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Personalized Medicine: Prospect or Pipe Dream?

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


8:00am - 7:30pm


University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Associate Director
Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Arthur Rubenstein, MBBCh
Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and Dean of the School of Medicine


Edward T. Bullmore, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
Vice President for Experimental Medicine, Translational Medicine and Genetics Division, GlaxoSmithKline Research and Development

Brain Functional Networks

Mark Caulfield, MBBS, MD, FRCP
Director, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and the London Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry

Advances in Genetics of Hypertension

James H. Eberwine, PhD
Professor, Interim Co-Director, Penn Genomics Institute, Departments of Pharmacology and Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Genomics, Proteomics and Functional Genomics Platforms that Facilitate Personalized Medicine

William Evans, PharmD
Director and CEO, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis

Cancer Pharmacogenomics: Childhood Leukemia as a Model

Peter Ghazal, PhD
Director, Scottish Centre for Genomic Technology and Informatics, University of Edinburgh Medical School

Systems Biology

Eli Gilboa, PhD
Dodson Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Director, Dodson Interdisciplinary Immunotherapy Institute, Co-leader, Tumor Immunology Research Program, UM/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

mRNA Based Personalization of Vaccine Development

Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Genomic Medicine, Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Duke University

Programs in Personalized Medicine Built on Genomics

Hakon Hakonarson, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Applied Genomics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

High Throughput Applied Human Genomics

John B. Hogenesch, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmacology, ITMAT, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Cell Based Screening Approaches in Characterization of Mammalian Gene Function

Calum Macrae, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Cardiovascular Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

High Throughput Screening in Zebrafish

Jerald P. Radich, MD
Member, Clinical Research Division, Medical Director, Research Trials Office, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Individualization of Therapy in the Leukemias

Eric Schadt, PhD
Senior Scientific Director, Genetics, Rosetta Inpharmatics/Merck

Mapping the Genetic Architecture of Gene Expression in Human Populations to Elucidate Variations in Drug Response

Richard Weinshilboum, MD
Mary Lou and John H. Dasburg Professor in Cancer Genomics Research, Chair, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Professor of Molecular Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics and Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota

The NIH Pharmacogenetics Research Network

H. Steven Wiley, PhD
Director, Biomolecular Systems Initiative, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Systems Biology and Cancer

Session Chairs

Ian A. Blair, PhD
A. N. Richards Professor of Pharmacology, Director, Program in Systems Biology, ITMAT, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Christopher Bowe
U.S. Healthcare Correspondent, Financial Times
Arthur Caplan, PhD
Chair, Department of Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania
C. Thomas Caskey, MD, FACP
Chief Operating Officer & CEO-Elect/Director-Elect, The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine
Executive Vice President for Molecular Medicine & Genetics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Stacey Gabriel, PhD
Director, Genetic Analysis Platform, the Broad Institute
Pete Kirkpatrick, PhD
Chief Editor, Nature Reviews Drug Discovery
Larry J. Kricka, DPhil, FACB, CChem, FRSC, FRCPath
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Director of General Chemistry, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Stephen Prescott, MD
President, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Roundtable Panelists

Arthur Caplan, PhD
Chair, Department of Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania

Getting Kind of Personal: Ethics, Personalized Medicine and Genetic Discrimination

Barry Coller, MD
Physician in Chief, David Rockefeller Professor of Medicine, Rockefeller University

Should Antiplatelet Therapy be Personalized?

Rory Collins, FRCP, FmedSci
Principal Investigator and Chief Executive, UK Biobank

Need for Large-Scale Population Studies

Alastair JJ Wood, MD
Managing Director, Symphony Capital
Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pharmacology, Cornell Medical School NYC

Getting Personal--What do we need to know?

Co-Sponsored by the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and The Applera Charitable Foundation in Celebration of the Applied Biosystems 25th Anniversary