PMWC (Precision Medicine World Conference), the preeminent precision medicine global gathering that attracts recognized leaders, top international researchers and medical professionals, and innovators across the healthcare and biotechnology sectors, announced, on January 3, 2019, that PMWC 2019 Silicon Valley has grown to be the largest precision medicine conference, which, for the first time, will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California January 20-23. Thousands of healthcare leaders, representing a variety of companies, technologies, research teams, and medical centers, with leadership roles in precision medicine are expected to attend. Over 400 speakers will be featured in more than 60 sessions. The conference will touch upon relevant topics such as how big data sciences and artificial intelligence (AI) applications advance precision medicine; how new emerging technologies drive genomics and medical practices; how patient data has become so valuable and how it impacts regulatory policy; how continuous advancements in immunotherapy are changing the way cancer is treated; and how thriving genome initiatives such as Genomic England are improving health care. The conference will recognize individuals who play a significant role in transforming today’s health care by advancing precision medicine into the clinic. This year's distinguished group of awardees includes Dr. Feng Zhang, Professor of Neuroscience at the Broad Institute (Harvard/MIT), who made vital contributions to the development of optogenetics and CRISPR technologies, and Dr. Carl June, Professor of Immunotherapy at the University of Pennsylvania, who was a crucial contributor to the development of the revolutionary CAR-T immunotherapy for cancer.
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