Scientists have developed a molecular “clock” that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. The research, published this week in PNAS, describes how the addition of chemical tags to DNA over time can potentially be used to screen for developmental differences and health problems in children.
Interested in attending but not a high school student? The Mini Med School curriculum is designed for students in grades 10-12, but a limited number of seats are reserved for the public each year. These seats are intended for retired health care professionals and teachers/educators.
Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. As space is limited, registration does not guarantee a seat.
Registration opens Monday, September 30 at 3:00 pm. To register contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you affiliated with the research community at BC Children's Hospital? A limited number of seats are also reserved for students mentored by researchers or individuals affiliated with staff onsite. Contact email@example.com for details.
Are you a student in grade 10-12 interested in attending Mini Med School? Students must be nominated by a teacher to attend this event and cannot register themselves. Students who register as a member of the public will not be given a seat for the series.
Outside the Lower Mainland? The series is held at BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver and registered attendees are expected to attend all sessions in-person. For those outside the area, the sessions are recorded and available for online viewing within 48 hours. Registration is not required to watch the sessions online.