Over 800 people from 31 states and 10 countries attended this year's Individualizing Medicine Conference: From Promise to Practice. They heard presentations from over 125 experts about how individualized medicine can fulfill the promise of moving from the laboratory bench of the research to the bedside of the patient.
After an opening symposium for the public, the conference shifted into the science of genomics with three days of speakers, concurrent sessions and focused discussions on topics like cancer, non-invasive prenatal testing, pharmacogenomics, epigenomics, and the FDA's efforts to meet the needs of precision medicine.
Plenary session speakers like Dr. Gianrico Farrugia and Dr. J. Craig Venter offered their visions of the future of precision medicine, and Dr. Venter announced his plans to offer whole exome sequencing for $250. Dozen of breakout sessions delved deep into how genomics is being used today.
We're about to embark on "the most exciting decade of genomics," Dr. Venter said in his closing keynote address.
We couldn't agree more.
A full recap of the conference will be posted next week. But for now, the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, the organizing committee and all the staff who helped put on this event would like to say Thank You! to everyone one involved in Individualizing Medicine Conference 2015: From Promise to Practice.
Without the people who attended and the wide-range of expert speakers, we wouldn't be able to say, this is still the coolest genomics conference ever. Thanks.