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Your Genes, Your Health, Your Future

Irish Society of Human Genetics

Monday, September 3, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)

Your Genes, Your Health, Your Future

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What is genetic medicine and what are the potential benefits and challenges of genetic medicine to society?

As part of Dublin City of Science 2012, the Irish Society of Human Genetics (ISHG) is hosting this public event where both individuals / families affected by genetic disease, and clinicians / researchers will be invited to present their perspective on how the field of genetics will impact on our health and well-being in the future.

Individuals and members of families affected by genetic illnesses such as cardiac disorders, breast cancer and autism will speak of their experiences. National experts will explain and discuss current genetics research, technological advances and ethical issues. Leading international pioneer in genetics, Prof. Han Brunner, will give his perspective on the future of genetic medicine.

The event will conclude with a 30 min Q&A between the speakers panel and the audience. Details of the programme are provided below.

19.00 Welcome - Dr. Anne Parle-McDermott (President of ISHG)

19.05 Introduction to Genetic Medicine - Prof. Andrew Green

19.15 What's in a Genome? - Dr. Jillian Casey

19.25 My Experience of a Genetic Illness - Individuals and members of affected families (cardiac disorders, breast cancer and autism)

19.55 Genetic and Rare Disorders Organisation - Avril Daly

20.05 Ethical and Legal Perspective - Dr. Deirdre Madden

20.15 Future Perspective on Genetic Medicine  - Prof. Han Brunner

20.30 Panel Discussion

21.00 Closing Remarks - Dr. Anne Parle-McDermott

Have questions about Your Genes, Your Health, Your Future? Contact Irish Society of Human Genetics

When & Where

O'Flanagan Theatre, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
York St

Monday, September 3, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)

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