Stimulating Discussion and Sold Out Evening at MITEF

Uncategorized Posted Feb 9, 2012 by chenpr

CHEN PR and Scratch Marketing and Media brought together a world-class panel matched with a very hot and timely topic to deliver a lively MIT Enterprise Forum Innovation Series event last night. The evening was sold out and the discussion among Kevin Davies, Dr. George Church, Jamie Heywood, Colin Hill and Dr. Mike Pellini was fascinating and at times very funny.

The conversation ranged from who and why are people having their genome profiles developed; what they are – or could be – doing with the information; how the medical community can and should have open access to genetic information in treating diseases such as cancer; where the field of genomics is headed; and the consideration of privacy and ethical issues.

There were more questions at the end than could be answered in the time allowed so everyone adjourned to the Stata Center R&D Pub to continue the conversation and make new connections.

The event was videotaped and should be available on the MITEF site next week.

CHEN PR and Scratch Marketing continue to be very involved in the MITEF to help drive interest and corporate involvement.