Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital hosted the
32nd annual Women’s Health Symposium luncheon entitled,
“What’s Hiding in Your Genes? Precision Medicine and You,”
on Thursday, October 16 at CITI Auditorium. The symposium
was moderated by Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, the Stephen and
Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College and
nearly 300 people attended.
All proceeds from the event, chaired by Joan Weill and Dr.
Orli Etingin, benefited the Iris Cantor Women’s Health
of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and a
physician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell presented “The
Human Genome: What Your Genes Tell About You, Your Family,
Your Past and Your Future.” The
presentation included an overview of the human genome and
all of the genes that makes us up as humans, how variations
in these genes provide clues to our ancestry, our
susceptibility to certain diseases and how we may react to
specific medical treatments. Dr. Crystal also explained the
importance of our genomes in everyday life.