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SoMCC Event



Genome Analysis Technologies: Implications for Research, Training and the Future of Medicine

Date:   Tuesday, December 8, 2009

2:30-3:00 PM (Sign-in/Check-in)
3:00-6:00 PM (Symposium)
6:00-7:00 PM (Reception)

Location:   Fisher Conference Center, Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center


Event details:  

Program Agenda

2:30 – 3:00pm: Sign-in/Check-in

3:00 – 3:15pm: Introductions

3:15– 4:15pm: Overview of the Industry, Technologies, & Companies

  • Client interface (i.e. direct-to-consumer, pharma, clinician)
  • Compatibility (i.e. collective, cooperative, competition)

4:15 – 4:30pm: Break

4:30 – 5:00pm: Rationale for Research Funding: Govt. & Private Investment

  • Promoting scientific and technological advancement
  • Expanding jobs/employment
  • Significant opportunity for returns

5:00 – 5:30pm: Promise & Potential

  • Greater precision
  • Improved healthcare
  • Decreased healthcare spending         

5:30 – 6:00pm: Implications

  • Practice of medicine - counseling and clinical adoption
  • Training of physicians and scientists- approaches/methods
  • Research initiatives & directions - examples and prospects
  • Privacy & protection - navigating uncharted waters

Rade Drmanac, Chief Science Office and Co-founder, Complete Genomics

Kelly Ormond, Associate Professor of Genetics, and Director, MS in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling, Stanford

Mike Snyder, Chair of Genetics, Stanford University

Stephen Turner, Founder, Pacific Biosciences

Vance Vanier, Chief Medical Officer, Navigenics

Moira Gunn, Host of Tech Nation, National Public Radio
Robert Lee Kilpatrick, Partner, TVG LLC

Additional information and/or registration:  


Stanford community participants (requires Stanford email address & ID), please register here.

Non-Stanford participants, please register here.

Complimentary event parking is available at Galvez Field (corner of Galvez Street and Campus Drive) across Campus Drive from the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center. Map


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