Génome Canada

Génome Canada

October 20, 2006 11:00 ET

Media Advisory: First Annual Genome Canada International Conference

2020 Vision: Variation and Function in the Genome

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 20, 2006) - Journalists are invited to Genome Canada's first international conference, which is designed to anticipate the future of genomic and proteomic science and its impact on society over the next decade and beyond. Participants will discuss emerging genomic tools and discoveries, with integrated consideration of scientific and ethical, economic, legal and other societal issues.

WHEN: October 25 to 27, 2006

WHERE: Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City

There will be sessions on human disease, molecular evolution and biosphere diversity, and emerging technologies and their possible implications. Please join us for a look into the future.


Tom Hudson, President and Scientific Director, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Joe Ecker, Professor, Salk Institute for Biological Studies (CA, USA)

Fotis Kafatos, Professor of Immunogenomics, Imperial College London (London)

Stephen Lewis, Social Science Scholar in Residence, McMaster University

Wylie Burke, Professor and Chair of Medical History & Ethics, University of Washington

Allen Roses, Senior Vice President, Pharmacogenetics, GlaxoSmithKline (NC, USA)

A full program, including speaker biographies is available online at http://www.genomecanada.ca/conference/.

Media registration is free but you must register on site.

Contact Information

  • To set up an interview with a conference speaker:
    Genome Canada
    Marc Desmarais, V-P Government Relations and Communications
    613-751-4460 ext 115