The Precision Medicine World Conference 2022 (PMWC 2022) has announced its Luminary Awards and Pioneer Award winners. This world-renowned conference will be held in person January 26-28 in Santa Clara, California, the heart of Silicon Valley. PMWC 2022 will feature over 400 outstanding speakers and seven different tracks of focus across the full breath of precision medicine. There will also be more than 90 company exhibits. You may register to attend this superb conference here. The PMWC 2022 Luminary Awards recognize the recent contributions of prominent figures who have accelerated precision medicine into the clinic. The PMWC 2022 Luminary honorees are Dr. Stephen F. Kingsmore (Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine), for his innovation in rapid neonatal molecular diagnoses using whole-genome sequencing; Dr. Albert Bourla (Pfizer) for his extraordinary achievement in leading the record-time development of a vaccine against the coronavirus, Dr. Tal Zaks (Moderna) for his role in clinical development and global approval of Moderna’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, and Dr. Stephen Hoge (Moderna) for overseeing R&D of the first antiviral synthetic mRNA vaccines ever created, including one against COVID-19. The PMWC Pioneer Award is given to a venerable individual whose foresight and ground-breaking contributions to precision medicine propelled the movement in earlier years, allowing it to gain momentum to evolve into the standard of care that it is becoming today. The PMWC 2022 Pioneer honoree is Dr. Katalin Karikó (BioNTech RNA Pharmaceuticals), the co-developer of the synthetic mRNA technology enabling the first two FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines. BioQuick News will be covering PMWC 2022 and posting stories on meeting highlights.
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