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2017 Don Rix Distinguished Keynote Address: "If you are not at the table, you are on the menu: participatory science in health.”

Oct 19th 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre - 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3

Genome BC is pleased to present Sharon Terry as the 2017 Don Rix Distinguished Keynote speaker. Please join us on Thursday, October 19th for Sharon Terry’s compelling keynote: “If you are not at the table, you are on the menu: participatory science in health.”

DETAILS: 

STerry_Profile_smaller.jpgCome hear the fascinating story of how this citizen scientist took the medical research community by storm when she forged a path to address the rare genetic condition that affects her children. Sharon Terry’s story will inspire you as she takes us through her lifelong quest to transform systems that would accelerate treatments for her children’s disease, as well as many others.

Today, Sharon Terry is at the forefront of consumer participation in genetics research, services and policy and leads the Genetic Alliance in providing programs, products and tools for ordinary people to take charge of their health.

Terry will describe the impact genomics have on society and the growing influence of public engagement reminding us to look outside the traditional research box and get involved in the process! A Q&A session with the audience and a reception with light refreshments will follow the talk. This event is free of charge but seating is limited and will reach capacity. Early registration is recommended. 

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DATE AND LOCATION:

Date: Thursday, October 19th, 2017
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre

4:00-4:30pm Registration
4:30-6:00pm Keynote Address and Q&A
6:00 – 7:00pm Reception

REGISTRATION

Register here.