PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley Conference
A deep dive into every aspect of precision medicine

Conference Co-Hosts

University Of Michigan

Leading institutions will share their experiences on how to implement new clinical practices – to make precision medicine the standard for all constituents.

At PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley you'll learn about:

  • AI/machine learning
  • Big data solutions
  • Cancer care advancements
  • Clinical enablement
  • CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing tool
  • Emerging technology & innovations
  • Genomic data analysis
  • Government initiatives (including the All of Us Research Program)
  • Immunotherapy
  • Liquid biopsy applications
  • Microbiome
  • Mobile health
  • Next-generation sequencing

January 22-24 may just end up being your most productive three days of 2018!

More than 350 speakers, 5 tracks, 65 sessions, & 1,500 attendees

PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley is for professionals exploring the forefront of Precision Medicine:

Genomic Data Analysis / Next-Gen Sequencing

We have 16 sessions planned that address the aspects of genomic data analysis, including:

  • Clinical applications including ctDNA analysis
  • Extracting knowledge to drive discovery
  • Developing rare disease diagnostics and therapeutics
  • Employing automated literature analysis
  • AI/machine learning
  • Delivering reports that translate into clinical actions
Presenters include:
Eric Schadt (Sema4), Christa Lese Martin (Geisinger), Aris Baras (Regeneron Genetics Center), Kenneth Pienta (Johns Hopkins Univeristy School of Medicine), and Lincoln Nadauld (Intermountain Healthcare)

Two Showcases, featuring more than 35 companies:
Genomic Profiling – commercial advancements and innovations of new methods and instruments for DNA/RNA sequencing
Clinical Dx – commercial advancements in expedited, cost-effective, and accurate clinical diagnosis

Immunotherapy / Cancer Care

We have 15 sessions planned that discuss cell-based immunotherapies, including:

  • New immunotherapy strategies
  • Targeting the tumor microenvironment
  • Challenges in patient companion diagnostics
  • Marrying a drug with a diagnostic
  • Bringing the next generation
  • Bringing IO biomarkers to the clinic
  • Cancer vaccines to boost the immune system
  • Total cost of IO care
  • Immunotherapy IP protection
  • New strategies for molecular diagnostic oncology testing
  • How the molecular tumor board is operating
  • New strategies for improving patient survivorship
  • Role of radiation therapy in cancer care
  • AI's impact on cancer care

Presenters include:
Ira Mellman (Genentech), Stephen Kingsmore (Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine), Jeffrey Bluestone (Parker Institute), Lawrence Fong (UCSF), Jennifer Wargo (MD Anderson), Alexander Baras (John Hopkins Hospital), Marty Tenebaum (Cancer Commons), Lincoln Nadauld (Intermountain Healthcare), and Quynh-Thu Le (Stanford Health Care)

IO Showcase, featuring more than 35 companies: the latest technologies in cell-based immunotherapies, cancer vaccines, patient selection processes, and more

Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning

We have 9 sessions planned that address how AI will cure cancer, including:

  • Requirements for a scalable AI/machine learning systems framework
  • AI expedition of patient diagnosis
  • Impact of AI in pre-clinical and clinical drug discovery and development process
  • Challenges and rewards of bringing AI to the clinic for health and disease management

Presenters include:
Atul Butte (UCSF), Chris Cournoyer (N-of-One), Diane Wuest (GNS Healthcare), Alex Zhavoronkov (Insilico Medicine), Jessica Mega (Verily), Jurgi Camplong (Sophia Genetics), Adams Dudley (UCSF), Peter Donnelly (Welcome Trust), Mark Kiel (Genomenon), Thomas Wilckens (InnVentis), and Eric Lefkofsky (Tempus)

AI and Data Science Showcase, featuring more than 50 companies: the latest innovations in pre-clinical and clinical drug discovery, patient diagnosis and treatment, and scalable systems frameworks

Additional PMWC highlights
Luminary and Pioneer Award Ceremony on Sunday, January 21, honoring:
  • Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn (Salk Institute)
  • Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier (Max Planck Institute)
  • Sir John Bell (Oxford University
  • Dr. Ron Levy (Stanford University)
  • Dr. Alan Ashworth (UCSF)
Exhibition with over 35 emerging and established companies and organizations showcasing their products and services.
Find the complete list of exhibiting companies on our website.

