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18 Oct
What Revolution? Public Health and the Push to Personalize
Event Type

Lectures, Symposia, Etc.


Health & Wellness, Research, Technology

Target Audience

Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs

University Unit
Center for Bioethics and Health Law
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What Revolution? Public Health and the Push to Personalize

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.

Magee Women's Hospital of UPMC, Auditorium - Zero Level Halket Street