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FEB 24, 2016

Precision Medicine 2016

LabRoots' exciting new free virtual event – Precision Medicine 2016 - was a success! This event is now On Demand. Watch a remarkable line-up of industry, government and academic experts, including architects of the Precision Medicine Initiative, in recorded webcasts any time. These presentations showcase the latest advances in diagnostics, therapeutics and individualized medicine that are transforming the future of personalized healthcare.

Learn more about this exciting event by watching this video.

Imagine receiving a full diagnosis from a simple blood test, or the ability to tailor the perfect treatment to your individual genetic makeup, taking into account your specific susceptibilities to side effects. What if we could apply a patient’s genetic information to gain insights into the genetic variations of diseases and expedite drug development, to create more precise therapies? This is the goal of Precision Medicine.

Precision Medicine Initiative ® (PMI) is a Presidential initiative, calling for initial funding of $215 million to support the creation of a national research cohort of 1 million or more U.S. volunteers (the PMI Cohort Program; $130 million), new efforts in cancer drug development ($70 million), advances in FDA regulatory structures ($10 million), and development of interoperability standards and requirements that address privacy and enable secure exchange of data across systems through the ONC ($5 million). The PMI builds on stunning advances in next-generation sequencing, genome biology, cancer diagnostics, biomarkers, targeted drug development, adaptive clinical trials, and digital health.

Since the completion of the Human Genome Project, extraordinary progress has been made in understanding the reach and impacts of human genetic variation. Advances in sequencing, genomic analysis, biomarker detection, coupled with new insights into rational drug design and repurposing, have given doctors more powerful and selective tools to help treat disease by tailoring medicines to an individual's genetic profile.  Given that individuals’ health and disease are woven into a complex web of factors, the PMI Research Cohort will assemble not only genetic, but also environmental, behavioral, and clinical data so that researchers may  understand the full range of factors that inform health and disease as they search for precision approaches to health maintenance, disease prevention, and therapies.

We are proud to include C&EN as our partner in this virtual event. 

Topics include:

  • Next-Gen Sequencing in the clinic
  • Therapies for Rare diseases
  • Biobanking
  • Personalized cancer therapeutics
  • Rational Drug Design
  • Cancer diagnostics and liquid biopsies
  • Biomarkers
  • Alternative drug therapies
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Data Storage and Analytics

 “Doctors have always recognized that every patient is unique, and doctors have always tried to tailor their treatments as best they can to individuals. You can match a blood transfusion to a blood type — that was an important discovery. What if matching a cancer cure to our genetic code was just as easy, just as standard? What if figuring out the right dose of medicine was as simple as taking our temperature?”
                                                                                    --- President Obama, January 30, 2015


Continuing Education
By participating in this virtual event and watching webcast presentations, you can earn Free Continuing Education (CE) and/or Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. To earn educational credits, you must view an entire presentation. Following the presentation you must click on the educational credit link provided for that particular speaker and follow the required process. Once you have completed the process, you will receive a certificate for the educational credit.

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Speakers
  • Kathy Hudson, PhD

    Deputy Director for Science, Outreach and Policy, NIH
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Eric Schadt, PhD

    Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professor of Genomics, Chairman and Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Director, Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, Icahn S
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Euan Ashley, MRCP, DPhil

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular), of Genetics and, by courtesy, of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Tim Hubbard, PhD

    Professor of Bioinformatics, Head of Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics, Director of Bioinformatics King's Health Partners, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King's College London
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Manolis Kellis, PhD

    Professor, Computer Science and AI Lab, Director, MIT Computational Biology Group, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Iya Khalil, PhD

    Co-founder and executive vice president, GNS Healthcare
    BIOGRAPHY
  • John Leamon, PhD

    Senior Director and Global Development Lead, NGS, QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Subha Madhavan, PhD

    Director of the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) and Associate Professor of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ruth March, PhD

    VP and Head of Personalised Healthcare and Biomarkers, AstraZeneca
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Thomas Metcalfe

    Strategic Innovation Leader, Pharma Development, Roche Diagnostics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Musa Mhlanga, PhD

    Research Professor Division of Chemical Systems & Synthetic Biology Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences, University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nathaniel Pearson, PhD

    Senior Director, Scientific Engagement & Public Outreach, New York Genome Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Raed Samara, PhD

    Senior Global Product Manager, QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Brent Stockwell, PhD

    Professor, Columbia University, Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry
    BIOGRAPHY

