CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Jan 25, 2012) - On February 8, 2012, the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge will present an Innovation Series event: "The Future of the Personal Genome." Addressing topics as far ranging as new methods to access and interpret personal genome data, the impact of genome data in a clinical setting, and the benefits and risks of de-privatizing personal genome and health data in the Facebook era, this impressive panel will bring a fascinating wealth of viewpoints to this exciting and revolutionary technology and medical breakthrough opportunity.

The moderator for this event is Kevin Davies, Editor-in-Chief, Bio-IT World and author of "The $1,000 Genome." The list of panelists features:

  • George M. Church, Founder of the Personal Genome Project and Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
  • Colin Hill, President, Chairman and Co-Founder, GNS Healthcare
  • Jamie Heywood, Co-Founder and Chairman, PatientsLikeMe and the Founder of the ALS Therapy Development Institute
  • Michael J. Pellini, MD, President and CEO, Foundation Medicine

The event organizer is Barbara Ewen, Principal, CHEN PR.

Sponsor for the event is WilmerHale.

When:
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
5:30pm-6:10pm: Registration
6:10pm-8:00pm: Program
8:00pm-9:00pm: Networking reception in the R&D Pub

Where: MIT EG&G Education Center, Room 34-101, 50 Vassar St., Cambridge, MA

Registration and information:
http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/events/innovation-series-event-the-future-of-the-personal-genome/#register

Pricing: Forum members: $25, Non-members: $45. Students from all universities are free with college ID. Pre-registration is encouraged.

About The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge (http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/)
The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge is one of the 27 worldwide chapters of the MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc. The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge builds connections to technology entrepreneurs and to the communities in which they reside. The Forum produces over 70 seminars, panel discussions, case studies and networking events yearly.

Contact Information:

MIT ENTERPRISE FORUM OF CAMBRIDGE CONTACT:
Trish Fleming
MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge
617-253-8240


PRESS CONTACT:
Barb Ewen (for MIT Enterprise Forum)
CHEN PR, Inc.
781-672-3114