2022 Precision Medicine World Conference Back In Person, Features Extensive UCSF Presence

| UCSF.edu | June 16, 2022

2022 Precision Medicine World Conference Back In Person, Features Extensive UCSF Presence

This year’s Precision Medicine World Conference will be held in person for the first time since 2019.

For the seventh consecutive year, UC San Francisco is co-sponsoring the Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) on June 28-30, 2022, to share the latest in this rapidly evolving space.

The conference will be held in person after being virtual for the past two years due to the pandemic and will feature 28 UCSF experts who will speak about their work, including how they are tackling COVID-19.


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UCSF’s Charles Chiu, MD, PhD, and Bob Wachter, MD, have played pivotal roles early on in the pandemic and as new variants have emerged. Chiu, professor of Laboratory Medicine and Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, has focused on running molecular tests on the virus and discovered the nation’s first case of the Omicron variant by producing a genomic sequence to confirm it. Chiu is chairing PMWC’s SARS-CoV2 Outbreak Surveillance panel.

Wachter is the chair of the Department of Medicine at UCSF and has been tweeting about COVID-19 for more than two years, sharing regular updates with his perspective on the state of the pandemic in San Francisco and worldwide. His tweets on COVID-19 continue to serve as a trusted source of information on the clinical, public health, and policy issues surrounding the pandemic. Wachter will speak in the panel on “Past, Present, Future – How will We Manage the Next Pandemic?

Chiu and Wachter are among 400 recognized authorities and experts who will share their latest findings across research, health care, data, pharma and biotechnology sectors. The forum is expected to draw an audience of more than 2,500 from around the world as a way to foster collaboration, expand the practice and realize the promise of precision medicine.

Headshot of Jennifer Puck


Jennifer Puck, MD, is the recipient of this year’s Pioneer Award.

Some of the tracks this year include advancements in immunotherapy, drug discovery data sciences and clinical trial design. Additional tracks focus on topics ranging from clinical diagnostics, AI and data science, clinical research and tools, health monitoring and genomic profiling. These sessions showcase a novel product or service, late-breaking research data or an innovative project.

This year, the PMWC Pioneer Award will go to UCSF’s Jennifer Puck, MD, professor and pediatric immunologist, who developed a newborn screening test for severe combined immunodeficiency. This award is given to a venerable individual whose foresight and groundbreaking contributions to precision medicine propelled the movement in earlier years.

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