Dinner & Networking: 5:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Chapter Business: 6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Presentation: 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
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With the dawn of genetic sequencing and related technologies, we have seen a shift in modern medical thinking. In this talk, we will explore the use of genetics to trace a hypothetical patient’s symptom to its molecular root cause. The definitions of health, disease, and treatment will be examined from a systems perspective. Furthermore, links will be made to ancient medical practices that showed a similar integrative approach long before the rise of molecular biology. Presenter
Mattie Robinson, MS MA Biography
Mattie Robinson’s professional background includes over 7 years of experience in biomedical research, product development, and education. As a scientific researcher, Ms. Robinson worked to develop new treatments for Sickle Cell Disease and related blood disorders. In 2013 she hung up her lab coat and began a career in nonprofit management, advocating for the rights and needs of people living with the disease. She holds graduate degrees in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida as well as Human Genetics and Molecular Biology from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
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