|Toward a more individualized medical model
This may be the most transformational time in medicine. Over the last decade, we have developed the ability to sequence the human genome rapidly and cost-effectively. Genomic sequencing, in combination with pharmacogenomics, epigenomics and microbiome studies, may increase our understanding of existing disease, more accurately predict disease development, and expand our knowledge of potential responses to drugs and other treatments.
All of this is leading toward a more individualized medical model. That is why we are devoting this issue of the newsletter to personalized medicine. Our aim is to capture both the opportunities and the challenges of the groundbreaking new technologies.
Stool DNA test promising for IBD cancer surveillance
A new study finds methylation markers are highly accurate for detecting colorectal neoplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Modeled on a stool DNA test for sporadic colorectal cancer, the test is noninvasive and requires no bowel prep.
NGS opens door to genetic testing for complex diseases
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) can help identify genetic contributors to complex diseases, including cancer. It's hoped this will lead to individualized prognosis, diagnosis and treatments for polygenic disorders.
10th Annual Course: 2013 Mayo Clinic EUS Summit and Principles and Pearls in Pancreatology
July 31-Aug. 3, 2013, in Rochester, Minn.
Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review
This course gives health care providers at all experience levels a comprehensive, multidisciplinary review of endoscopic ultrasound. Experts from gastroenterology, hepatology, radiology and endosonography will discuss the impact and role of EUS in their practice.
Sept. 5-8, 2013, in Chicago
Individualizing Medicine 2013: From Promise to Practice
Designed for candidates preparing for certification or maintenance of certification examinations in gastroenterology, this course will include topics such as pathology, endoscopy, radiology and nutrition.
Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2013, in Rochester, Minn.
Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2014
This conference helps physicians and other health care providers understand the latest developments in genomics and applications for integrating them into clinical practice. It features expert speakers, focused breakout sessions, a poster session, case studies and opportunities for discussion.
March 13-16, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.
Designed for physicians and other health care providers in gastroenterology and hepatology, this course discusses new approaches to the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal and liver diseases.
Gastroenterology Continuous Professional Development