The 13th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference will define the landscape, outlook and next steps for personalized medicine in science, business and policy.
November 14 - 16, 2017
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
Harvard Medical School
The 13th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference builds on the perosnalized medicine community's previous conclusions about the field and its potential. Use the links below to find detailed information about past Personalized Medicine Conferences.
Convening just one week after the U.S. Presidential election, participants at the 12th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference began to identify potential solutions to ongoing challenges in regulation and reimbursement. The respective leaders of Joe Biden's Cancer Moonshot Task Force and President Obama's All of Us Research Program indicated that personalized medicine has bipartisan support in Congress, and the six payers who spoke at the event signaled a willingness to engage the community on the topic. The latter breakthrough was especially encouraging, as some speakers indicated that the current reimbursement environment is even more challenging than the confused landscape for the regulation of diagnostic tests, which has long been a problem for the field.
2016 program book (PDF)
Attendees at the 11th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference agreed on the need for collaborative initiatives to accelerate the pace of progress, and New England Patriots owner acted on that need by announcing his decision to establish a $20 million endowment with the Harvard Business School during the event. Other highlights included the presentation of a "personalized medicine report card" from Duke University Chancellor Emeritus Ralph Snyderman, M.D., and a powerful discussion on innovation in personalized medicine led by Foundation Medicine CEO Michael Pellini, M.D., M.B.A.
2015 program book (PDF)
The 2014 Personalized Medicine Conference was held November 12 - 13, 2014. By all accounts from attendees, speakers and panelists, the event was a great success and continued to help push personalized medicine toward becoming the paradigm for the care of patients everywhere. Speakers included Margaret Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner, FDA; James Madara, M.D., Executive Vice President and CEO, American Medical Association; and Gary Gottlieb, M.D., President and CEO, Partners HealthCare System.
2014 program book (PDF)
9th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference, held November 6 - 7, 2013, was
another successful, thought-provoking and engaging meeting. Speakers
included Patrick Conway, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services; Cynthia Casson Morton, Ph.D., President,
American Society of Human Genomics; and Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D., CEO of the
American Association for Cancer Research.
2013 program book (PDF)
The 8th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference took place November
28 - 29, 2012. With more than 600 attendees, the two-day conference offered updates on personalized medicine and explanations of how recent experience may inform successful action plans in the future.
2012 program book (PDF)
The 7th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference was held November 9 - 10, 2011. The event continued conversations about the current status of
the field, its opportunities for improving the health care of human
populations without cost increases, and the obstacles that face the personalized medicine endeavor, providing a common forum for physicians, scientists,
businesses, the investment community, payers, regulators, policymakers and
the general public to discuss these issues in detail.
2011 program book (PDF)
The 6th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference was held November 17 - 18, 2010. The event engaged a diverse audience of national and
international thought leaders in discussions to advance the
understanding of and commitment to how the promise of personalized
medicine is being and may continue to be fulfilled. The event focused
attention on both achievements and challenges for the field.
2010 program book (PDF)
The 5th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference was held November 18 - 19, 2009. The
two-day conference highlighted the current clinical impact of
personalized medicine and explored how
recent experiences could guide and inform the policies, plans, and actions of
stakeholders in government, academia, and the private sector. The conference attracted
national and international thought leaders.
2009 program book (PDF)
The 4th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference was held November 12 - 14, 2008. The event considered how the
growing importance of personalized medicine should encourage all
stakeholders to take appropriate steps to advance its implementation.
Stellar presenters and panelists addressed many of the political,
economic, and scientific issues that are influencing the pace at which personalized medicine is becoming a reality.
2008 program book (PDF)
The 3rd Annual Personalized Medicine Conference, which reflected a distinctive collaboration between the Harvard Medical
School, Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and Genomics, and Harvard
Business School, was held November 29 - 30, 2007. The event explored the opportunities for making personalized medicine a reality, addressing the
integration of medicine and business in accelerating the adoption of
personalized medicine by bringing together stakeholders, including
leaders from pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies, medicine,
academia, health care providers and payers, regulatory agencies, venture
capitalists and the business community.
2007 program book (PDF)
The 2nd Annual Personalized Medicine
Conference, which reflected a distinctive collaboration between the
School, Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and Genomics, and
Business School, was held November 28 - 29, 2006. The event explored multiple perspectives about how the personalized medicine
revolution has been put into practice and what is required on the part
of physicians, patients, insurers, provider organizations,
pharmaceutical innovators and the business community to ensure its
2006 program book (PDF)
The first Personalized Medicine Conference was held November 3 - 4, 2005. The conference focused on the perspectives of government,
pharmaceutical, academic, and diagnostic leaders, as well as those of
health care providers and payers. The event was concentrated on five
personalized medicine case studies on specific topics, such as lung cancer and
cardiovascular disease. It also highlighted the information
technology infrastructure needed to make personalized medicine a
2005 program book (PDF)