2019 North Coast Conference on Precision Medicine Travel Award Opportunities

The fifth annual Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology (CICB) North Coast Conference on Precision Medicine will be held September 9, 2019 at the Cleveland Botanical Garden in Cleveland, OH.  This year’s theme is “More Sequencing and Genotyping in Diverse Populations:  Who Wants What Back (and When)?”

This all-day conference will feature invited speakers covering a range of topics related to this year’s theme of returning research or clinical genomic results including resources required for research participants to access whole genome data (Dr. Farren Briggs, Case Western Reserve University), clinical exome sequencing results in adults at risk for hereditary cancer syndromes (Dr. Katrina Goddard, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research), breast cancer screening in Trinidad and Tobago (Dr. Gerneiva Parkinson, Yale School of Medicine), return of genetic ancestry results to participants in the Afro-Mexico Genomics project (Dr. María Ávila-Arcos, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), and the Kidney Precision Medicine Project (Dr. John Sedor, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic).

Cleveland Botanical Garden (Photo credit: Wyatt Bensken)

For more information, please visit the Symposium page on the CICB website.

We are offering travel awards to trainees and early career investigators who are US citizens or permanent residents. 

Travel awards will cover travel [ground and airfare (economy or main cabin)], hotel (up to two nights’ stay), meals (at the per diem rate for two days of travel and one symposium day), and other miscellaneous travel expenses.  To apply, please fill out the on-line travel award application below.

Applications will be evaluated by the CICB Executive Committee and awarded on a rolling basis.   For questions concerning eligibility or the travel award application, please email Dana Crawford, PhD, Organizing Committee Chair at dana.crawford[AT]case.edu.