These are exiting times in Genomic Health and Precision Medicine – revolutionizing our approach to research, health, and healthcare.

We are honored to be witnesses to these breathtaking developments.

Don’t miss out. Join this timely conference now!
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Data Privacy, the Security, And Ownership

The recent Facebook data breach, genetic data sleuthing by the FBI that led to the Golden State Killer, and the soon-to-be-implemented European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), has put data privacy and security front and center.

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Q&A with Jason Crites from IBM & Piers Nash from Health2047 Speaking at PMWC 2018 Michigan in June

Q: What need is IBM and Health2047 addressing in the healthcare/life sciences sector?

Jason (IBM): The industry is undergoing a significant transformation as reimbursement shifts from fee-for-service to value-based outcomes in the face of regulatory uncertainty.

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Dr. Francis Collins of NIH at June PMWC Michigan- Launch of Nationwide Participation Enrollment!

This past Sunday—May 6, 2018—the program reached a major milestone with the start of the nationwide participation enrollment! The All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative that was famously announced by President Barack Obama at the 2015 State of the Union address, aims to enroll a total of 1 million Americans.

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Meet Dr. Gil Omenn, Director of the University of Michigan Center for Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics on June 6th at PMWC 2018 Michigan

Q: What are the objectives of the Human Proteome Project and what are some of the recent breakthrough discoveries?

The HUPO Human Proteome Project has two overarching goals: (1) to complete the protein parts list, with at least one protein product from each of the ~20,000 protein-coding genes along with sequence variants, splice variants, and post-translational modifications, with characterization of their functions;…

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Meet Amir Dan Rubin, CEO of One Medical on June 6th at PMWC 2018 Michigan

Q: What are some of the biggest contributors to these challenges and how can we overcome them?

A: One of the underlying challenges driving the rising the cost of health care is that most of the health system’s stakeholders have few incentives, if not outright disincentives, to manage expenditures.

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Interview with Steve Nelson, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Presenting at PMWC 2018 Michigan in June

Q: What’s the biggest misconception about UnitedHealthcare?

That we don’t care, that we’re just a health insurance company that pays or denies medical claims. In reality, helping people is at the core of what we do every day.

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Emerging Technologies are Disrupting Healthcare | PMWC Michigan June 6-7

We had the chance to sit down with Dr. Topol to hear his thoughts on big data, digital health, sensors, and artificial intelligence, some of the newest precision medicine technologies.

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Interview with Dan Rhodes from Strata Oncology

Q: What need is Strata Oncology addressing?

Despite substantial advances in precision oncology, the majority of advanced cancer patients still do not benefit from comprehensive tumor molecular profiling or precision therapy trials.

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Interview with Lisa McLaughlin from Workit Health

Q: What need is Workit Health addressing?

Drug overdoses killed more Americans last year than were lost during the entire Vietnam War (69,000).

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Interview with Olivier Elemento from Weill Cornell Medicine

Q: What research are you or your lab focusing on and why, and what problem(s) are you trying to solve?

I direct the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine, an Institute that focuses on using genomics and informatics to make medicine more individualized.

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Interview with Dr. Dunnenberger from NorthShore University HealthSystem

Q: What patient population is NorthShore University HealthSystem serving and which services are you specializing in?

NorthShore is a four hospital community health system with over 100 outpatient medical offices.

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How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Potentiate Individualized Medicine

We had the chance to sit down with Dr. Topol to hear his thoughts on big data, digital health, sensors, and artificial intelligence, some of the newest precision medicine technologies.

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Interview with Jennifer Kloke from Ayasdi

Q: What need is Ayasdi addressing?

Ayasdi is pioneering the application of AI to value-based care by targeting two of the most complex problems in healthcare: population risk stratification and clinical variation management.

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Q&A with Eric Topol, Executive Vice President, Scripps Research Institute

Dr. Eric Topol, voted by Modern Healthcare as the most influential physician executive in the United States, shared his thoughts on why people should own and control their own data.

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CMS to Approve Coverage of NGS-based Cancer Testing | Big Pharma’s Response & The effect on PM

Why this is a Big Deal? As we know, private insurers follow suit once Medicare makes a decision such as this. This portends well for genetic testing to become routine standard of care for patients with advanced cancers.

