Top Healthcare Institutions to Speak at the HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit in Boston, June 12-13

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Healthcare leaders to offer guidance for providers as they incorporate precision medicine into patient care.

Precision Medicine Summit

The Precision Medicine Summit is coming to Boston, June 12-13

Precision medicine is going to change how medicine is practiced

Researchers and practitioners from the nation’s leading healthcare institutions will converge in Boston next month to discuss the current state and fast-approaching future of a groundbreaking approach to disease prevention and treatment, precision medicine.

The Precision Medicine Summit, slated for June 12-13, 2017 at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA, is produced by HIMSS, a global leader in healthcare industry news, analysis and events. Open to healthcare executives, physicians, researchers and other professionals, the first-of-its-kind conference will give attendees a look at case studies and critical insight on technology, diagnostics, genomics, and analytics that will impact how and when precision medicine moves into primary care.

“Precision medicine is going to change how medicine is practiced, and significantly affect how people live their lives. It’s (precision medicine) going to take healthcare from the current practice of treatment, to prevention – and it’s coming faster than anyone anticipated,” says John Whelan, Executive Vice President - HIMSS Media. “The healthcare industry needs to be ready. That’s why we’re bringing together these pioneers to discuss every challenge and opportunity for precision medicine, so providers can get up to speed.”

The two-day conference will host more than twenty speakers, including opening keynote Eric Dishman, director of the National Institutes of Health’s “All of Us” Research Program. Dishman will provide insight into the groundbreaking NIH program, address the current state and promise of precision medicine, and will share his own story as a 23-year kidney cancer patient, now cured thanks to efforts in precision medicine. Other presenting institutions include Stanford Health, UC Berkeley, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, Northshore University Health System, University of Texas System, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, among others. Sessions and panel discussions include:

  •     Precision Medicine Today and Tomorrow - Where Are We Going and How Do We Get There?
  •     Successes with Gene Therapy and Where It’s Headed
  •     Creating a New Model of Prevention and Wellness in Primary Care
  •     Overcoming Obstacles and Seizing Opportunities and Curing Cancer
  •     Solving the Informatics Challenges in Precision Medicine
  •     Precision Medicine is More Than Genomics
  •     Four Legal Issues for Providers of Precision Medicine
  •     How Genome Editing Might Reshape the Medical Landscape
  •     Moving from Precision Medicine to Precision Health
  •     Ethical Issues, Access and Affordability
  •     Integrating Genomic Results and EMR Functionality
  •     A Doctor-Patient’s Holistic Perspective
  •     Empiric Data on the Path to Genomic Medicine
  •     Bringing Order to the Chaos
  •     The Dynamic Role of Social Determinants in Health in Precision Medicine
  •     The Democratization of Healthcare – Viva la Revolution!

Healthcare industry professionals can learn more about the Summit and register to attend here.

HIMSS is a global voice, advisor, convener, and thought leader of health transformation through the best use of IT with a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of health and healthcare. Through its network of over 1 million professionals, including 64,000-plus members, HIMSS advises leaders, stakeholders and influencers globally on IT best practices to ensure decision-makers have the right information at the right time to make the right decisions. HIMSS North America, HIMSS Analytics, Personal Connected Health Alliance, HIMSS Media and HIMSS International (HIMSS Europe, HIMSS Asia and HIMSS Middle East) are the five business units of HIMSS. A not-for-profit headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS has additional offices in North America, Europe, United Kingdom, and Asia.

About HIMSS Media
HIMSS Media is the fastest growing B2B media group focused exclusively on healthcare and technology markets. Through its suite of market-leading brands, such as Healthcare IT News, Healthcare Finance and MobiHealthNews, HIMSS Media delivers news, analysis and must-have information to an audience of senior healthcare and technology influencers. HIMSS Media is also the leading producer of important live events, such as Privacy & Security Forum, Pop Health Forum, Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit, and Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum.

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