Pharmacogenomics in family care PMI initiative featured in Vancouver Sun

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A PMI initiative on implementation of pharmacogenomics in family care is featured in the Vancouver Sun. PMI Director and co-Founder and Head of UBC’s Department of Family Practice, Martin Dawes, MD, is conducting a proof-of-concept study to ask questions about the effectiveness of using a person’s genetic information to inform personalized prescribing for ten common conditions: asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary …

Personalized Medicine Summit Presentations

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Roadmap for Bringing Personalized Medicine to British Columbians “Preventing, Diagnosing and Treating Disease Are Soon to Change Forever” Photos are available on the UBC Life Sciences Institute flickr. Leroy Hood President, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA Systems Medicine and Proactive P4 Medicine: Catalyzing a Revolution in Healthcare through a Longitudinal, Digital-Age Study of 100,000 Well Individuals [slides] [video] Sir …

Learn about this new and emerging field of medicine that will significantly help those suffering from cancer, cardiovascular illnesses, neurological disorders and other diseases. Future of Personal Health

Future of Personal Health

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We recently participated in MediaplanetUSA’s Personalized Medicine campaign on the future of personal health where we united with likeminded industry leaders to empower patients who are suffering from cancer, cardiovascular illnesses, neurological disorders and other diseases and bring the much needed awareness and education to the masses about this new and emerging field of medicine. The campaign was distributed through …

Over 300 people participated in the Personalized Medicine Summit - Transforming the Practice of Medicine.

Personalized Medicine Summit 2015 a success

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Over 300 people participated in the Personalized Medicine Summit – Transforming the Practice of Medicine. The Summit was held Sunday June 7th-Tuesday June 9th, 2015 at the Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, organized by the Personalized Medicine Initiative in partnership with the Life Sciences Institute of the University of British Columbia, Genome British Columbia, the Centre …

Draft Roadmap for Bringing Personalized Medicine to British Columbians

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A Roadmap by The Personalized Medicine Initiative and PwC highlights how personalized or molecular medicine can improve quality of patient care while benefiting BC’s healthcare system and the economy. Download the Roadmap for Bringing Personalized Medicine to British Columbians: Preventing, Diagnosing and Treating Disease Are Soon to Change Forever. Read the news release by PwC. – The PMI

New legislation introduced to protect Canadians from genetic discrimination

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At the Personalized Medicine Summit 2015, participants drew attention to the need for laws to protect Canadians from genetic discrimination. Now the Government of Canada has introduced new legislation to protect Canadians from discrimination based on genetic test results and information. The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announced the introduction of legislation aimed at better protecting Canadians …

Bruce McManus, PMI Director and Co-Founder talks about the Centre of Excellence for Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF Centre) and their approach to personalized medicine in Biotechnology Focus.

Searching for PROOF of person-specific prevention and care

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Bruce McManus, PMI Director and Co-Founder talks about the Centre of Excellence for Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF Centre) and their approach to personalized medicine in Biotechnology Focus. At the PROOF Centre, teams are developing high-value biomarker-based blood tests for improved patient management, especially those with heart, lung or kidney failure. “If there is anything we have learned on this first …

Microbiome Insights Inc. is a Vancouver-based company providing state-of-the art sample testing and analysis of the microbiome.

Microbiome Insights Inc. Launches Service Website

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Microbiome Insights Inc. is a Vancouver-based company providing state-of-the art sample testing and analysis of the microbiome, the communities of microbial cells – including bacteria, viruses and fungi – that inhabit humans, animals, plants and environments. They enable researchers and clinicians to easily and effectively include microbiome analysis in their studies, across a range of human, animal, agricultural and environmental …

"The Personalized Medicine Revolution", by Pieter Cullis gives an incisive look at how personalized medicine is revolutionizing health care for everyone.

Book Published by Pieter Cullis “The Personalized Medicine Revolution”

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How Diagnosing and Treating Disease Are About to Change Forever by Pieter Cullis, Chair & Co-Founder of the PMI The engaging book, “The Personalized Medicine Revolution”, by Pieter Cullis gives an incisive look at how personalized medicine is revolutionizing health care for everyone. In this persuasive and compelling book, Pieter Cullis argues that personalized medicine, also known as precision medicine, …