Free Public Talk on DNA in Cape Town

Mar 01, 2017 No Comments by

Dr Gary Kantor, Healthcare Industry Consultant and Medical Specialist, will present a free public talk entitled ‘DNA:  Destiny and Sovereignty, Precision Health and Medicine’ on Wednesday, 15th March at 5pm at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) Auditorium, Observatory Road, Observatory*

Abstract: The cost of genome (DNA) sequencing has fallen faster than Moore’s law. Has knowledge of its meaning kept pace? You can now get your genome sequenced, but is your DNA, yours? Do your genes say anything useful about your health, today? Can your future health be predicted? Improved? Will cancer be cured? Is death merely a solvable genetic problem? Explore the questions and get some answers that may surprise you.

About the speaker: 
Current Activities
 Consultant, Insight Actuaries and Consultants
 Senior Clinical Consultant, Discovery Health
 Anaesthesiologist in Private Practice
 Honorary Lecturer, Dept of Anaesthesiology, University of Cape Town
 Assistant Professor, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
 Founder, SurgiPrep (
 Co-founder, Best Care…Always! Campaign (
Education & Qualifications
University of Cape Town: MBChB (1984); University of Toronto: Residency in Anesthesiology
(1994); Cleveland Clinic Foundation: Anesthesiology & Critical Care; Fellow Royal College of
Physicians and Surgeons (Canada); Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiologists;
Certification, American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilisation Review Physicians (1997); IHI
Improvement Advisor (2012)


*Directions to SAAO Auditorium : From the N2, turn off to the M57 – Liesbeek Parkway; turning in the direction of Cape Town and continue until the traffic lights with Hartleyvale (hockey and football) on your left. Turn right at traffic lights into Observatory Road, pass the River Club; the S A Astronomical Observatory is next on the left. Once through the security gates bear left following the SALT signs to the auditorium i.e. last building on the left (white with stoep & ramp).

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