Science on Tap
Tuesday, January 10 2012 at 5:30 PM
Location: Fort Ground Grill, 705 River Ave, Coeur d'Alene
We have all known people with illnesses in which the treatment is as bad or worse than the disease. Do you know someone who went through one treatment after another to find one that works? Imagine using your personal genetic fingerprint to customize a regimen of preventative care to keep you from getting sick in the first place. What if you do get sick and your doctor can use this same genetic fingerprint to provide a treatment tailored to you and your disease so you don’t have to try one drug after another? Personalized medicine, a model of health care that customizes preventative care and treatment to individual patients, is a reality today for some patients suffering from breast, lung and colorectal cancers. As scientists and physicians better understand how our genes impact our health, more and more of us will be able to prevent diseases before they happen and avoid ineffective, redundant treatments.
Fortunately for all of us in Coeur d’ Alene, we have an expert in personalized medicine, Charles Buck, who decided to move here from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. You will not want to miss Buck’s discussion at Science on Tap Coeur d’ Alene on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at the Fort Ground Grill beginning at 5:30 p.m. Buck is now the associate vice president and center executive officer for the University of Idaho in Coeur d’ Alene and director of the University of Idaho Research Park. Please bring your questions, comments and curiosity with you.
A special thank you to our sponsors: University of Idaho, Idaho INBRE, Idaho Tech Connect and the Fort Ground Grill.