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.
“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
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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