Thursday, March 3, 2016

Scripps Future of Genomic Medicine Conference (March 3-4, 2016)

On March 3-4, Scripss held its ninth conference on "The Future of Genomic Medicine."  I didn't have a chance to attend, but to keep up with the Scripps view of cutting-edge trends this spring, see the conference brochure online here, or archived in the cloud here.  Some pre-press appeared on Medscape a week earlier (here).  For Medscape's ongoing coverage, here.  For tweets (#FOGM16), here.

The agenda was a who's who of prominent speakers to long too summarize, but a few high visibility names would include Patrick Soon-Shiong (NantHealth), George Church and Robert Green (Harvard), Anne Wojcicki (23andMe), and Elizabeth Holmes (Theranos).  Ron Winslow of the Wall Street Journal moderated a closing session titled, "Hope and Hype."

In late breaking news, Holmes withdrew from speaking; see Medscape here.