Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Very Brief Blog: Amazon Offers Big Healthcare Conference (May 27, 2021)

See a large-scale, multi-track virtual conference from Amazon Web Services, themes Healthcare and Life Sciences, May 27, 2021.  The multi-track conference is packed into 3 hours (8-11 PT, 11-2 ET).

It looks like you register with a name and a password and you get a website that has a few live events and mostly a large number of "on demand" videotaped talks.  (See bottom figure).

Keynotes specific to personalized health include Wilson To PhD, Worldwide Head of Healthcare, AWS; Josh Ofman MD, Chief Medical Officer, GRAIL, and Alisha Alaimo, President, US Organization, Biogen.

Tracks include:

  • Payor and Provider
  • HealthTech
  • Genomics Track
  • Biopharma
I've clipped the Genomics Track information below.

Genomics track keynote
Brian Donnelly - Genomics business lead
The importance of data standardization and interoperability in the age of cloud genomics
Peter Goodhand - CEO
Bringing enterprise scale and security to genomics on the AWS Cloud
Susan Tousi - CPO
Using machine learning to bridge NGS limitations in infectious disease
Arne Materna, PhD - CEO
Ares Genetics
Genomics England, accelerating COVID-19 research in the cloud
Pete Sinden - CIO
Genomics England (GEL)
LATTICE™ – accelerating personalized medicine with multi-omics technology
Tom Schoenherr - CCO
Konica Minolta Precision Medicine (KMPM)
Scaling machine learning to uncover the genome’s role in complex diseases
Denis Bauer, PhD - Group Lead
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
How the Broad Institute powers globally impactful science with open genomics data
Grace Tiao - Associate Director, Computational Genomics
The Broad Institute
Serratus: exploring the planetary virome to uncover novel coronaviruses
Artem Babaian, PhD - Computational Biologist
University of British Colombia Cancer
The Technology behind the UK Biobank research analysis platform
George Asimenos, PhD - CTO
Powering the single cell “resolution revolution” on AWS
Niranjan Vissa - Director, Software Engineering
Mission Bio
Mid-pass whole genome sequencing enables biomedical genetic studies of diverse populations
Anne-Katrin Emde, PhD - Associate Director of Bioinformatics
Variant Bio