George Mason Co-Hosts Molecular Medicine Symposium with Inova Fairfax Hospital

Posted: April 6, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Lori Jennings

On Friday, April 7, George Mason and Inova Fairfax Hospital will co-host the conference, “Creating the Next Revolution in Molecular Medicine: The Application of Translational Research in Clinical Medicine.”

The symposium is designed to highlight and define the university and Inova’s collaborative efforts in translational medicine and showcase the work to the broader community.

Attendees at the event will include physicians, scientists, researchers, biotechnology experts and administrators. The conference is also open to other health care professionals as well as those within industry and research. Key topics include defining translational research and describing examples of the application of genomics/proteomics research to chronic diseases such as cancer, coronary heart disease and other afflictions.

All Inova and George Mason affiliated physicians, scientists, researchers, nurses, residents, fellows, students and other allied health care professionals are invited to attend the conference free of charge. Those interested can register by phone at 703-204-3333.

The symposium will be held at the Physicians Conference Center and Cyrus Vesuna Auditorium at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. The conference will begin at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at 1:45 p.m.

Organizers are expecting approximately 100 participants and hope to make the conference an annual event.

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