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26 January 2016

Special Session! At the Nexus of Life Science Research in BC

On February 11, join leaders from our life sciences community to discuss hot topics in data, personalized medicine and new initiatives. This special session is part of the Heart + Lung Scientific Symposium (February 11-12).

For those not attending the full symposium, a registration option for this afternoon is available and includes this session and the Alan Bernstein Distinguished Lecture featuring renowned computational biologist and genome scientist, Dr. John Quackenbush. Registration fee for the afternoon is $25 and also includes the networking reception. To register click here. The full program can be found here.


1:30-3:30 Session 3: At the Nexus of Life Science Research in BC – Collaborations Between Public, Private, and Non-Governmental Organizations

Session 3A: The value of public databases will be maximized through private enterprise partnership

Access to public health databases for innovative commercial opportunities

Maximizing value from health data – The intensification of data analytics for improved delivery of care

PHEMI’s disruptive data technologies for innovative care – a case study

Session 3B: Personalized medicine – A tangible return on public investment in health care and medical research

The frontier of personalized medicine for heart, lung, and vessel research – What to expect tomorrow

Moving biomarker discoveries beyond the pages of scientific journals and into health care

Maximizing impacts by assembling cohorts, sharing data, and practicing open science

3:30-4:30 Alan Bernstein Distinguished Lecture

Using Networks to Re-examine the Genome-Phenome Connection
John Quackenbush – Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

4:30 Reception

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