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The annual meeting of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine briught together ~ 200 precision medicine thought leaders and stakeholders from diverse disciplines and sectors in California and across the country to build community, facilitate collaborations, and discover and pursue opportunities in precision medicine.
The emphasis of this meeting was on data - data needs, safe and effective data sharing, transformative technologies and ethical considerations in data generation and use - in the context of the changing health care paradigm, including the shifting relationship between research and clinical practice. Keynotes and panels were built to stimulate solution-oriented discussions, and CIAPM solicited focused feedback from attendees throughout the meeting to inform upon future activities.
The final agenda can be found here.
The final attendee list can be found here.
|Marriott La Jolla||10:00am||Start of meeting|
|Marriott La Jolla||5:30pm||Adjourn to reception|
|UCSD Campus||6:00pm||Reception and Fireside Chat|
|10/13/2017||8:00am||Arrival and light breakfast|
|Marriott La Jolla||9:00am||Start of second day|
|Marriott La Jolla||3:30pm||Adjourn|
Precision Medicine promises to deliver better health care and prevention to diverse populations and across many disease areas. To achieve this promise, it is critical to engage in cross-disciplinary and cross-sector discussions and collaborations. Through a series of meetings, CIAPM engaged research leaders and medical experts from California’s leading academic institutions, non-profit organizations, health care providers, patient advocacy groups and interested parties in biotech, the pharmaceutical industry and high tech, representing broad disease areas, technology areas, patient engagement, bioethics, privacy and intellectual property.
The goals of these events were:
We anticipate that coordinating these efforts will strengthen California’s precision medicine capabilities and attract additional funding for initiative activities.
In an effort to foster greater collaboration, the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM) brought together stakeholders from academia, industry and non-profits, as well as health care providers, insurers and patient advocates for a two-day gathering beginning Aug. 26 at UCLA’s Luskin Center.
About 200 registered guests discussed where their goals are in sync and identified areas in need of special attention. They also heardg presentations from research teams that applied for a new round of funding under the initiative. The competition was open to any public or private academic or non-profit institution in California. The first day’s events included a keynote address by Joshua Denny, MD, MS, an associate professor of biomedical informatics at Vanderbilt University, and director of the Data and Research Support Center of the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative.
“It is exciting to see California once again ahead of the rest of the country, increasing its funding to help researchers and clinicians innovate in precision medicine and make connections with entrepreneurs,” said Atul Butte, MD, PhD, who is leading the state initiative and directs the UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences.
The impact of the event, and the investment itself, was far-reaching.
“This investment has the potential to create unique opportunities for collaboration among leading institutions in California, and will allow us to advance the diagnosis and treatment of our patients using big data, genomics, and other new and emerging technologies,” said Dan Geschwind, MD, PhD, the Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor and Associate Vice Chancellor for Precision Health, UCLA.
The final agenda can be found here.
|9:00||Welcome Atul Butte, Daniel Geschwind|
|9:45||Panel Discussion: NGS-Based Molecular Diagnostics|
|11:45||Panel Discussion: Big Data Progress and Challenges|
|2:00||RFP 2 Applicants: Speed Presentations|
At the Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) January 20-23, 2019, there was representation of the CIAPM program overal with the Precision Medicine Action Plan rport from the Governor's Precision Medicine Advisory Committee being mentioned several times. Additionally. Dr. Olena Morozova from the UCSC Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative and a principal investigator on the California Kids Cancer Comparison presented on CIAPM funded work during the "Data Collection Use Cases – Improved Patient Outcome" session.
At the Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) June 6-7, 2018, India Hook Barnard discussed the overall CIAPM program and mentioned the forthcoming RFP 2018 that was focused around addressing disparities in precision cancer care. Additionally, representative from two of the demonstration project teams presented work related to their CIAPM funded projects. Dr. Sheldon Greenfield gave a talk entitled, "Biological and Patient Complexity Variable Integration Predicts Treatment Response" about the Early Prostate Cancer: Predicting What Will Work project. Dr. Pratik Mukerherjee gave a talk entitled, "Precision Imaging of the Human Brain Connectome" that referred extensively to the results from the Artificial Intelligence for Imaging of Brain Emergencies project.
At the Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) May 24-25, 2017, India Hook Barnard discussed extensively the goals and foundation of CIAPM in a talk entitled, "CIAPM: Accelerating Precision Medicine Advances in California."