Personalized Medicine’s 20th Anniversary: from promise to practice

Date & Time 30 November – 1 December 2023
Location Californa, United States

This Autumn, the Personalized Medicine Coalition will convene scientists, business executives and policymakers to celebrate its 20-year anniversary & discuss the benefits of personalised medicine.

After the first sequencing of a human genome in 2003, officials from the U.S. National Institutes of Health introduced personalised medicine as a “newly created discipline” that promised to “make a profound difference to the health and well-being of all the people of this world.”

For two decades, researchers and industry leaders in health and medicine have vigorously pursued this vision, driving more than 100,000 molecular tests and 300 personalsed medicines to the market. Straining against complex bureaucracies in business and government, many policymakers and clinicians have worked diligently to translate rapidly emerging scientific triumphs over certain cancers, rare genetic diseases, and common and infectious conditions into improved care for patients and their families.

But even in the areas of medicine where personalsed medicine can make the biggest difference, many physicians are still basing most of their treatment decisions on outdated one-size-fits-all assumptions. As a result, some patients with serious and rapidly progressing diseases will never receive targeted medicines that could have helped them.

How can we accelerate investment in research and development to drive safer, more effective, and more innovative diagnostics and therapies to the market? And, equally important, how can we put in place an improved paradigm that brings the advantages of personalised medicine to every patient who can benefit from it?

The Personalized Medicine Coalition’s 17th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference is designed to help answer these questions. Titled “Personalized Medicine’s 20th Anniversary: From Promise to Practice,” this year’s conference will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point.

Toni Andreu, EATRIS Scientific Director, will be in attendance and taking part at a panel discussion at the event.

Learn more and register to the conference here.