Precision Medicine, Global Reach: Health Solutions From the Big Data Revolution

Precision and Personalized Medicine
Saturday, February 13, 2016: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Marshall Ballroom North (Marriott Wardman Park)
This symposium examines the ways that big, open, interoperable data and technology are transforming society, science, and medicine and giving new hope for solutions to complex health conditions. As Albert Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Unique opportunities exist today to think differently with new technology, big-data analysis, and interconnected networks and achieve solutions never before imagined. The big data revolution is democratizing the scientific process by empowering its human dimensions, transforming research and medicine from an expert-centered focus to a patient-centered one. This symposium opens with the White House perspective on the Precision Medicine Initiative to empower citizens with online access to their own medical records, which is investing $215 million in research to advance customized care. New diagnostic methods (e.g., unbiased next-generation sequencing) use DNA fragments to rapidly screen patients for millions of diseases, creating opportunities for treatments tailored to individual genetics. Yesterday’s science fiction concepts may become today’s solutions, shining light on complex, chronic conditions from cancer to Lyme disease.
Kristen T. Honey, 2013-2015 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow
Kristen T. Honey, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House
Dhanurjay “DJ” Patil, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
The White House Precision Medicine Initiative: Technology Turned Innovative Solutions
John N. Aucott, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Big Data Clinical Realities and the Human Dimensions of Interoperable Data
Lorraine Johnson,
Big Data and Patient-Powered Research
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