A New Presidential Administration Means Change

Attend PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley 3 days after the inauguration to hear from those in the know!

How major will the changes be? Will we see a change in regulations, research funding, and drug or device approval? Will the oversight of different government initiatives – Cancer Moonshot Initiative, All of Us Research Program, BRAIN Initiative, and Human Microbiome Project – change and with that the goals and directions of those initiatives? What regulations will the health insurance industry see? Many questions, but no answers yet!

What can we anticipate? (As per the President Elect website) The Food and Drug Administration will see a reform, to put greater focus on the need of patients for new and innovative medical products; Medicare may change, but it is uncertain to what extent; and we can expect less rigid oversight on prescription drug pricing.

Where can you learn more? At PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley!
We have nine government representatives providing an update on the different initiatives and they will be available for one-on-one discussions during our networking session. Get a timely and detailed update on these relevant government programs and initiatives.

Robert M. Califf


Greg Simon

Cancer Moonshot Task Force

Eric Dishman

All of Us Research Program, NIH

Joshua Gordon


Atul Butte


Jerry S.H. Lee

Cancer Moonshot Task Force

Lita M. Proctor

Human Microbiome Project

Udayan Guha


Andrew Kurtz


Joining us for PMWC 2017 are a number of government representatives:

  • An update on Cancer Moonshot, The BRAIN Initiative, All for Us Research Program (previously known as the Precision Medicine Initiative), and the Human Microbiome Project (HMP).
  • An NIH-chaired panel discussion on new technologies and biomarker strategies for better clinical predictive value.
  • A fireside chat with the FDA commissioner Robert Califf and Keith Yamamoto on FDA’s Role and Responsibility in expediting best treatments for patients, which couldn’t be more timely considering the President-Elect’s recent suggestion to reform the FDA.
  • An All of Us Research Program-chaired update on the progress of Integrating Precision Medicine: Technical Challenges and Solutions.
  • Last but not least, we will have Atul Butte, the director of the UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences, professor of pediatrics and principal investigator of CIAPM, joining the conference.

To see who else from the NIH is presenting and to find the entire program and an overview of the 45+ PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley sessions scheduled, see here.

Some recent highlights of major government initiatives

The Cancer Moonshot
The Cancer Moonshot Task Force just issued a report describing activities including how to achieve the Cancer Moonshot’s goals while in parallel announcing a big push for cancer blood tests.

The NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program expands to California and announced a name change to “All of US” Research Program to better reflect its set of core values.

Governor Brown and UCSF just announced the selection of six new projects for CIAPM.

Come join us at PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley to get a timely and detailed update on these relevant programs. Learn how they will have an impact on research, commercial tool development, new innovations, and many more aspects of the future of health care, and whether a change (if any) in the presidency and congress will have a short or long term impact on these initiatives.