Stanford Medicine community invited to Oct. 12 town hall meeting on precision health
Faculty members will discuss the significance of precision health and how their work is helping to advance it during a panel discussion moderated by medical school Dean Lloyd Minor.
The Stanford Medicine community is invited to a colloquium titled “Precision Health in Action” from 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 12 in Berg Hall at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge. Light snacks will be served after.
The event will be hosted by Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the School of Medicine; Amir Dan Rubin, president and CEO of Stanford Health Care; and Christopher Dawes, president and CEO of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Precision health places primary emphasis on prediction and prevention, rather than on simply treating diseases once they appear. A group of faculty members will discuss the significance of this approach and how their work is helping to advance it during a panel discussion moderated by Minor. The panelists are:
- Mark Cullen, MD, professor of medicine, chief of the Division of General Medical Disciplines and director of the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences.
- VJ Periyakoil, MD, clinical associate professor of geriatrics and director of the Stanford Palliative Care Education and Training Program and the Stanford Letter Project.
- Michael Snyder, MD, professor and chair of genetics and director of the Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine.
Community members who plan to attend the town hall should RSVP by Sept. 28. They may also pose questions for the Stanford Medicine leadership through the Web page.
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