August 11, 2016
CANAD – Canadian Alzheimer’s Disease Basic Research Symposium
Please join the Michael Smith Health Research Foundation, Brain Canada, Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation & Genome BC for a Café Scientifique on October 4th “Towards a cure: A public forum on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research.” Registration: http://bit.ly/BCAlzForum
ASHG- The American Society of Human Genetics: Sharing Discoveries. Shaping our Future. Join top leaders in Genetics in Vancouver from October 18-22, 2016: http://www.ashg.org/2016meeting/
Don Rix Distinguished Keynote 2016: “The Genomics Revolution and the Impact on Human Kind”
Be part of a Genome BC tradition. This year we feature Richard Resnick from Genome Quest, Boston MA. This event will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on October 25th 4pm-7pm. For more details & registration:
Geneskool summer camp was held at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops in July with 16 students and at Capilano University in North Vancouver in August with 26 students. All our campers were in high school between grade 9 and 12. Many thanks to Ashley Port and Evelyn Sun and all the wonderful volunteers for making the camps an exciting and worthwhile experience!
Genome BC brings genomics to the classroom! Teachers, be sure to start planning your Geneskool classroom workshops for this coming school year: in classroom workshops, full day campus workshops & travelling suitcases available. Check out our education website for more details: https://www.genomebc.ca/education/
Brett Finlay’s exciting new book “Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child from an Oversantized World.” For more details: letthemeatdirt.com
August 9th, Genome BC announced the first pilot project from the MOU signed last year with Genomics England. It involves the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), Oxford University and Public Health England (PHE) building data-sharing capacity to accelerate the use of genomics as a tool for the diagnosis, treatment and tracking of tuberculosis (TB). Called SMAC, this pioneering work will support PHE and BCCDC’s efforts to develop user-friendly reports to assist doctors in faster and more effective diagnosis and treatment.