UCSF to Sponsor Premier Precision Medicine Conference

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan

UCSF's Atul Butte, who leads the Institute for Computational Health Sciences, will chair the upcoming Personalized Medicine World Conference. Photo by Susan Merrell

As the field of precision medicine continues to gain momentum, UC San Francisco will be taking a key role in convening the world’s most prominent conference in the field this winter, in Silicon Valley.

In January 2016, UCSF will co-sponsor the Personalized Medicine World Conference, with Atul Butte, MD, PhD, serving as program chair for the conference.

“The World Conference brings together the full range of experts needed to make precision medicine a reality, from basic science and computation to the clinic, industry and government,” said Butte, who leads the UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences. “This is widely considered the premier conference in the world in this field and the only one to offer all of these perspectives in one place.”

Founded in 2009, the conference aims to advance precision medicine by closing the knowledge gap between these disparate fields. Last year, it attracted more than 1,000 experts and executives in health care, biotechnology, venture capital, technology and government. Attendees also represent insurers, providers, patients and media.

Attend the Conference

Personalized Medicine World Conference
January 24 to 27, 2016
Computer History Museum
Mountain View

UCSF faculty, staff and students can register at a discounted rate until Sept. 30.

Themes for the 2016 conference include genetics-informed immunotherapy, data solutions for clinical genomics, and liquid biopsies for cancer patients.

In addition to Butte, UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, will speak at the opening session. Other UCSF presenters include Alan Wu, PhD, professor of laboratory medicine, who will address the value of clinical pharmacogenomics for patients and the general public; and John S. Witte, PhD, associate director of the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics. The event will be co-hosted by Stanford University and Oracle Corp.

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