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Workshop: Personalized Medicine and Hispanic Health: Contributions to Improving Health Outcomes and Reducing Health Disparities
Wednesday, July 06, 2016, 08:00am - 05:00pm

The goal of this workshop is to bring together experts to discuss the needed evidence on efficacy, effectiveness and patient safety of pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies for heart, lung, and blood disorders and their risk factors among Hispanics/Latinos, accounting for their racial/ethnic, genetic, socioeconomic and cultural diversity. The workshop will include sessions on potential settings and approaches –including health systems, registries and claims-based databases- to study medical treatment patterns and their associated health outcomes; challenges in the collection of Hispanic health data of these settings and potential solutions; the evaluation of factors that are uncommonly assessed (i.e., sociocultural determinants, environmental, genetics/genomics, epigenetic) in a clinical encounter; and research opportunities to narrow gaps in knowledge, translate this knowledge into effective interventions, and reduce health disparities among Hispanics in the U.S. The workshop will bring experts across the spectrum of the topics to be discussed, including health systems, registries, clinical research, sociocultural determinants of health, genetics/genomics and epigenetics.

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