A premier event in personalized medicine comes to Silicon Valley January 18-19 as the Computer History Museum in Mountain View is set to host the 2011 Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC). Now in its third year, this conference mixes leading-edge technologies, forward-thinking scientists, health-minded entrepreneurs, and government initiatives to accelerate developments in personalized medicine. The impressive lineup of speakers and panelists includes George Church (Professor at Harvard University and founder of the Personal Genome Project, also on 23andMe’s Scientific Advisory Board) and Leroy Hood (President of the Institute for Systems Biology and keynote speaker at our Genomics and the Consumer Policy Forum last July), as well as 23andMe’s own Anne Wojcicki.
In addition to keynote presentations and panel discussions, PMWC 2011 will feature industry exhibits, a “Most Promising Company” award competition, and unparalleled networking opportunities. The two-day program includes sessions on personalized cancer medicine, emerging technologies, economics and regulation, and personal wellness.
Participants view the conference as an extremely valuable experience and a driver of change in this burgeoning field. In a press release, Dr. Hood said,
“PMWC 2011 provides a unique value by bringing key decision-makers and influencers from diverse disciplines together to drive the Personalized Medicine revolution.”
23andMe is excited to be taking part in this year’s event. For more information about the 2011 Personalized Medicine World Conference, visit their website.
PMWC 2011 is co-hosted by Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Silicom Ventures.