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CIAPM Annual Meeting 2017 - October 12 & 13th, 2017 at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla

The annual meeting of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine will bring 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 year’s meeting will be 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. We are planning keynotes and panels to stimulate solution-oriented discussions, and will solicit focused feedback from attendees throughout the meeting to inform future activities.

Registration is now closed. If you have questions please contact


The current agenda can be found here, it will be updated as the sessions are being finalized.

The current attendee list can be found here.

Agenda outline:

10/12/2017 9:00am Registration
Marriott La Jolla 10:00am Start of meeting
Marriott La Jolla 5:30pm Adjourn to reception
UCSD Campus 6:00pm Reception and Fireside Chat
UCSD Campus 8:30pm Adjourn
10/13/2017 8:00am Arrival and light breakfast
Marriott La Jolla 9:00am Start of second day
Marriott La Jolla 3:30pm Adjourn



The event will be held at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla. Information about room reservations will be available through the registration link.

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 will engage 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 are:

  • Assist in the development and execution of demonstration projects that meet the objectives of CIAPM
  • Create an inventory of precision medicine assets in California
  • Exchange ideas, foster collaborations and share lessons learned
  • Identify hurdles and develop effective paths for moving precision medicine toward and into clinical practice
  • Develop approaches to ensure the secure, fair and respectful exchange of data and knowledge.

We anticipate that coordinating these efforts will strengthen California’s precision medicine capabilities and attract additional funding for initiative activities.

CIAPM Panel Discussion at PMWC 2017

At the Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) January 23-25, 2017, 9 am, CIAPM will host a 60-minute panel discussion, co-chaired by Elizabeth Baca, Senior Health Advisor to the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and Uta Grieshammer, Program Director for CIAPM. The panel features demonstration project leads Olena MorozovaBrennan Spiegel and Nicholas Anderson who will discuss their patient data-based diagnostics and tools, and their vision for broad-ranging improvements to health and healthcare. They will be in conversation with Rowan Chapman, Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, California, an experienced business and investment strategist, to explore the opportunities and challenges of their approaches and the best strategies toward translating precision medicine into clinical reality.

Please join us on January 24, 2017, at 9 am for this forward-looking panel discussion about California’s efforts to advance precision medicine.

Demonstration Project Workshops

In June 2015, CIAPM held two workshops to assist in the development of the project proposals, to stimulate precision medicine efforts throughout the state and to launch the inventory process.  The workshops included presentations by finalist teams selected from the submissions to the request for proposals. Other participants from universities, non-profit organizations and industry described their efforts, approaches, technologies and other assets that could contribute to CIAPM. Governor Brown addressed both workshops, highlighting California’s leadership position in groundbreaking biomedical discovery and his interest in catalyzing data-driven, collaborative precision medicine research.