Registration is now open for the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) Roundtable workshop on precision medicine.
"Advancing Disease Modeling in Animal-Based Research in Support of Precision Medicine" will be held on October 5-6, 2017, at the Historic National Academy of Sciences Building at 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20418.
The workshop is free and open to the public. You are invited to join in person or via a free, internationally-streamed webcast.
Precision medicine is poised to revolutionize how we treat illness by basing therapeutic decisions on an individual’s molecular characteristics of disease, environmental factors and variables associated with individual lifestyle and behavior. As the field moves toward treating the individual, this workshop will consider ways in which relevant information can be obtained from the development and study of disease models in animals that are guided by individual patient data. Researchers, veterinarians, bioethicists, clinicians and patient advocates will examine the path toward creating and using animal models to support precision medicine.