Health care leaders, government policy makers, health care providers, researchers, industry experts, academic leaders, and consumer and patient advocacy groups will be among the more than 200 attendees gathering at
With a conference theme of "Translating Science to Personalized Health Care," invited speakers include
Speakers and expert panels will discuss: -- Opportunities and challenges of developing targeted therapies, genetic tests, biomarkers and other diagnostic tools to deliver personalized health care -- Strategies for increased collaboration between industry and academia -- The latest developments in cancer biomarkers discoveries and the current practice in personalized cancer therapy -- Challenges and opportunities of reforming current health care and creating a value-based, patient-centric health care system
Personalized health care utilizes gene-based information to understand each person's individual requirements for maintaining their health, preventing disease and tailoring therapies. It is predictive and preventive, while also incorporating knowledge of an individual's environment, health-related behaviors, culture and values.
"Personalized health care is emerging as one of the most significant developments in health care in the 21st century," said Dr.
Complete information about the conference program, registration, keynote speakers and personalized medicine are available at http://www.cphc.osu.edu/ .