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University of Michigan

The 14th Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) will take place at the University of Michigan on June 6-7, 2018. This conference coincides with University of Michigan’s launch of a new Precision Health research initiative that integrates U of M’s strengths in Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacy, and Public Health. This initiative combines biomedical expertise, big data, and the social sciences enabling a comprehensive approach to providing patients with tailored health solutions.

To support the University of Michigan’s goal to bring together leading researchers from across the university and the country to springboard this new and exciting research initiative, PMWC and U-M have agreed that the campus is an optimal location for the next conference. This forum will showcase practical content that helps close the knowledge gap among different sectors, thereby catalyzing cross-functional fertilization and collaboration to benefit both University of Michigan and PMWC attendees.

The program will feature innovative technologies, and analyze the success of already thriving initiatives and clinical case studies that enable the translation of precision medicine into direct improvements in health care. Conference attendees will have an opportunity to learn first-hand about the latest developments and advances in precision medicine and cutting-edge strategies and solutions that are fundamentally changing how patients are treated. This is reflected in the Program Theme: “Big Data in Action: Insights in the Clinic”.

Agenda highlights:

  • Two Track Program will showcase sessions on the latest advancements in precision medicine which include, but are not limited to: Transforming Big Data Into Actionable Information, Personalized Modeling of P4 Health, Emerging Technologies in Precision Medicine, The Economic and Socio-political Aspects of Precision Medicine, Precision Cancer Therapy, Session Scalable Infrastructure/Platforms to Power NGS for the Clinic, Genomic Data and Precision Health, Challenges and Barriers at the Community Setting, Opioid Precision Health, Pharmacogenomics Today and Tomorrow.
  • A lineup of 100+ highly regarded speakers featuring pioneering researchers and authorities across the healthcare and biotechnology sectors – browse select PMWC 2018 SV recorded talks
  • Luminary and Pioneer Awards, honoring individuals who contributed, and continue to contribute, to the field of Precision Medicine
  • 500+ multidisciplinary attendees, from across the entire spectrum of healthcare, representing different types of companies, technologies, and medical centers with leadership roles in precision medicine
  • Track 2-PMWC 2018 Michigan Showcase, enable 15-minute company presentations on latest novel technologies.  See past PMWC Showcase presenters. Nominate here or apply to present here.

Confirmed thought leaders include:

Lee Hood

Lee Hood

Chief Science Officer, Providence Health

Eric Topol

Eric Topol

Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health

Francis Collins

Francis Collins

Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Vicki L. Ellingrod

Vicki L. Ellingrod

Ass. Dir., Michigan Inst. for Clinical & Health Research

Goncalo Abecasis

Nancy Cox

Director, Vanderbilt Genetics Institute

Goncalo Abecasis

Pita Navarro

Head of Clinical Operations and Research, Athelas

Goncalo Abecasis

Goncalo Abecasis

Chair, Department of Biostatistics, UM

Jeffrey Leiden

Jeffrey Leiden

Chairman, President and CEO, Vertex

David Ginsburg

David Ginsburg

Prof., Human Genetics; Investigator, UM

Steve Nelson

Steve Nelson

Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealthcare

Gil Omenn

Gil Omenn

Dir., Comput. Med. & Bioinformatics Center, UM

Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky

Founder and CEO, Tempus

Steven Leeder

Steven Leeder

Dir., Clin. Pharmacology Children’s Mercy Hospital,(CMH)

Ariella Shikanov

Ariella Shikanov

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UM

Lawrence Corey

Lawrence Corey

Presi. & Dir. Emeritus, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Cent.

Amir Dan Rubin

Amir Dan Rubin

President and CEO, One Medical

Isaac (Zac) Kohane

Isaac (Zac) Kohane

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard University

Sachin Kheterpal

Sachin Kheterpal

Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, UM

Matthias Kretzler

Matthias Kretzler

Professor, Nephrology & Internal Medicine, UM

Arul Chinnaiyan

Arul Chinnaiyan

Professor of Pathology, Medical Institute, UM

Registration: PMWC Conferences

Michigan June 6-7, 2018

First PMWC In Midwest
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