The ninth annual Personalized Medicine Conference will take place November 6-7, 2013 at The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
The past few years have witnessed a revolution in the understanding of health and disease, brought on in large part by the sequencing of the human genome and the creation of a map of human genetic variation. Personalized medicine is the translation of this knowledge to patient care by using genetic and genomic information in diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. Personalized medicine is poised to transform healthcare by offering the possibility of improved health outcomes and the potential to make healthcare more cost effective. The goal of the Personalized Medicine Conference each year is to engage a multi-disciplinary audience in active discussions about the status and future of personalized medicine as a healthcare paradigm.
Widely considered a premier event in the field, this two-day conference attracts more than 600 national and international thought leaders as speakers, panelists and attendees. In addition to highlighting successes, its speakers and panelists identify challenges for fully implementing personalized medicine and discuss approaches to solve such challenges. The Conference regularly reviews the regulatory and legislative landscapes at the national and international levels and how those discussions have been or can be productively informed.
The Personalized Medicine Conference reflects a distinctive collaboration of the Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School. The alliance of these renowned academic enterprises presents an exceptional opportunity to address the integrating of medicine and business in facilitating personalized medicine. The Personalized Medicine Coalition is an active partner in organizing each year’s meeting.