November 3, 2011

Genomic medicine, heart disease focus of live, online video chat

Patients, caregivers and the public will have a chance to ask questions about the latest in genomic medicine and heart disease during a live online video chat with Vanderbilt University Medical Center experts on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

The free event will be streamed live from 1:30-2 p.m. on VUMC’s consumer website,, as well as on the Medical Center’s Facebook page.

It is the first in a series called My Health Chat at Vanderbilt, which is designed to showcase the latest in medical science and give the public a chance to chat directly with the people behind these discoveries.

Jim Jirjis, M.D., VUMC’s chief medical informatics officer, will host the chat with Doug Sawyer, M.D., chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, and Keith Churchwell, M.D., executive director of Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Institute.

Here’s how to participate:

• Visit and look for My Health Chat at Vanderbilt under the Events link.

• Sign up at

• Submit your questions on Twitter to @VUMCHealth.