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Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Symposium features national healthcare leaders

ATLANTA -- A distinguished field of national healthcare leaders and biomedical scientists will participate in the second annual Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Symposium Dec. 18 and 19 in Atlanta, offering a variety of perspectives on this new model of healthcare for the 21st century.

The new paradigm of predictive health will define the unique characteristics that predict disease risk for individuals and will emphasize maintenance of health rather than treatment of disease. The symposium will engage biomedical scientists and leading thinkers in conversations about what the new biomedicine of predictive health can be and how we can make it work.

Elias Zerhouni, MD, director of the National Institutes of Health, will deliver the symposium's keynote address on Monday, Dec. 18, followed by distinguished speaker Kri Stefnsson, MD, DrMed, CEO, deCODE Genetics. The two-day event takes place at the Emory Conference Center at 1615 Clifton Rd., adjacent to the Emory University campus.

"The Predictive Health Initiative will create a new model of health and healing for the 21st century," said Michael M.E. Johns, MD, CEO of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center and Chairman of Emory Healthcare. "We want to define the unique intrinsic and environmental characteristics that predict disease risk for individuals, then work to define and maintain health rather than focus our efforts on treating disease."

Johns will lead the symposium. Distinguished speakers include Robert J. Gillies, professor of biochemistry, physiology and radiology, University of Arizona; Timothy W. Behrens, Genentech; Carol D. Ryff, director, Institute on Aging, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Forbes Dewey, Jr., professor of mechanical engineering and biological engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Raimond L. Winslow, professor of biomedical engineering, Johns Hopkins University; Muin Khoury, chief, Public Health Genetics, Centers for Disease Contr
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Contact: Holly Korschun
hkorsch@emory.edu
404-727-3990
Emory University Health Sciences Center
11-Dec-2006


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