December 2, 2015  |  General

PMWC 2016: Advancing Genomics for Improved Patient Care

We’re already looking forward to next month’s Personalized Medicine World Conference. Long before “precision medicine” was an industry catchphrase, PMWC was bringing together stakeholders from genomics companies and academic research, regulatory agencies, clinical groups, pharma/biotech, and more. Launched in 2009, the meeting has prompted important discussions as well as insight about how to move the field forward in a thoughtful way.
From January 24th to the 27th, some 1,200 PMWC attendees will descend on the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. The event will kick off with a reception honoring the four awardees of this conference: Merck’s Roger Perlmutter and UCSF’s Laura Esserman are being given the PMWC Luminary Award for accelerating personalized medicine into clinical use, while Irv Weissman from Stanford and Ralph Snyderman from Duke have won the PMWC Pioneer Award for ahead-of-their-time advances in personalized medicine.
Our own CSO Jonas Korlach will be speaking at the conference about using high-accuracy sequencing technology to advance our understanding of biology and disease. If you’ll be attending the meeting, be sure to check out the panel discussion ‘NGS and Clinical Interplay’ on January 25 at 9:00 a.m. and the NGS session on January 26 at 1:30 p.m. to hear his presentation entitled “Whole Genome? The Future of High-Quality, De Novo Human Genomes.”
Registration for the meeting is still open. If you’re interested in signing up, click here. We hope to see you there!

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