Timothy Caulfield, LLB, LLM
Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy
Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health
Research Director of the Health Law Institute
University of Alberta
Abstract: The idea that we are in the midst of a genetic revolution has been with us for decades. The latest iteration of this promise of paradigm-shifting transformation comes in the guise of “personalized medicine” which, we are consistently told, will revolutionize our healthcare system and reduce the burden of chronic disease. But can personalized medicine live up to the hype? In this presentation Caulfield critiques the promises associated with this biomedical “revolution” and the broader social trend to personalize everything from our diets to our exercise to the wine we drink.
Sponsored by the Human Research Protection Office
Friday, October 18 at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.