Personalized medicine promises to provide the right individual at the ideal cost the ideal treatment. Yet the highly individualized nature of personalized medication – tailoring treatment and dosing to each person’s unique way of life, environment (ailments) and genetics (genetic profile) – and its possible expenses, raises concerns concerning the applicability of personalized medication on a population-wide premise. And, more specifically, whether personalized medication, as well as the enormous national Precision Medicine Initiative and All of Us study program, are very likely to have a substantial effect on the health of the American people. Join us at the University of Utah with this full-day symposium where nationally-renowned specialists in personalized medicine, genomics, epidemiology, health disparities, regulatory science and bioethics will wrestle with the issue whether personalized medication can enhance general health.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Health Sciences Education Building, 1730
26 South 2000 East
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Registration is free, enroll online


8:00-8:30 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast

8:30-8:40 a.m. – Directed by Willard Dere, MD and Jorge Contreras, JD

8:40-9:50 a.m. – Co-Opening Keynote Session: Will Personalized Medicine Improve Population Health?

Moderator: Angie Fagerlin, PhD, University of Utah
8:40-9:05 – Muin Khoury, MD, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
9:05-9:30 – Sara Lynn Van Driest, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
9:30-9:50 – Questions/Discussion

9:50-10:20 a.m. – Precision Medicine and Population Health in Action Session: Cancer Genetics

Moderator: Matthew T. Rondina, MD, University of Utah
9:50-10:00 – Jennifer A. Doherty, PhD, MS
10:00-10:05 -Questions for Dr. Doherty @ 5 minutes
10:05-10:15 – Kathleen A. Cooney, MD
– Questions for Dr. Cooney @ 5 moments

10:20-10:30 a.m. – Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Session 1: Precision Health, Population Health, and Health Disparities

Moderator: Rachel Hess, MD, MS, University of Utah
10:30-10:50 – Chanita Hughes-Halbert, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina
10:50-11:10 – Rick Kittles, PhD, City of Hope
11:10-11:30 – David Wetter, PhD, Professor, University of Utah
11:30-12:00 – Panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Hess
Tool Participants: Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Rick Kittles, David Wetter, Muin Khoury

12:00-1:30 p.m. – chamomile

1:30-3:00 p.m. – Session 2: Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Genetics and Population Health

Moderator: Vikrant Deshmukh PhD, JD, University of Utah
1:30-1:50 – Ken Chahine, PhD, JD, DNA
1:50-2:10 – Erika Lietzan, JD, University of Missouri School of Law
2:10-2:30 – Steven B. Bleyl, MD, PhD, University of Utah
2:30-3:00 – Panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Deshmukh
Panel Participants: Ken Chahine, Erika Lietzan, Steven Bleyl, Sara Lynn Van Driest

3:00-3:30 p.m. – Precision Medicine and Population Health in Action Session: Big Data

Moderator: Danielle Groat, PhD, University of Utah
3:00-3:10 – Mark Yandell, PhD, University of Utah
3:10-3:15 Questions for Dr. Yandell @ 5 minutes
3:15-3:25 – Guilherme Del Fiol, MD, PhD, University of Utah
3:25-3:30 Questions for Dr. Del Fiol @ 5 moments

3:30-3:50 p.m. – Break

3:50-5:00 p.m. – Final Keynote and Discussion

3:50-4:25 p.m. – Erika Check Hayden, University of California, Santa Cruz
4:25-5:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion facilitated by Drs. Dere and Contreras
Tool Staff: Erika Verify Hayden, Rick Kittles, Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Sara Lynn Van Driest, Erika Lietzan

5:00-6:30 p.m – Pairing


Npremature half of new mothers with mental health issues aren’t being treated or diagnosed, according to new research.

Out of 1012 girls studied by NCT, half stated they had experienced mental health difficulties at any point in their pregnancy, or even within the first year of motherhood.

The issues involved postnatal depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic anxiety disorder (PTSD) and postpartum psychosis – but 42 per cent of mothers say their ailments were not diagnosed.

Erin Shaw, a mom who experienced undiagnosed postnatal depression for over two years and eventually took an apology, said: “The doctor did not have the time to talk to me correctly at my six-week test and my emotions were simply dismissed as ‘regular’ for fresh mums, but they were not ordinary.

“No one even mentioned postnatal depression. It was only after I ended up with the apology that someone finally listened to me”

Ore than a fifth of girls who had a mercurial test said they were not asked about their psychological wellbeing in any respect, while 20 per cent said they didn’t feel able to disclose their problems.

Around 43 per cent of these said it was simply because their doctor didn’t look interested or sympathetic, even though a quarter said there wasn’t time.

Lmost half were concerned that their doctor would not view them as capable as taking care of their baby.

Arah McMullen, head of knowledge in NCT, said: “It is shocking that so many new mothers aren’t getting the help they need which may have a devastating effect on the girls and their families. Some mothers aren’t being open about the way they’re feeling since they’re terrified they’re going to get their baby removed and others aren’t being asked in their psychological wellbeing at all.

“A third of all girls said their six-week test was hurried and for a few, it lasted only 3 minutes. Under that sort of time-pressure it’s no wonder that this critical opportunity to uncover any mental health issues is being missed.”

The charity is presently calling for better mental health training for physicians in addition to increased funding for the six-week test, therefore GPs have the time to provide every mom a complete appointment as opposed to comibining it with an assessment of the baby. The charity is also calling for greater maternal mental health training and guidance for physicians so they’re far better equipped to discuss psychological well being with mothers.

Physicians of government hospitals in Rajasthan, who’ve gone on an indefinite leave as Monday, had a flavor of their own medicine on Friday when the milkmen stopped supplies to their homes at Kota, the biggest city at the Hadoti region.

In its general body meeting, the Kota Private Dairy Federation determined that no milk have been provided to the homes of their physicians, nursing employees and paramedical staff because of their “massive hardship” caused to the people with their strike.

Plight of the bad

“As soon as the seasonal diseases have broken out, the attack has to have been the very last thing on the minds of these physicians. Poor sufferers have nowhere to go,” federation president Umardeen Rizvi advised The Hindu. Over 300 private dairies in Kota have asked milkmen to prevent deliveries.

Mr. Rizvi said: “By quitting the supplies, we have emphasized the public’s anger with the physicians. We hope they will see reason and go back to work.”

The State government oversaw the Rajasthan Essential Services Maintenance Act on Friday. It spanned the homes of over 12 physicians in Jaipur.

Following the police detained Rajasthan Medical Council Registrar Jagdish Modi, Who’s also the convenor of their In-Service Physicians’ Association, Health Minister Kali Charan Saraf gave the physicians an ultimatum to return to duty.

More than 8,000 physicians have started the demonstration to press 33 needs, such as formation of another cadre and caliber pay benefit.

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Dr. Ajay Kumar Lal Das

Advisor- Internal Medicine
Paras Global Hospital, Darbhanga

Title: Dr. Ajay Kumar Lal Das

Designation: Advisor — Internal Medicine

Location: Paras Global Hospital, Darbhanga

Dr. Ajay Kumar Lal Das has extensive expertise in treating patients with different communicable and non communicable diseases and malaria, hepatitis, pneumonia, and chicken pox. He has won Bharat Jyoti Award along with Indira Gandhi Excellence Award for Outstanding Performance in Medicine.

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