The lineup is finalized for the 2016 Personalized Medicine World Conference, with nine scheduled talks by University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) leaders and faculty. The conference, co-sponsored this year by UCSF, is the premier gathering in precision medicine, attracting experts and executives in health care, biotechnology, venture capital, technology, and government. This year’s program, which will take place January 24-27 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, will kick off with comments by program chair Atul Butte (http://profiles.ucsf.edu/atul.butte), M.D., Ph.D., who leads the UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences, as well as the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (http://www.ciapm.org/). The opening session will also include remarks by UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood (http://profiles.ucsf.edu/sam.hawgood), MBBS, who co-authored the article, “Precision Medicine: Beyond the Inflection Point” (http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/7/300/300ps17.full), published in Science Translational Medicine in August 2015. One of this year’s PMWC Luminary Awards will be given to UCSF physician and surgeon Laura Esserman, M.D., for her work in precision breast cancer medicine. The annual award recognizes recent contributions of preeminent figures who have accelerated personalized medicine into the clinical marketplace.
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