Personalized Medicine 8.0:
& Predictive Medicine
Thursday 28 May 2015
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Reception to follow
An exciting topic every year
South San Francisco
Personalized medicine seeks to use genetic variation to develop new diagnostic tests and treatments and to identify the sub-groups of patients for whom they will work best. This approach can also help determine which groups of patients are more prone to developing some diseases and, ideally, help with the selection of lifestyle changes and/or treatments that can delay onset of disease or reduce its impact. Personalized medicine is poised to transform healthcare over the next several decades, offering the possibility of improved health outcomes and making healthcare more cost-effective. With the price of sequencing a complete genome falling into the $1,000 range, stunning advances are sure to come over the next few years. It is likely that a detailed genome sequence will soon be part of a routine medical history, allowing unprecedented precision in diagnosis and treatment. The DNA and RNA signatures of both complex, common diseases and rare, elusive conditions will yield their secrets. In our eighth annual conference, we investigate the exciting and controversial area of genetic screening and its implications for the early diagnosis of rare disease, and for prediction of disorders that may not manifest themselves for decades after diagnosis. The prospect of a broad genetic profile, perhaps including the entire DNA sequence of a newborn child, provides the ultimate in predictive and preventive medicine. But is it possible to know too much? Stay abreast of this crucial field in science, business and medicine. Join us on 28 May in South San Francisco, the birthplace of the biotechnology industry.
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Harvesting the fruits of molecular genetics
for a Third Millennium medicine
Unleashing the power of preventive medicine
Stratifying human disease
Personalized Medicine — The Time is Now
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