Jan. 27-28

Mountain View, CA

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Track 4 - Patient & Advocate Program


Organized with Cancer Commons

January 27-28, 2014, Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA

Join us at the Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC), the largest and most established global conference on personalized medicine!

PMWC fosters collaboration among key business, government, healthcare delivery, research, and technology stakeholders from the United States and around the world to advance precision medicine.

PMWC International, organizer of PMWC, and Cancer Commons, a patient-centered nonprofit focused on personalized oncology information and services, have launched a new track for cancer patients and advocacy groups at PMWC 2014 SV. This educational track will consist of presentations from distinguished speakers as well as group discussions by panels of patients, advocacy, clinical, scientific, industry, and mobile health stakeholders.

Speaker institutions include:


Stanford Hospital & Clinics
Stanford Hospital & Clinics

Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Stanford Hospital & Clinics is dedicated to providing leading edge and coordinated care to each and every patient. It is internationally renowned for expertise in areas such as cancer treatment, neuroscience, surgery, cardiovascular medicine and organ transplant, as well as for translating medical breakthroughs into patient care. Throughout its history, Stanford has been at the forefront of discovery and innovation, as researchers and clinicians work together to improve health on a global level. Stanford Hospital & Clinics: Healing humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time. For more information, visit www.stanfordhospital.org

Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care, Research and Education (PAMF) is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to enhancing the health of people in our communities. This includes more than 700,000 patients and countless community members across Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.

PAMF is part of the Peninsula Coastal Region of Sutter Health, a family of not-for-profit hospitals and physician organizations that share resources and expertise to advance health care quality. Serving more than 100 communities in Northern California, Sutter Health is a regional leader in cardiac care as well as care of women and children, and is a pioneer in advanced patient safety technology. Sutter Health’s Peninsula Coastal Region also includes Mills-Peninsula Health Services, based in Burlingame and San Mateo.

CellScape
CellScape

Dana-Farber/Harvard

Since its founding in 1947, Dana-Farber has been committed to providing adults and children with cancer with the best treatment available today while developing tomorrow's cures through cutting-edge research. Read about our history, our breakthroughs, and the resources that help us support the health of our neighborhoods and communities.

Celgene Corporation
Celgene Corporation

Celgene Corporation

Celgene Corporation, headquartered in Summit, New Jersey, is an integrated global pharmaceutical company engaged primarily in the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases through gene and protein regulation. Celgene International Sàrl, located in Boudry, Switzerland, is a wholly owned subsidiary and international headquarters of Celgene Corporation. For more information, please visit www.celgene.com.

Intermountain Healthcare
Intermountain Healthcare

Intermountain Healthcare

Intermountain Healthcare is a nonprofit health system based in Salt Lake City, Utah, with 22 hospitals, over 800 physicians in the Intermountain Medical Group, a broad range of clinics and services, and health insurance plans from SelectHealth. We are the largest healthcare provider in the Intermountain West, with over 33,000 employees and serving the healthcare needs of Utah and southeastern Idaho residents. Our mission is to provide clinically excellent medical care at affordable rates in a healing environment that's as close to home as possible.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA)
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA)

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA)

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is a national network of hospitals providing a comprehensive, fully integrated approach to cancer treatment. CTCA serves patients with complex cancer at facilities located suburban Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, suburban Phoenix and Tulsa. Known for delivering the Mother Standard® of care and Patient Empowered Care®, CTCA provides patients with information about cancer and their treatment options, so they can control their treatment decisions. For more information about CTCA, go to www.cancercenter.com.

Genetic Alliance
Genetic Alliance

Genetic Alliance

Genetic Alliance is the world's leading nonprofit health advocacy organization committed to transforming health through genetics and works to connect consumers to the smart services they need to make informed decisions about their health and healthcare. Genetic Alliance's network includes more than 1,200 disease-specific advocacy organizations, as well as thousands of universities, private companies, government agencies, and public policy organizations. For more information about Genetic Alliance, visit www.geneticalliance.org.

Latinas Contra Cancer
Latinas Contra Cancer

Latinas Contra Cancer

Latinas Contra Cancer is raising awareness about cancer in the Latino community, increasing access to quality care, working to decrease mortality and improving the quality of the health care experience. We do this by offering support services and resources for the Latino cancer patient and their family; collaborate with other small agencies to provide education and outreach services; partner with health care institutions to bridge the gap through culturally competent outreach and medical care.

Novartis
Novartis

Novartis

Novartis, which was created in 1996 by the merger of the Swiss companies Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz, is a world leader providing healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies.

Focused solely on healthcare, Novartis offers a diversified portfolio to best meet these needs: innovative medicines, eye care, cost-saving generic pharmaceuticals, consumer health products, preventive vaccines and diagnostic tools. Novartis is the only company with leading positions in all these areas.

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis Group companies employ approximately 127,000 full-time-equivalent associates globally.

Big Science Media
Big Science Media

Big Science Media

Big Science Media is a healthcare communications company focused on covering personalized medicine and the genomic revolution that makes it possible. With the upcoming launch of Genome magazine and its digital companions, BSM begins it mission: to provide unique, targeted, customized media to patients, caregivers, family, and others who crave information on how to better manage the diseases that affect them.


Topics to be discussed include:


  • Introduction to Personalized Oncology
  • Personalized Oncology: Current and Future Treatment Approaches for Breast Cancer, Sarcoma, Lung Cancer, and Others
  • Big Data: Opportunities for Advocates & Patients
  • Navigating Personalized Medicine- Patient & Advocate Perspectives
  • New Approach to Clinical Trials
  • Personalized Medicine 24/7: Consumer Technologies & Online Communities- The Wave of the Future

After attending this two-day conference track, you will gather knowledge on:

  • Personalized Medicine: Its Benefits & Challenges
  • The Practice of Personalized Oncology in the Clinical Setting Today & in the Future
  • How to Communicate About Personalized Oncology
  • The Uses and Benefits of Molecular Testing and Companion Diagnostics
  • How "Big Data" is Enabling "Big Opportunities" for Advancing Cancer Care
  • How Personalized Oncology is Being Applied to Various Cancers
  • How Clinical Trials are Evolving in Recognition of Personalized Oncology
  • What Patient Advocates and Patients Can do to Advance the Practice of Personalized Medicine

 

Interested parties can apply to receive a discounted-registration fee for patients and advocates for the two-day Conference, which includes access to all tracks, exhibition, as well as breakfast and lunch. Scholarships are available and can also be applied for using the below link. Following your submission, we'll evaluate and email you registration info.

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Patient Track Disclaimer: Information presented at PMWC 2014 is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or health care provider. We encourage you to discuss with your doctor any questions or concerns you may have about your condition.
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