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CEPMED Hosts Pioneers in Personalized Medicine in Montreal at the International Economic Forum

(PRWEB) June 2, 2010

CEPMED has attracted an impressive line-up of speakers to participate in a session devoted to personalized medicine at the International Financial Forum of the Americas on June ten in Montreal. Speakers at the session, titled ?Personalized Medicine: Stakes and Opportunities?, include Leroy Hood, Edward Abrahams, Raju Kucherlapati, Sharon Terry and Ryan Phelan.

The content material of the session will concentrate on how personalized medicine can increase the efficacy, safety and expense-effectiveness of healthcare and how current expertise and technologies can be applied right now to realize these rewards.

Leroy Hood is a world-top scientist whose accomplishments includes inventing the automated DNA sequencer, founding the Institute for Systems Biology, and acting as an early advocate for and important player in the Human Genome Project. Edward Abrahams leads the most prominent organization for the promotion of PM the Washington DC based Personalized Medicine Coalition. Raju Kucherlapati has spearheaded several profitable initiatives in study and public education at the Harvard Medical School-Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and was recently named by President Obama to participate in a blue ribbon White Home panel on bioethics. Sharon Terry is a co-founder of the Genetic Alliance and an international advocate for genomic analysis on uncommon genetic diseases, an accomplishment motivated by the wish to aid her own kids who are afflicted by a genetic disease. Ryan Phelan is a serial social entrepreneur and customer health advocate who started the initial medical library for shoppers, founded a nonprofit healthcare organization that led to a national model for humanizing US hospitals and founded Direct Medical Understanding. She is founder and CEO of DNA Direct, a organization that gives genetic expertise and Net-based choice help, and was lately acquired by Medco Wellness Options.

'Personalized Medicine: Stakes and Opportunities' is sponsored jointly by CEPMED, Genome Quebec and In Vivo Montreal. Much more data about the International Economic Forum and this session can be identified at http://www.conferencedemontreal.com/en.

Cepmed, the Center of Excellence in Personalized Medicine, is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting the science and practice of personalized medicine by means of study, commercialization and education. It is a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Study (CECR) and supported by the Canadian Government, Genome Quebec as properly as private partners which includes Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Novartis and Merck.

For extra data or for parties interested in attending the session (a limited quantity of free passes are available), please make contact with:

Katherine Bonter
Director of Advocacy and Promotion, Cepmed
Tel: (514) 670-7658


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