The Utah Medical Association and Heritage Genealogical College are planning a genetics and professional genealogy seminar: Grandpa's Genes, the Ancestral File, and Current Genetic Research.
Over the past 20 years, Salt Lake City has gained international prominence for genetic research and studies at the University of Utah and the Huntsman Cancer Center. This is also the worldwide center for genealogy research, through the facilities and collections of the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Important topics that will be discussed include: 1) DNA testing and future insurance issues; 2) DNA methods of identifying your family relationships; 3) New roles for professional genealogists in genetics and medical research fields; 4) Medical reasons for additional verification of your family research; 5) Understanding genetic health issues and answers; and 6) Developments in medical genetic studies.
To make it easier for APG members and other genealogists to have the opportunity to attend a seminar that will directly affect future courses of genealogy, HGC is holding this seminar the day before the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the Federation of Professional Genealogical Societies Conferences which will be held Sept. 7-10, right across the street at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City.
You can read more about this seminar at http://2theadvocate.com/stories/072405/fea_ancestors001.shtml