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Understand Your Genome ® (UYG) Symposium | Jacksonville
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When: 10/15/2016
Where: Mayo Clinic
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, Florida  32224
United States

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Understand Your Genome think BIG

You're invited to discover the power of your whole genome

Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine and Illumina cordially invite BioFlorida members to attend the Understand Your Genome ® (UYG) symposium in Jacksonville, Florida.

The mission of Understand Your Genome is to facilitate the adoption of clinical whole-genome sequencing as a means to advance human health.

As a participant, you will experience a highly personal and richly educational program. Just how personal? After having your genome sequenced, you will receive your individual whole genome in the MyGenome application and clinical reports with interpretation for variants across more than 1,200 medical conditions and response to 16 different drugs.

And on a much larger scale, you will be part of a revolutionary movement that is pioneering the application of genomics-based healthcare into mainstream clinical practice.

Space is limited, so please register early. Registration closes July 3, 2016.

For more information on the Understand Your Genome symposium, visit the program website, or contact us at

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October 15, 2016



Mayo Clinic
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32224


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$3,100 $2,900
$200 discount for BioFlorida Members! Use promo code BioFlorida at registration.


  • The process of consenting, consulting, clinical whole-genome sequencing, and interpretation applied to more than 1,200 conditions and response to 16 different drugs using your own genome as a learning aid.

  • How whole-genome sequencing is being used in medical settings today.

  • The vital role that genetic education plays when considering the ramifications of whole-genome sequencing and its impact on biomedical research and care delivery.

  • Ethical considerations regarding clinical whole-genome sequencing.

  • What the future has in store with respect to genomics-based healthcare.

Keynote Speaker Examples

Eric Topol

Eric Topol, M.D., Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute and Chief Academic Officer for Scripps Health, Professor of Genomics and Clinical Cardiologist

Stephen Kingsmore

Stephen Kingsmore, M.B., ChB, DSc, FRCPath, Director of the Center for Pediatric Genome Medicine, Children's Mercy in Kansas City

Alex Parker

Alexander Parker, Ph.D. Cecilia and Dan Carmichael Family Associate Director for Mayo's Center for Individualized MedicineVice Chair, Health Sciences Research, Professor of Epidemiology and Urology

Robert C. Green

Robert C. Green, M.D., MPH, Director, G2P Research Program, Associate Director for Research, Division of Genetics, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Full registration includes:


Attendance to the symposium.


Your whole-genome sequenced in a CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited laboratory.


Technical interpretation of your genome across more than 1,200 medical conditions and response to 16 different drugs using the Clinical Interpretation Gene List and Pharmacogenomics Gene List.


Access to explore your genome in the MyGenome application through the Understand Your Genome web portal. This unique portal offers educational resources on whole-genome sequencing, and a forum to engage in discussions with Understand Your Genome alumni.

Cost: $3,100$2,900 per attendee

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During the UYG, you will explore your genome using the MyGenome web application, which enables unprecedented access and insight to your genomic information by allowing you to tour the landscape of your chromosomes, and see how genetic variants in different locations translate into health impacts or biological traits.

To access the MyGenome web application, please create an account on UYG Community. Explore the demo genome and familiarize yourself with the application, stay up to date with the latest ways in which genomics is changing the future of health care, and connect with other UYG alumni. To create an account, simply click here and enter the information requested.

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