Public Symposium on Genetics

A free public event

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Event Poster

Date: February 29, 2020 – Saturday (8.45 am – 6 pm)

Venue: Faculty of Medicine Building, Room 1M102 (Frank and Eileen Gronich Lecture Theatre)

Parking (between 8 am – 7.00 pm): Free parking at area 30 (adjacent to Faculty of Medicine) and area 27 (parking garage levels two and three). View Parking Map

Scope & Objectives: This is a free and whole day public event. Please click here for a preliminary schedule.

This event aims to:

  • engage with public members, and increase their interest and awareness about genetics, genetic research conducted in the province, and medical genetics options for families affected by genetic disorders
  • have speakers, including researchers, genetic counselors, medical geneticists, privacy experts, and patients, and multiple interactive Q & A sessions
  • live-tweet the talks (@MUNMed) during the event for wider outreach

Organized by: Dr. Sevtap Savas (lead), Dr. Lesley Turner, Dr. Jane Green, and Dr. Bridget Fernandez; Discipline of Genetics

Sponsored by: Office of Public Engagement & Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University

Hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact Dr. Sevtap Savas,; 864 6507.
Light lunch and refreshments will be provided


Public Engagement

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Tel: (709) 864-8000