Personalized Medicine: Why the Future Will Work and the Present Doesn't


May 10, 2011

9:00-10:30 a.m.

The National Press Club
The Ballroom
529 14th Street N.W.
Washington, DC


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Personalized medicine holds many promises of reducing health care costs by eliminating drug failures, identifying drugs that will or will not work in a particular individual, predicting health outcomes, etc. While there have been success stories, the real potential of personalized medicine is in the future and not the present. We will explore some of the issues keeping personalized medicine from its full potential today and why the future looks promising.

Peter Schad, PhD, Director of Molecular Epidemiology, Genomics, Environment, and Health, RTI International

Edward Abrahams, PhD, President, Personalized Medicine Coalition
Asif Dhar, MD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Senior Fellow, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Bradford Hesse, PhD, Chief, Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute