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PMWC 2019 Silicon Valley Has Grown to World's Largest Precision Medicine Conference – Jan 20-23 in Santa Clara Convention Center

PMWC (Precision Medicine World Conference), the preeminent precision medicine global gathering that attracts recognized leaders, top international researchers and medical professionals, and innovators across the healthcare and biotechnology sectors, announced, on January 3, 2019, that PMWC 2019 Silicon Valley has grown to be the largest precision medicine conference, which, for the first time, will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California January 20-23. Thousands of healthcare leaders, representing a variety of companies, technologies, research teams, and medical centers, with leadership roles in precision medicine are expected to attend. Over 400 speakers will be featured in more than 60 sessions. The conference will touch upon relevant topics such as how big data sciences and artificial intelligence (AI) applications advance precision medicine; how new emerging technologies drive genomics and medical practices; how patient data has become so valuable and how it impacts regulatory policy; how continuous advancements in immunotherapy are changing the way cancer is treated; and how thriving genome initiatives such as Genomic England are improving health care. The conference will recognize individuals who play a significant role in transforming today’s health care by advancing precision medicine into the clinic. This year's distinguished group of awardees includes Dr. Feng Zhang, Professor of Neuroscience at the Broad Institute (Harvard/MIT), who made vital contributions to the development of optogenetics and CRISPR technologies, and Dr. Carl June, Professor of Immunotherapy at the University of Pennsylvania, who was a crucial contributor to the development of the revolutionary CAR-T immunotherapy for cancer. Additional honorees include Sharon Terry, CEO of the Genetic Alliance, who initated the movement to build systems for individuals to access and share health data, and George D. Yancopoulos, President and CSO of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., who, together with key members of his team, is a principal inventor and/or developer of the six FDA-approved drugs Regeneron has developed, and who has developed foundational technologies designed to invent groundbreaking therapies.

“PMWC has established itself as a recognized forum that brings leaders from across precision medicine together in an independent setting to consider the various aspects of patient-centered health care. The wide array of stakeholders helps close knowledge gaps and catalyze cross-functional collaboration to further facilitate adoption of precision medicine in the clinic,” said Dr. William Dalton (Founder M2Gen & Former CEO Moffitt Cancer Center), who is chairing the conference program, together with Dr. Nancy Davidson (Director, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center), and Dr. India Hook-Barnard (Director Research Strategy, Associate Director Precision Medicine, UCSF).

“Continuing PMWC’s expertise and tradition of showcasing practical content and bringing together recognized and established leaders across the field, we have an amazing lineup of individuals that includes Illumina’s CEO Francis de Souza; UCSF’s Computational Health Science’s Director Dr. Atul Butte; the All of Us NIH's Program Director Eric Dishman; and CMS’ Administrator Seema Verma,” explained Tal Behar, Co-Founder and President of PMWC International.

REGISTRATION

Registration ends January 19, 2019, but an attractive early registration discount is currently available for those who register through January 10. See the link here, and also below, for complete registration details (https://www.pmwcintl.com/registration/?page_scroll=2019sv).

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

See the complete conference program at this link (https://www.pmwcintl.com/2019sv/program/).

BIOQUICK NEWS A MEDIA PARTNER OF PMWC 2019

BioQuick News is a proud Media Partner (https://www.pmwcintl.com/2018sv/media-partners/) of this exceptional conference, together with Genome Web and other major publications, and BioQuick will be providing multiple in-depth reports on key sessions of the conference, both in BioQuick News and on BioQuick Publisher Mike O’Neill’s site on Linked-In (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-o-neill-56a13b2/).

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