PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley
Luminary & Pioneer Awards

The PMWC Luminary Award recognizes recent contributions of preeminent figures who have accelerated personalized medicine into the clinical marketplace. The PMWC Pioneer Award is given to rare individuals who presaged the advent of personalized medicine when less evolved technology and encouragement from peers existed, but still made major advances in the field.

This year, PMWC will be honoring Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier with the Luminary Award for spearheading the development of the groundbreaking Crispr-Cas9 genome editing technology. For the Pioneer Award, PMWC will be recognizing Dr. Ronald Levy for developing the first FDA-approved antibody for the treatment of cancer (Rituximab), Sir John Bell for leading genetic and genomic research initiatives that enable precision medicine in the UK and globally, and Dr. Alan Ashworth for co-discovering the BRCA2 gene mutation and made discoveries leading to PARP inhibition in breast and other cancers.

Date & Agenda

When: January 21, 2018 at 6:30-8:30pm

Suggested dress: Cocktail attire

RSVP AND SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SEND INQUIRIES BY 1/4/18 TO [email protected] TO SEE IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE.

Venue

UCSF Mission Bay – Genentech Hall
1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, Ca 94158

Genentech Hall

600 16th St, SF, CA
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Community Garage

1625 Owens St, SF, CA
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Third St. Garage

1630 3rd St, SF, CA
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Parking & Directions

PARKING
Paid parking is available onsite at Mission Bay Conference Center Parking Garage. There are two parking lots located on opposites sides of the building. See Parking Garage info here.

UCSF SHUTTLES
There are multiple UCSF shuttles that provide access to the Mission Bay Conference Center (Green, Red, Gold, Blue, Gray, Lilac). The most frequently used are the Green Shuttle from Caltrain at 4th & King and the Red Shuttle from 16th Street BART. View the shuttle map and schedules here.

BART
Take BART to the 16th Street stop. Exit the station to the left of the turnstiles. Walk to the right towards the sidewalk of 16th street. The UCSF Shuttle stops in front of the Burger King Restaurant. Take the Red Shuttle to Mission Bay Community Center (William J. Rutter Center). (The shuttle itself is not colored red, the signage on the shuttle says “Red”). Shuttle arrives every 15 minutes, starting at 6:15AM with the last one at 8:05PM

MUNI
T-Line – Third Street light rail stops at the Mission Bay UCSF Campus (The UCSF/Mission Bay Stop is between the 4th Street & King and 3rd Street & 20th Stops shown in the T-Line Schedule). For train schedules, visit www.sfmuni.com.

AIRPORT
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) – 25 minutes
Oakland International Airport (OAK) – 45 minutes

DRIVING DIRECTIONS
FROM THE NORTH BAY/GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, drive east on 101 (Doyle Drive) towards downtown.
Exit at Marina Boulevard and follow Marina Boulevard past Fort Mason.
Turn left onto Bay Street.
Turn right onto the Embarcadero.
After passing under the Bay Bridge, the Embarcadero will become King Street.
Turn left onto 3rd Street just past AT&T Baseball Park.
Cross 3rd street (Lefty O’Doul Bridge) and continue south on 3rd Street.
Turn right on 16th Street.
Turn right onto Owens Street.
Turn right into the parking garage.

FROM THE SOUTH BAY/SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT: 101 NORTH

Exit onto Vermont Street.
Turn right onto 16th Street and continue for 0.6 miles.
Cross the railroad tracks that are under the I-280 overpass.
Turn left onto Owens Street.
Turn right into the parking garage.
FROM THE SOUTH BAY/SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT: 280 NORTH
Exit at Mariposa Street and turn left.
Turn right on Mississippi Street and go two blocks.
Turn right on 16th Street.
Turn left onto Owens Street.
Turn right into the parking garage.

FROM THE EAST BAY/BAY BRIDGE

After crossing the Bay Bridge, exit at Fifth Street and turn left onto Harrison.
Go one block, then turn left on 6th Street.
Turn right on Brannan.
Turn left on 7th and go straight until 16th Street.
Turn left on 16th Street.
Turn left onto Owens Street.
Turn right into the parking garage.

Past Luminary Award Recipients

Jennifer Doudna

2017

Pioneered the Groundbreaking Crispr-Cas9 Genome Editing Technology

Edward F. Chang

2017

Pioneer in Human Brain Circuit Mapping to Advance Precision Neuropathology

Roger Perlmutter

2016

Expedited Development of Groundbreaking Therapies

Laura Esserman

2016

Breast Cancer Treatment Paradigm Shifter

Ron Davis

2015

Developed R-loop Technique of Electron Microscopy

Jay Flatley

2014

Established Illumina as the leader in sequence technology

Janet Woodcock

2013

FDA Director, fast-tracked targeted drugs through FDA approval

Brian Druker

2012

Co-inventor, blockbuster drug, Gleevec

George Church

2011

Contributions to the sequencing of genomes and interpreting such data; In Neuroscience he established a “functional connectome”

Lee Hood

2010

Inventions included the automated DNA sequencer and a tool for synthesizing DNA

Past Pioneer Award Recipients

James Allison

2017

Pioneered Cancer Immunotherapy Through Discovery of the Immune Checkpoint Blockade

Steve Quake

2017

Steve Quake has pioneered innovative approaches to biological measurement

Irv Weissman

2016

Pioneer in Regenerative Medicine & Cancer Stem Cells

Ralph Snyderman

2016

Widely recognized as “Father of Personalized Medicine”

Craig Venter

2015

1st Draft Human Gen., 1st Complete Diploid Human Gen., and 1st Synth. Bact. Cell

Dennis Lo

2015

Discovered That An Unborn Fetus Releases Fetal DNA Into Maternal Plasma

Jonathan K.C. Knowles

2015 – UK

Personalized Medicine Leader in both Academia and the Pharmaceutical Industry

Yuet Wain Kan

2014

The first to establish that a single DNA mutation could lead to a human disease, and the first to diagnose a human disease by using DNA

Michael Hayden

2014 – Israel

Developer, First Predictive Test for Huntington’s Disease

Kim Popovits

2013 – Israel

Launched both earliest genetically-targeted therapy and molecular diagnostic assay