Exploring Genetics

Genetics, History and Health

This free educational series is focused on relating your genes to your health. Learn how genetics plays a major role in your health in a specific area of genetic medicine each month.


Sanford Imagenetics Genomic Medicine Symposium

Friday, September 11, 2020

Physicians, nurses, research scientists, genetic counselors, residents and students are invited to learn from national experts in precision medicine about incorporating advances in genetics and genomics into patient care.

Topics will include: Challenges in return of results in clinical genomic population screening; the probabilistic landscape of clinical genetics; searching for genes associated with hypermobility Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS); challenges in diagnosis and treatment of mitochondrial disease; cardiovascular genetics update; and a national program of pharmacogenetic testing for veterans.

Speakers will include:

  • Gene Hoyme, MD, Medical Director, Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium; Senior Advisor, Sanford Imagenetics
  • Leslie Biesecker, MD, Head, Clinical Genomics Section, Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch, NHGRI
  • Deepak Voora, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine; Member, Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Catherine Hajek, MD, Physician Chair, Medical Director, Sanford Imagenetics; Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

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2019/2020 Series

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