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UCSF Experts to Share Latest Research at 2017 Precision Medicine World Conference

By Lisa Cisneros | UCSF.edu | December 16, 2016

UCSF Experts to Share Latest Research at 2017 Precision Medicine World Conference

For the second consecutive year, UC San Francisco is co-hosting the Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC), which is being held in January 2017.

Precision Medicine World Conference

The annual forum brings together experts to speak about the latest findings across health care, data and biotechnology sectors.

When: Jan. 23-25, 2017

Where: Computer History Museum, 1401 North Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, Calif.

Renamed this year from the Personalized Medicine World Conference, the annual forum attracts more than 1,000 recognized authorities and experts to speak about the latest findings across health care, data and biotechnology sectors. It draws an audience of more than 8,000 from across the world as a way to foster collaboration to expand the practice and realize the promise of precision medicine.

Advancing precision medicine is a priority at UCSF and is central to its advancing health worldwide mission. UCSF faculty lead efforts at the local, state and national levels to use data-driven tools and analysis to develop new diagnostics, therapies and insights into disease. The goal is to make progress in both personal and population health. For example, UCSF is helping to launch a landmark effort by the National Institutes of Health to engage 1 million or more U.S. participants in research aimed at preventing and treating disease based on individual differences in lifestyle, environment and genetics.

UCSF Vice Chancellor for Research Keith Yamamato, PhD, is serving as the program chair and will be a keynote speaker at the PMWC, which will be held on Jan. 23 to 25, 2017, in the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.

 

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