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Public Talk on Precision Medicine

Public Talk by Dr. Micheil Innes on Precision Medicine and Child Health
Everyone welcome

Feb. 28  11:00 am MT - 12:00 pm MT
                     1:00 pm (EST) - 2:00 pm (EST)           
Alberta Children's Hospital Auditorium

If you can't attend, please join us online for the webinar  http://bit.ly/2l8hHzX

More accessible gene sequencing has allowed Dr. Micheil Innes and his colleagues to diagnose many previously undiagnosed, complex chronic diseases. We will explore how this new technology is helping children and families in Alberta.

Presented by Community Education Service of Alberta Health Services in partnership with the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute at the University of Calgary   Poster

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