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Agenda
  • FEB 24, 2016 3:00 PM PST
    Musa Mhlanga, PhD
    Research Professor Division of Chemical Systems & Synthetic Biology Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences, University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 2:00 PM PST
    Nathaniel Pearson, PhD
    Senior Director, Scientific Engagement & Public Outreach, New York Genome Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 1:00 PM PST
    John Leamon, PhD
    Senior Director and Global Development Lead, NGS, QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 1:00 PM PST
    Manolis Kellis, PhD
    Professor, Computer Science and AI Lab, Director, MIT Computational Biology Group, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 12:00 PM PST
    Subha Madhavan, PhD
    Director of the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) and Associate Professor of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 11:00 AM PST
    Brent Stockwell, PhD
    Professor, Columbia University, Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 10:00 AM PST
    Iya Khalil, PhD
    Co-founder and executive vice president, GNS Healthcare
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 9:00 AM PST
    Kathy Hudson, PhD
    Deputy Director for Science, Outreach and Policy, NIH
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 8:00 AM PST
    Eric Schadt, PhD
    Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professor of Genomics, Chairman and Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Director, Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, Icahn S
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 7:00 AM PST
    Thomas Metcalfe
    Strategic Innovation Leader, Pharma Development, Roche Diagnostics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 7:00 AM PST
    Euan Ashley, MRCP, DPhil
    Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular), of Genetics and, by courtesy, of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 6:00 AM PST
    Raed Samara, PhD
    Senior Global Product Manager, QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 6:00 AM PST
    Tim Hubbard, PhD
    Professor of Bioinformatics, Head of Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics, Director of Bioinformatics King's Health Partners, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King's College London
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 5:00 AM PST
    Ruth March, PhD
    VP and Head of Personalised Healthcare and Biomarkers, AstraZeneca
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Rational Drug Design
  • FEB 24, 2016 5:00 AM PST
    Ruth March, PhD
    VP and Head of Personalised Healthcare and Biomarkers, AstraZeneca
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Genomic Medicine
  • FEB 24, 2016 6:00 AM PST
    Tim Hubbard, PhD
    Professor of Bioinformatics, Head of Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics, Director of Bioinformatics King's Health Partners, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King's College London
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 7:00 AM PST
    Euan Ashley, MRCP, DPhil
    Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular), of Genetics and, by courtesy, of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 8:00 AM PST
    Eric Schadt, PhD
    Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professor of Genomics, Chairman and Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Director, Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, Icahn S
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 1:00 PM PST
    Manolis Kellis, PhD
    Professor, Computer Science and AI Lab, Director, MIT Computational Biology Group, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 2:00 PM PST
    Nathaniel Pearson, PhD
    Senior Director, Scientific Engagement & Public Outreach, New York Genome Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Personalized Cancer Therapeutics, Diagnostics and Liquid Biopsies
  • FEB 24, 2016 6:00 AM PST
    Raed Samara, PhD
    Senior Global Product Manager, QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 7:00 AM PST
    Thomas Metcalfe
    Strategic Innovation Leader, Pharma Development, Roche Diagnostics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 10:00 AM PST
    Iya Khalil, PhD
    Co-founder and executive vice president, GNS Healthcare
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 11:00 AM PST
    Brent Stockwell, PhD
    Professor, Columbia University, Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 12:00 PM PST
    Subha Madhavan, PhD
    Director of the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) and Associate Professor of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 1:00 PM PST
    John Leamon, PhD
    Senior Director and Global Development Lead, NGS, QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Biobanking and Community Health
  • FEB 24, 2016 9:00 AM PST
    Kathy Hudson, PhD
    Deputy Director for Science, Outreach and Policy, NIH
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2016 3:00 PM PST
    Musa Mhlanga, PhD
    Research Professor Division of Chemical Systems & Synthetic Biology Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences, University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences
    BIOGRAPHY
Speakers

  • Kathy Hudson, PhD
    Kathy Hudson, PhD
    Deputy Director for Science, Outreach and Policy, NIH
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Eric Schadt, PhD
    Eric Schadt, PhD
    Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professor of Genomics, Chairman and Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Director, Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, Icahn S
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Euan Ashley, MRCP, DPhil
    Euan Ashley, MRCP, DPhil
    Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular), of Genetics and, by courtesy, of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Tim Hubbard, PhD
    Tim Hubbard, PhD
    Professor of Bioinformatics, Head of Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics, Director of Bioinformatics King's Health Partners, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King's College London
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Manolis Kellis, PhD
    Manolis Kellis, PhD
    Professor, Computer Science and AI Lab, Director, MIT Computational Biology Group, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Iya Khalil, PhD
    Iya Khalil, PhD
    Co-founder and executive vice president, GNS Healthcare
    BIOGRAPHY
  • John Leamon, PhD
    John Leamon, PhD
    Senior Director and Global Development Lead, NGS, QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Subha Madhavan, PhD
    Subha Madhavan, PhD
    Director of the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) and Associate Professor of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ruth March, PhD
    Ruth March, PhD
    VP and Head of Personalised Healthcare and Biomarkers, AstraZeneca
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Thomas Metcalfe
    Thomas Metcalfe
    Strategic Innovation Leader, Pharma Development, Roche Diagnostics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Musa Mhlanga, PhD
    Musa Mhlanga, PhD
    Research Professor Division of Chemical Systems & Synthetic Biology Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences, University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nathaniel Pearson, PhD
    Nathaniel Pearson, PhD
    Senior Director, Scientific Engagement & Public Outreach, New York Genome Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Raed Samara, PhD
    Raed Samara, PhD
    Senior Global Product Manager, QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Brent Stockwell, PhD
    Brent Stockwell, PhD
    Professor, Columbia University, Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry
    BIOGRAPHY
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    Kevin Davies, Ph.D. is an author, editor and publisher with 25 years' experience in the world of scientific publishing. He is currently publisher of C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News), the weekly news and science magazine of the American Chemical Society, the largest scientific ...

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