Global Conference 2015

A revolution in medicine is underway. Precision medicine--a field that draws on genomics, advanced devices and computers science--enables doctors to diagnose and design unique treatments for individual patients. This new approach represents a major leap forward from the one-therapy-fits-all approach of the past. In particular, it offers hope to the most vulnerable patients--the very young, the very old and those who suffer from autoimmune diseases. Precision medicine also offers an economic benefit: productivity will increase if people are healthier and need to take fewer sick days. President Obama recently proposed a precision medicine initiative, and at a time when bipartisan agreement is rare, the concept has won support from both sides of the aisle. This panel will discuss this exciting, disruptive new field and what can be done to accelerate its use against life-threatening diseases.

Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speakers

Margaret Anderson

Executive Director, FasterCures, a Center of the Milken Institute

Brian Druker

Director, Oregon Health and Science University Knight Cancer Institute; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Sam Hawgood

Chancellor, University of California, San Francisco

Pradeep Khosla

Chancellor, University of California, San Diego

Elizabeth Nabel

President, Brigham and Women’s Health Care; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


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