2021 Safadi Lecture: One Brain, Many Genomes: Somatic Mutation and Genomic Diversity in the Human Brain, From Development to Degeneration

Chicago, IL US
September 15, 2021
Wednesday, Sept 15th, 11:30am-1:00pm CDT
The presentation aims to discuss the diversity in somatic mutation and genomic diversity in the human brain, from development to degeneration, through a neurovascular lens.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, geriatricians, clinical and basic neuroscience researchers, trainees, students, nurses, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the care of the elderly as well as the general public.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify current concepts about somatic mutations and genomic diversity;
  • Discuss how to translate biologic concepts into novel testing;
  • Describe how these concepts can be applied to clinical practice.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Medical Knowledge
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Daniel Nava
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Participation
Event starts: 
09/15/2021 - 11:30am
Event ends: 
09/15/2021 - 1:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Knapp Center of Biomedical Discovery
900 E 57th St
Auditorium KCBD 103
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Learners can attend this event in-person or virtually. For questions about the event, contact Daniel Nava via e-mail.

Learn more about the University of Chicago Department of Neurological Surgery by visiting their website.

ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact Amy Johnson via email at dnava@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu.

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

Christopher A. Walsh, MD, PhD  Christopher A. Walsh, MD, PhD
  Chief, Division of Genetics
  Bullard Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
  Harvard University


Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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