Building the Big Data Economy: Personalized Care and Cancer Treatment In the Age of Big Data

The convergence of cutting-edge science and data analytics, advances in genomic technology, and mobile health applications have produced an unrivaled opportunity for biomedical and cancer research and personalized medicine. The federal government is boldly leading the charge. It recently launched two critical, life-altering initiatives—the Precision Medicine Initiative and the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative—to much acclaim, and backed them up with an initial 2016 fiscal budget of $200 million.

Join Bloomberg Government in an exclusive event on how data analytics and precision medicine are revolutionizing healthcare, cancer diagnosis and treatment in the US. The event will allow leaders in the field, legislators and technology innovators to take part in an in-depth conversation on genomics, bioinformatics data, synchronization of electronic health records and patients’ privacy protection, and will open doors for public and private partnership in a historic opportunity to align medical breakthroughs with the critical means of delivering them.

April 26, 2016
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Knight Conference Center at Newseum
7th Floor
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(Please use the Freedom Forum entrance on 6th Street.) Map
Speakers
Agenda
4:00 PM

WELCOME REMARKS

Josh Eastright, Head, Bloomberg Government

4:05 PM

OPENING REMARKS

Brian Roach, Managing Director, U.S. Regulatory Industries, SAP North America

4:10 PM

THE QUANTIFIED SELF: BRINGING PRECISION MEDICINE FROM PROMISE TO REALITY

Dramatic advances in genomic technology, data analysis and mobile health applications have provided us with the ability to listen to what our bodies are telling us and respond with increasing precision like never before.

 

We open with Dr. Francis S. Collins on how the Precision Medicine Initiative aims to revolutionize medical treatment in the U.S. by customizing it to each individual at every level of health care—prevention, detection and treatment.

 

A panel discussion will follow on the importance of getting buy-in from patients, achieving a truly representative sample, and the challenges of signing up to a million volunteers—and keeping them engaged in the process. If participants are “partners in research, not subjects,” who ultimately owns the data?

5:00 PM

SHARING IS CARING: MAKING DATA AVAILABLE, ACCESSIBLE AND SECURE

The science is ready. So is the technology. But are all those who have a critical stake in contributing to a cure sharing the information? We’ll talk to US Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil on steps the government is taking to accelerate the sharing of data that the twin initiatives demand.

 

Two panel discussions will follow on overcoming interoperability issues and lingering difficulties in accessing electronic health records.  We’ll discuss the importance of data standardization and whether IT formats can be made heterogeneous. As the health-care industry increasingly comes under cyber attacks, how can laws and regulations enable the success of PMI and Cancer Moonshot, while balancing the need to prevent further HIPAA breaches, in the quest to unleash the power of data responsibly?

6:00 PM

CANCER MOONSHOT: GOING FOR THE CURE

The Obama Administration’s call for a cancer moonshot comes at an inflection point in the approach to cancer treatment. It’s a very different world from when the war on cancer was first proclaimed in 1971. Gene and tumor sequencing, immunotherapy and data sharing have made finding a cure tantalizingly within reach.

 

This session will discuss how genomic information on cancer can be democratized to accelerate progress against the disease. How can regulatory obstacles be navigated and red tape be removed so researchers can collect the meaningful data they need to do their work and share them in turn in a virtuous cycle to defeat cancer?

6:35 PM

CLOSING REMARKS

Josh Eastright, Head, Bloomberg Government

COCKTAIL RECEPTION
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