MEDTalks: The Genomics Revolution


Thank you to all who attended and made this event a huge success!  Missed the event?  Not to worry as you can watch the entire event by clicking on the following link: 

MEDTalks Livestream

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The sequencing of the human genome has been hailed as a scientific breakthrough in that it has opened the human genetic blueprint to investigations of all questions ranging from human origins to the understanding of health and complex diseases.  As a result of this revolutionary sequencing of human genomes, our knowledge about how and why we differ from each other as well as how interactions between genes and culture have shaped our community is now more clearly understood. How can this knowledge be used to improve human health through disease prevention, diagnosis and personalized treatment approaches? What does the Genomics Revolution mean for you and your health? What is the potential for future generations?


Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa – Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President, Sectors, Genome BC


Dr. Jehannine Austin – Associate Professor, UBC Department of Medical Genetics; Canada Research Chair in Translational Psychiatric Genomics

Dr. Martin Dawes – Head, Family Practice, UBC Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Howard Lim – Medical Oncologist, BC Cancer Agency; Clinical Physician Professor, Medical Oncology Division, UBC Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Corey Nislow – Associate Professor, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. Chris Overall – Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, Protease Proteomics & Systems Biology; Professor, UBC Faculty of Dentistry


This was a partnership event between UBC’s Faculties of Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Dentistry, sponsored by alumni UBC, Genome BC and MD Management.  We are grateful for the support of our partners and sponsors.