Roadmap for Bringing Personalized Medicine to British Columbians is available for download here {PDF}.

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