ERIC TOPOL

PMWC LUMINARY AWARD
Pioneered genetics & genomics in cardiovascular medicine and led the era of wireless medicine
M.D., Executive VP & Professor, Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute

Dr. Eric Topol, voted by a Modern Healthcare national poll as the most influential physician executive in the US, will present & be honored at the Precision Medicine World Conference PMWC 2018 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.

Here’s a part of that conversation. See the full interview

We discussed major challenges for these tools to potentiate individualized medicine.

  • Data Ownership: Our number one problem today is the inability for people to have all of their data. No one has all that data, unlike places like Estonia and other countries where patients have and own all that data. To maximize the data’s impact a vital flip must occur. Instead of health systems and doctors owning the data, people need to own their data. And patients will very happily share that data with specific health providers, doctors, and others.
  • Analysis: What we have today is lots of in silico analysis and retrospective validation, but that is not good enough to change medicine. We need to see all of these things, whether it is retinal diagnosis, an EKG, or a heart arrhythmia, any type of medical scan, cancer pathology slides, or skin lesions—validated prospectively so that the medical community can accept it. None of this has been done to date.
  • Security & Privacy: The seemingly endless sea of data breaches we hear about across industries – whether it be Facebook or MyFitnessPal – cannot be tolerated in the medical world. This is another reason why people have to own their data and on a secure platform, like Blockchain or a private cloud. Massive data servers are incredibly attractive to cyber thieves and hackers and medical data sells for 5-fold more than personal financial data on the Dark Web.

Dr. Topol’s keynote at PMWC Michigan, “The Future of Individualized Medicine”, addresses these challenges.

In addition, PMWC Michigan will include a number of sessions dedicated to data such as:

  • “The Promise of Precision Medicine for All of Us”
    Francis Collins (National Institutes of Health – NIH)
  • “Transforming Big Data Into Actionable Information”
    Nancy Cox (Vanderbilt University), Eric Lefkofsky (Tempus), Michael Boehnke (UMich), Anil Sethi (Ciitizen), Goncalo Abecasis (UMich) and Isaac Kohane (Harvard)
  • “Better Health Outcomes via Knowledge Networks, AI, and Technical Innovation”
    India Hook-Barnard (UCSF), Pratik Mukherjee (UCSF), and Shelly Greenfield (UC Irvine) among other thought leaders
  • AI and Data Sciences Showcase
    Arcascope, Athelas, Ayasdi, Ciitizen, Data4Cure, DataSpeaks, Genomatix, Genomenon, IBM Watson Health, iNDx Technology, IQVIA, ISAAC Corp, Henry Ford Health System, Medical College of Wisconsin, Mendel.ia, Parabricks, University of Windsor, Wayne State University
  • Health Monitoring Showcase
    Arborsense among others
  • Wellness and Aging Showcase
    JOOL Health and VA Ann Arbor Health System, among others

This is a great opportunity for everyone in the field to engage in important discussions on data sharing, data ownership, creating prospective algorithms, and data security/privacy, all of which will impact the future of individualized medicine.

Looking forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming PMWC 2018 Michigan conference scheduled for June 6-7, Ann Arbor, MI.

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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. (hyperlink) 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: Data-driven Insights in the Clinic”.

Agenda highlights:

    • More than 35 sessions with 100+ thought-provoking, insightful talks that cover all facets of precision medicine
    • Two tracks will showcase sessions on the latest advancements in precision medicine which include, but are not limited to:
    • Changing Pharmacogenomics
    • Community Setting Challenges
    • Patient Issues and Challenges
    • Legal and Ethical Issues
    • Integrating genomic data into EMRs
    • Emerging Technologies
    • Personalized Health Care Delivery
    • Personalized Modeling of Precision Health
    • NIH’s All of Us Study
    • Big Data in Action
    • Opioid Precision Health
    • Neurosciences
    • Big Data in the Clinic
    • Wellness and Aging
    • Epigenetics and Aging
    • Precision Cancer Therapy
    • Data Sharing in Translational Medicine
    • Economic and Socio-political Issues

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. (hyperlink) 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: Data-driven Insights in the Clinic”.

Agenda highlights:

    • More than 35 sessions with 100+ thought-provoking, insightful talks that cover all facets of precision medicine
    • Two tracks will showcase sessions on the latest advancements in precision medicine which include, but are not limited to:
        • Changing Pharmacogenomics
        • Community Setting Challenges
        • Patient Issues and Challenges
        • Legal and Ethical Issues
        • Integrating genomic data into EMRs
        • Emerging Technologies
        • Personalized Health Care Delivery
        • Personalized Modeling of Precision Health
        • NIH’s All of Us Study
        • Big Data in Action
        • Opioid Precision Health
        • Neurosciences
        • Big Data in the Clinic
        • Wellness and Aging
        • Epigenetics and Aging
        • Precision Cancer Therapy
        • Data Sharing in Translational Medicine
        • Economic and Socio-political Issues

 

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

Goncalo Abecasis

Chair, Department of Biostatistics, UM

Jeffrey Leiden

Jeffrey Leiden

Chairman, President and CEO, Vertex

Matthias Kretzler

Matthias Kretzler

Professor, Nephrology & Internal Medicine, UM

Arul Chinnaiyan

Arul Chinnaiyan

Professor of Pathology, Medical Institute, UM

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

Event Highlights

When
June 6, 2018 8:00am to June 7, 2018 5:00pm
Where
Ross School of Business
701 Tappan Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Cost
$774 by May 2nd, 2018

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