4th Annual P4 Medicine Summit

Thursday, June 21, 2012 (3:30 PM - 6:00 PM)

Governor’s Proclamation – June 21 is P4 Medicine Awareness Day

Topic Overview:
Systems biology and the digital revolution are transforming healthcare to a proactive P4 medicine that is predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory. The holistic, global and integrative approach of systems biology has given rise to systems medicine, which promises to: provide deep insights into disease mechanisms; make blood a diagnostic window for viewing health and disease for the individual; stratify complex diseases into their distinct subtypes to allow a best match to the choice of the most effective drugs; provide new approaches to drug target discovery; and generate metrics for wellness.

P4 medicine, the clinical face of systems medicine, has two major objectives: to quantify wellness and demystify disease. Patients and consumers will be a major driver in the realization of P4 medicine through their participation in medically oriented social networks directed at improving their own healthcare. P4 medicine has striking implications for society including diminishing the cost of healthcare. The biggest challenges will be related to ethics, social, legal, regulatory and economic issues.

What You’ll Learn: 

 Both basic and clinical applications for systems biology, and how it relates to personalized/genomic medicine
•  How the application of personalized medicine influences the choice of drugs for treatment and how the approach is used to pre-select responders
•  Learn which genomics are being used to pick the best new targets for drug discovery and how this is approach is used for drug validation

Keynote Presentation:
•  Leroy Hood, MD, PhD, President, Institute for Systems Biology

Guest Speakers:
•  Brad Gray, President and CEO, NanoString Technologies
•  Al Luderer, PhD, CEO, Integrated Diagnostics
•  Dean Sproles, CEO, Iverson Genetic Diagnostics, Inc

Nesholm Family Lecture Hall @ McCaw Hall
321 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 733-9725

3:30-4:00 pm - Registration
4:00-4:30 pm – Welcome & Governor's Proclamation
4:30-5:00 pm – Keynote Presentation
5:00-5:40 pm – Guest Speakers
5:40-6:00 pm - Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A 
Registration Fees:
$25 Per Person 

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Thank you to our Innovation Sponsors:



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