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Frontiers in precision medicine III: Will personalized medicine improve population health?

University of Utah Health

Personalized medicine promises to deliver the right treatment to the right patient at the right price. Yet the highly individualized nature of personalized medicine - tailoring treatment and dosing to each person's unique lifestyle, environment (exposures) and genetics (genetic profile) - and its potential costs, raises questions regarding the applicability of personalized medicine on a population-wide basis. And, more specifically, whether personalized medicine, and the massive federal Precision Medicine Initiative and All of Us research program, are likely to have a significant impact on the health of the American public. Join us at the University of Utah for this full-day symposium at which nationally-renowned experts in personalized medicine, genomics, epidemiology, health disparities, regulatory science and bioethics will wrestle with the question whether and how personalized medicine can improve population health.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Health Sciences Education Building, 1730
26 South 2000 East
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Registration is free, register online


8:00-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast and Registration

8:30-8:40 a.m. - Welcome by Willard Dere, MD and Jorge Contreras, JD

8:40-9:50 a.m. - Co-Opening Keynote Session: Will Personalized Medicine Improve Population Health?

Moderator: Angie Fagerlin, PhD, University of Utah
8:40-9:05 - Muin Khoury, MD, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
9:05-9:30 - Sara Lynn Van Driest, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
9:30-9:50 - Questions/Discussion

9:50-10:20 a.m. - Precision Medicine and Population Health in Action Session: Cancer Genetics

Moderator: Matthew T. Rondina, MD, University of Utah
9:50-10:00 - Jennifer A. Doherty, PhD, MS
10:00-10:05 -Questions for Dr. Doherty @ 5 minutes
10:05-10:15 - Kathleen A. Cooney, MD
- Questions for Dr. Cooney @ 5 minutes

10:20-10:30 a.m. - Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Session 1: Precision Health, Population Health, and Health Disparities

Moderator: Rachel Hess, MD, MS, University of Utah
10:30-10:50 - Chanita Hughes-Halbert, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina
10:50-11:10 - Rick Kittles, PhD, City of Hope
11:10-11:30 - David Wetter, PhD, Professor, University of Utah
11:30-12:00 - Panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Hess
Panel Members: Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Rick Kittles, David Wetter, Muin Khoury

12:00-1:30 p.m. - Lunch

1:30-3:00 p.m. - Session 2: Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Genetics and Population Health

Moderator: Vikrant Deshmukh PhD, JD, University of Utah
1:30-1:50 - Ken Chahine, PhD, JD, DNA
1:50-2:10 - Erika Lietzan, JD, University of Missouri School of Law
2:10-2:30 - Steven B. Bleyl, MD, PhD, University of Utah
2:30-3:00 - Panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Deshmukh
Panel Members: Ken Chahine, Erika Lietzan, Steven Bleyl, Sara Lynn Van Driest

3:00-3:30 p.m. - Precision Medicine and Population Health in Action Session: Big Data

Moderator: Danielle Groat, PhD, University of Utah
3:00-3:10 - Mark Yandell, PhD, University of Utah
3:10-3:15 Questions for Dr. Yandell @ 5 minutes
3:15-3:25 - Guilherme Del Fiol, MD, PhD, University of Utah
3:25-3:30 Questions for Dr. Del Fiol @ 5 minutes

3:30-3:50 p.m. - Break

3:50-5:00 p.m. - Closing Keynote and Discussion

3:50-4:25 p.m. - Erika Check Hayden, University of California, Santa Cruz
4:25-5:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion facilitated by Drs. Dere and Contreras
Panel Members: Erika Check Hayden, Rick Kittles, Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Sara Lynn Van Driest, Erika Lietzan

5:00-6:30 p.m - Reception


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