Surfing the Big Waves in Health Innovation: Big Data & Personalized Medicine - MaRS Global Leadership
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)
Come learn how the innovation waves of Big Data and Personalized Medicine are reshaping the patient care pathway and what is being done to address adoption barriers.
While these trends offer new opportunities to solve many of today’s most pressing healthcare concerns, healthcare systems globally are wrestling with how to implement and measure their value to benefit patients, physicians and industry.
Join our international thought-leading panelists for a dive into the consequences of the explosion of new health data and personalized medicine:
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration and Networking
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Panel Discussion
Phyllis Frosst, Senior Policy Fellow, Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC)
Dr. Phyllis Frost is the Senior Policy Fellow at the Personalized Medicine Coalition in Washington, DC. Dr. Frost works with a broad spectrum of academic, industrial, patient, provider and payer organizations to reach consensus on policy issues impacting understanding and adoption of personalized medicine for the benefit of patients and shares those views with policy makers. Prior to the PMC, Dr. Frost was a senior advisor for Policy, Communications and Strategic Alliances at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the head of policy and program analysis at the National Human Genome Institute, both at the National Institutes of Health.
Maneesh Juneja, Digital Health Futurist
Dr. Fiona Stewart, MBE, Chair, UKGTN Genetic Test Evaluation Working Group
Dr. Fiona Stewart, MBE is Chair of the UK Genetic Testing Network Genetic Testing and Evaluation Working group, which assesses genetic tests being offered in the UK, and is a member of the UKGTN steering group. She has been very involved in the development of testing criteria, which enable genetic tests to be targeted appropriately. Dr. Stewart qualified in medicine from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in 1985. She has been a consultant in genetic medicine in the Northern Ireland Regional Genetics Service since 1995 and was head of service from 2000 to 2012. She was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2012 of her services to clinical genetics.
Presented in partnership with the Life sciences and healthcare practice at MaRS
MaRS (www.marsdd.com) is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies.
MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and entertainment technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose businesses.
Social Innovation Generation (SiG) (www.sigeneration.ca) is a collaborative partnership founded by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the University of Waterloo, the MaRS Discovery District, and the PLAN Institute. Our ultimate goal is to support whole system change through changing the broader economic, cultural and policy context in Canada to allow social innovations to flourish.
Ashoka (canada.ashoka.org) is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – individuals with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka is redefining the global citizen sector by creating a system of collaborative entrepreneurship. Connecting the work of individual social entrepreneurs to business, academic and public sector partners, they create a network effect driving the sector forward and developing new solutions to global problems.
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