IM Network Forum, 2018 – Genetics, Epigenetics & Lifestyle: Another Twist

Event Date: November 16th, 2018

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

IM Network Forum, 2018 – Genetics, Epigenetics & Lifestyle: Another Twist

The aim of the Integrative Medicine Network Forum is to convene the Boston-wide integrative medicine community, strengthen our local connections, and provide an environment for seeding new ideas and opportunities through shared learning and networking.

At this year’s third IM Network Forum, we will be presenting and discussing current views on the importance of inherited genes, and the modification of genetic information by the environment and
behavior.
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There is great current excitement with the genome and “personalized” medicine in which treatments are tailored to individual patients’ genes.

At the same time, a very active area of research is showing that the expression of genes is not fixed, but can be modified by environmental factors, and that these modifications can be passed down to future generations.

Although such genetic modifications can be harmful, exciting new research is suggesting that it can be beneficial as well. In particular, self-awareness, learning and behavior changes can counteract gene expression patterns that predispose to disease.

 


Program

Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm  (On-Site Registration Opens at 8:00 am)

  • Expert Speakers
  • Panel Discussion
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Research Posters
  • Audience Q&A
  • Lunch

Further details to be announced soon.


Registered attendees will be invited to a Closed Facebook Group to connect with other conference  delegates.

 


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Event Details

Date: Friday, November 16th, 2018
Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Venue: J. B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School
Address: 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA, 02115

For more details contact: Aterah Nusrat or Jessica Kaufman at [email protected] or call 617.525.3204.

Photo credits: DNA spiral: Flickr Creative Commons: Gene highlight: National Institute on Aging, NIH ; Environment: Green Edge ; Meditator: Tarcio Saraiva