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SFSU 2017 Personalized Medicine 10.0: Has it Changed Your Life? Conference

Posted on May 26, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Spotlight on Science Meetings, Conferences and Events brings you information on the following event: SFSU 2017 Personalized Medicine 10.0: Has it Changed Your Life? Conference

The title for the upcoming meeting, Has It Changed Your Life?, will review past conference topics, assess predictions of the past, and look to the future of personalized medicine in the coming decades.

Aside from the stunning science itself, a wide variety of topics have been addressed, including clinical advances and applications, study design, business opportunities, regulatory issues and the ethical and cultural impacts of personalized medicine. This year the conference will revisit themes in bioinformatics, data management, oncology, epigenetics, genomics of rare diseases, nth generation sequencing technologies, the microbiome, unprecedented developments in gene therapy and genome editing, and project where the business and science of personalized medicine will be in the future.

At Personalized Medicine 10.0, an example of milestone precision medicine development will be portrayed by opening keynote speaker Amylynne Santiago Volker, founder of the Nicholas Volker One In A Billion Foundation, and mother of the first person whose life was literally saved by genetic sequencing. Once a luxury in the very best funded research and corporate laboratories, DNA sequencing will soon become a routine diagnostic tool. But it isn’t yet, and, as Ms. Volker notes, we need to make tremendous strides in getting health providers to use these tools appropriately and interpret the results accurately, and insurance companies to pay for the procedure and subsequent care.

 June 25, 2017 - June 30, 2017

Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA

Tags: June, Bioinformatics, USA, California, Life Sciences, Science Meetings, 2017, Current Science Meetings and Events, June 2017, genomics of rare diseases, Information Processing in Medical Imaging 2017, gene therapy and genome editing, South San Francisco

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