Frontiers in precision medicine III: Will personalized medicine improve population health?

Personalized medicine promises to provide the right individual at the ideal cost the ideal treatment. Yet the highly individualized nature of personalized medication – tailoring treatment and dosing to each person’s unique way of life, environment (ailments) and genetics (genetic profile) – and its possible expenses, raises concerns concerning the applicability of personalized medication on a population-wide premise. And, more specifically, whether personalized medication, as well as the enormous national Precision Medicine Initiative and All of Us study program, are very likely to have a substantial effect on the health of the American people. Join us at the University of Utah with this full-day symposium where nationally-renowned specialists in personalized medicine, genomics, epidemiology, health disparities, regulatory science and bioethics will wrestle with the issue whether personalized medication can enhance general health.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Health Sciences Education Building, 1730
26 South 2000 East
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Registration is free, enroll online


8:00-8:30 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast

8:30-8:40 a.m. – Directed by Willard Dere, MD and Jorge Contreras, JD

8:40-9:50 a.m. – Co-Opening Keynote Session: Will Personalized Medicine Improve Population Health?

Moderator: Angie Fagerlin, PhD, University of Utah
8:40-9:05 – Muin Khoury, MD, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
9:05-9:30 – Sara Lynn Van Driest, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
9:30-9:50 – Questions/Discussion

9:50-10:20 a.m. – Precision Medicine and Population Health in Action Session: Cancer Genetics

Moderator: Matthew T. Rondina, MD, University of Utah
9:50-10:00 – Jennifer A. Doherty, PhD, MS
10:00-10:05 -Questions for Dr. Doherty @ 5 minutes
10:05-10:15 – Kathleen A. Cooney, MD
– Questions for Dr. Cooney @ 5 moments

10:20-10:30 a.m. – Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Session 1: Precision Health, Population Health, and Health Disparities

Moderator: Rachel Hess, MD, MS, University of Utah
10:30-10:50 – Chanita Hughes-Halbert, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina
10:50-11:10 – Rick Kittles, PhD, City of Hope
11:10-11:30 – David Wetter, PhD, Professor, University of Utah
11:30-12:00 – Panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Hess
Tool Participants: Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Rick Kittles, David Wetter, Muin Khoury

12:00-1:30 p.m. – chamomile

1:30-3:00 p.m. – Session 2: Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Genetics and Population Health

Moderator: Vikrant Deshmukh PhD, JD, University of Utah
1:30-1:50 – Ken Chahine, PhD, JD, DNA
1:50-2:10 – Erika Lietzan, JD, University of Missouri School of Law
2:10-2:30 – Steven B. Bleyl, MD, PhD, University of Utah
2:30-3:00 – Panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Deshmukh
Panel Participants: Ken Chahine, Erika Lietzan, Steven Bleyl, Sara Lynn Van Driest

3:00-3:30 p.m. – Precision Medicine and Population Health in Action Session: Big Data

Moderator: Danielle Groat, PhD, University of Utah
3:00-3:10 – Mark Yandell, PhD, University of Utah
3:10-3:15 Questions for Dr. Yandell @ 5 minutes
3:15-3:25 – Guilherme Del Fiol, MD, PhD, University of Utah
3:25-3:30 Questions for Dr. Del Fiol @ 5 moments

3:30-3:50 p.m. – Break

3:50-5:00 p.m. – Final Keynote and Discussion

3:50-4:25 p.m. – Erika Check Hayden, University of California, Santa Cruz
4:25-5:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion facilitated by Drs. Dere and Contreras
Tool Staff: Erika Verify Hayden, Rick Kittles, Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Sara Lynn Van Driest, Erika Lietzan

5:00-6:30 p.m – Pairing