SAN FRANCISCO & MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PMWC International, a conference leader in the field of personalized medicine, today shared its vision for its upcoming annual conference, the Personalized Medicine World Conference, PMWC 2016, to be held January 24-27, 2016, in Silicon Valley. The conference is a forum that will bring together nearly 1,200 key opinion leaders and stakeholders, including researchers, clinicians, providers, and government and biotech representatives.
“The omnipresence of next-generation sequencing (NGS), combined with the fast pace of technological innovation, is driving the acceptance and application of personalized medicine,” said Tal Behar, executive director and co-founder of PMWC International. “Exploring these developments in a collegial setting fosters scientific exchange, networking and partnering, moving personalized medicine further forward.”
The University of California, San Francisco Medical Center (UCSF) joins PMWC as a first-time co-host. “UCSF is delighted to co-host the upcoming PMWC 2016 Silicon Valley event,” said Barbara J. French, UCSF vice chancellor of strategic communications and university relations. “Precision medicine is of critical importance to UCSF and the worldwide medical community because of its potential to transform healthcare, which aligns well with the core mission of UCSF—predictive, preventive and precise.”
Original co-host Stanford Health Care CEO Amir Dan Rubin also commented, “We are excited to have UCSF join us in this endeavor as a partner. The PMWC has always been a great forum to review the latest developments in personalized medicine which aided the advancement of Stanford’s vision of healing humanity, through science and compassion, one patient at a time.”
“Among the opportunities and challenges in personalized medicine is the explosion of information being produced by sequencing and other means, and with that the requirements for innovation in computational and data management capabilities, needed to translate these data into clinical review,” said Atul Butte, MD, PhD, PMWC 2016 Silicon Valley’s program chair and director of UCSF’s Institute for Computational Health Sciences.
This year, four visionaries will be honored: Dr. Ralph Snyderman (Duke University), Dr. Roger Perlmutter (Merck), Dr. Irv Weissman (Stanford University) and Dr. Laura Esserman (UCSF), all whose work in personalized medicine has led to major advances and breakthroughs. Additionally, FDA Deputy Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf will kick off the program on January 25.
About PMWC International
PMWC International is dedicated to transforming healthcare through the global adoption of personalized medicine. Launched by Silicon Valley investors and entrepreneurs in 2009, PMWC International holds conferences in the U.S. and abroad to forge connections and drive innovation. More detailed program information can be found at http://2016sv.pmwcintl.com/all/.
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