MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Personalized Medicine World Conference, PMWC 2013, to be held on January 28-29, 2013 in Silicon Valley, provides real-world insights into the progress of personalized medicine. Participants can join the discussion and interact with key opinion leaders who are framing and forming the future of this rapidly changing industry. PMWC 2013 is co-hosted by Stanford Hospital & Clinics, SAP and Oracle.
Together in dynamic and informative sessions, speakers and participants examine the advances and challenges among each facet of the healthcare delivery continuum, from academia and technology development through to patient care. Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will be honored.
"At the FDA, we are enthusiastic about the current examples of individualized medicine today, and about its promise for better patient outcomes in the future," said Dr. Woodcock. "To succeed in this promise, companies, regulatory agencies, payers and patients must work together to address challenges to this field."
Keynote speakers include Lawrence Corey, M.D, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D., of the Institute for Systems Biology, among other leading figures. Several representatives from major health insurance and medical plan companies will also speak, including Ira Klein, M.D., M.B.A., of Aetna, Inc.; Jeanne De Sa, of UnitedHealth Group; and Naomi Aronson, Ph.D., of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
Other sessions include: Emerging Technologies, Clinical Adoption, State of Regulation, Reimbursement Roadmap and Actionable Data Analysis.
At Stanford Hospital & Clinics, we seek to deliver leading edge and coordinated care tailored to the unique needs of each individual patient," said Stanford Hospital & Clinics CEO, Amir Dan Rubin. "PMWC 2013 provides an outstanding opportunity to review the latest developments in personalized medicine, to help Stanford advance its vision of healing humanity, through science and compassion, one patient at a time."
About PMWC Intl
PMWC International is dedicated to transforming healthcare through the global adoption of personalized medicine. Launched by Silicon Valley investors and entrepreneurs in 2009, PMWC International has held several conferences in the U.S. and abroad to forge connections and drive innovation. For more information, please visit www.pmwcintl.com.
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