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Summarizing the Impact of the 17th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference

On behalf of PMC, I am pleased to summarize the impact of the 17th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference that took place on November 30 and December 1 and to share this link to the conference video recordings.

The conference was a resounding success.

With confirmed speakers from every sector of the health care system and media participation from representatives of outlets including The Washington Post, Fortune magazine, and Endpoints News, the conference provided business executives, clinicians, researchers, and patients with an opportunity to demonstrate how far personalized medicine has come — and how far it still has to go — two decades after the first sequencing of a human genome in 2003.

For attendees, this year’s conference offered unprecedented networking opportunities. Nearly a third of the 300 participants in this year’s conference were CEOs, Principals, or Managing Directors at their respective institutions, making this our most distinguished audience ever.

Most importantly, we are confident that our audience of business executives, clinicians, journalists, researchers, and patients left the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, CA, with a clearer understanding of the many ways that personalized medicine can improve patient care and help health systems make better use of finite health care resources, as well as the many challenges that we face in bringing the benefits of personalized medicine to all patients.

As one attendee put it in an email earlier this week:

The conference offered “symbols of hope, or maybe just optimism, for a better world — perhaps just around the corner.”

PMC continues to believe in this better world and we look forward to engaging you in further developing it next year, beginning with a request for information about 2024 conference topics that will go out to PMC members in January.