The Program

Individualizing Medicine 2015: From Promise to Practice focuses on how to translate the promise of genomic medicine to your practice. Expert speakers, focused breakout sessions, real-life case studies and a poster session provide opportunities to discover and discuss emerging topics in applied genomics.

Why attend

  • Learn about the latest findings in genomics and how to apply them to your practice
  • Learn practical applications for integrating genomics and pharmacogenomics to individualize patient care
  • Discuss strategies to overcome obstacles of implementing genomic sequencing for patient care
  • Discuss how to disseminate genomic information to patients through an ethical, legal and regulatory framework
  • Network with professionals in your field
  • Share your clinical case studies and research

Who Should Attend

  • Physicians
  • Clinician-researchers and scientists
  • Genetic counselors
  • Advance practice nurses and physician assistants
  • Laboratory medicine professionals
  • Bioinformaticians, medical informaticians and information technology professionals
  • Pharmacists
  • Bioethicists
  • Pathologists

Pre- and Post-Conference Opportunities

Designed with the busy provider in mind, our pre-and post-conference courses provide a range of educational opportunities from a general background in genomic medicine to in-depth discussions about the microbiome, epigenomics, pharmacogenomics and more. See details


Introduction to Genomic Medicine for Practitioners: Pre-conference Course

About the course

Introduction to Genomic Medicine for Practitioners is a pre-conference course that will be held Sunday, Oct. 5, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minn.

Purchase DVD and syllabus of Omics 101: A Primer for Clinical Practice — the pre-conference course from the 2013 Individualizing Medicine conference. CME credit available following successful completion of online assessment modules.

Why attend

This course introduces you to principles of genomics and pharmacogenomics using a case-based approach. Fundamental principles and issues of laboratory practice, such as DNA sequencing and interpretation, are discussed in the context of the ethics and practical considerations of the state of the science.


You can register for this course and the Individualizing Medicine Conference at the same time, but separate registration fees apply. Learn more about the course.

*Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


“Promotes an understanding of the types of genetic tests available to patients and consumers — benefits, risks and pitfalls.”
“Great representation from a variety of perspectives — scientists, physicians, genetic counselors, direct-to-consumer genetic companies and insurance. It was enlightening to hear other perspectives.”
“Comprehensive overview of what individualized medicine means today.”

Individualizing Medicine 2014: From Promise to Practice will be held at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minn. Blocks of rooms have been reserved at several nearby hotels. See details on travel and lodging.


Collaborating Partner

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  • Satter Family Foundation
  • Genomic Health, Inc.
  • Biogen Idec
  • Novartis
  • Roche Diagnostics

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