MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Singularity University (SU) is bringing together over 500 global leaders in technology and healthcare for its sixth annual Exponential Medicine Conference October 8-11, 2016 at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California. The conference will explore the cutting edge of and implications for trends and technologies that are reshaping the way we approach prevention, diagnostics, therapy, global health and beyond.
Exponential Medicine is a widely acclaimed interactive four-day program for clinicians, scientists, technologists, healthcare executives, innovators, and investors, interested in exploring the impact and opportunities presented by disruptive technologies in the fields of health and biomedicine. This year's themes explore the convergence of fast moving technologies such as low cost genomics, AI and Big Data, robotics, virtual reality, gene therapy, blockchain, 3D printing and more, and their implications and potential for reshaping the future of medicine across the healthcare continuum.
This convergence is top of mind for both the private and public sectors – the FDA is opening a dialog on the future of regulation and technology that conference attendees can participate in through a special interactive working session at the conference.
"The practice of healthcare has traditionally operated in silos, based on old definitions and infrastructures," said Daniel Kraft, MD, Exponential Medicine's chair and curator and faculty chair of the SU's Medicine and Neuroscience Track. "In the new digital, genomic and connected age, we can leverage new cross-disciplinary technologies with potential for dramatic improvements in outcomes and costs. We'll explore this convergence of technologies ranging from cloud-based healthcare data, regenerative medicine, 3D printing, wearable devices to the merging of mobile health with artificial intelligence to make health care more continuous and proactive"
In addition to presentations and breakout workshops from world-class faculty such as:
- Leroy Hood, MD, Ph.D. president and cofounder of the Institute for Systems biology and genomics and systems medicine trailblazer will explore how to translate big data into actionable information
- Sangeeta Bhatia, MD PhD. professor of Multiscale Regenerative Technologies at MIT and biotech entrepreneur, will share insights on how miniaturization tools from the world of semiconductor manufacturing can impact human health
- Peter Diamandis, MD and cofounder and executive chair of SU and XPRIZE Foundation, will discuss bold innovation in the face of strict regulations and high barriers to entry
- Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, will discuss the allocation of the $17 billion spent on healthcare startups in the past 30 months as well as where he foresees future investments being targeted
The Innovation Lab will provide attendees with hands-on technology demos from 55 startups pushing the boundaries of medicine, 20 of which are competing for a MEDy, an award given to the companies most exemplifies medical entrepreneurship and disruption.
"In the next decade, the biomedical industry is going to be massively disrupted and transformed in ways that we cannot entirely predict right now," said Dr. Peter Diamandis, chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation and co-founder of SU. "Exponential Medicine is brilliantly designed to provide the roadmap to understanding this exponential growth, and San Diego — as a designated iHub Innovation Center for collaboration between technology and the life sciences — is the optimal venue for Exponential Medicine discussions."
For more information about the Exponential Medicine or to register visit: http://exponentialmedicine.com/
About Singularity University
Singularity University's mission is to educate, inspire, and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies towards solving humanity's grand challenges. Together with a highly engaged alumni community in 110 countries, SU is committed to creating positive and sustainable global impact via three core areas: Learning, Innovation and Community. Headquartered at NASA's Research Park in the heart of Silicon Valley, it was founded in 2008 by Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis. For thought leadership and perspectives on exponential technology, visit our media site SingularityHub.com. For more information, visit: SingularityU.org. Join us on Facebook and Twitter @SingularityU.
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