Henry Ford Precision Medicine Symposium

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Buerki Auditorium
Henry Ford Hospital
2799 West Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202

Program Description

The Henry Ford Precision Medicine Program is bringing together the world’s leading experts to share knowledge and foster new collaborations in the field precision medicine. Speakers will showcase their transformative initiatives and the research being conducted at Henry Ford and other leading global institutions to progress the precision medicine and big data landscape.

You will hear from leading global institutions about precision medicine and the big data landscape, pharmacogenomics, the importance of data aggregation and use of discrete data for a learning health system, and the future state vision for big data and AI.

Symposium Objectives

  • Increase awareness of precision medicine trends and research and its application to clinical care and impact on patient outcomes
  • Highlight the importance of data aggregation for a learning health system and discuss the future state vision for big data and AI
  • Highlight the work of key experts in the field of precision medicine

Program Agenda Highlights

The Importance of Data

8:00 a.m. Data Aggregation and Learning Health Systems – Jon Hirsch, Founder and President, Syapse

8:30 a.m. Henry Ford Health System Data Assets and Analytic Strategy – Tom Mikkelsen, MD, Medical Director, Precision Medicine Program & Clinical Trials, HFHS; Laila M. Poisson, Ph.D., Section Head of Methods
Research and Data Coordination, HFHS Department of Public Health Sciences; Aaron Wooten, HFHS Vice President, IT Physician Practice Alignment and HIE

9:30 a.m. All of Us and HFHS – Joshua Denny, MD, MS, Chief Executive Officer, National Institute of Health
All of Us Research Program

Next Generation Research and Clinical Trials

10:30 a.m. Clinical Trials in the Era of Big Data: Platform Trials and Adaptive Research – Expert from the Global Coalition for Adaptive Research (GCAR)

11:15 a.m. Henry Ford Health System Clinical Trials: Tactics and Strategies

Precision Medicine in the Clinic

1:00 p.m. Beyond Oncology: Pharmacogenomics for Common Diseases – L. Keoki Williams, MD, MPH, HFHS Director, Center for Individualized and Genomic Medicine Research (CIGMA), and Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine

1:30 p.m. Precision Diagnostics Powering Precision Medicine: Henry Ford Experience – Dhananajay Chitale, MD, HFHS Vice Chair, Anatomic Pathology, and Division Head, Molecular Pathology and Genomic Medicine

2:00 p.m. A.I. and Pathology Imaging – Ulysses Balis, MD, Professor and Director, Division of Pathology Informatics at University of Michigan Department of Pathology

2:30 p.m. Panel: Navigating the Precision Medicine Stakeholder Continuum – Health Alliance Plan speaker; Igor Rybkin, MD, PhD, Oncologist, Henry Ford Cancer institute; HFHS Molecular

Pathology speaker; Marianne Chacon, MD, Principal Medical Director, Personalized Healthcare, Us Medical Affairs, Genentech Inc.

3:30 p.m. Conclusion and Closing Remarks

Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion Reception and Building Tours

More information

For more information, please contact Henry Ford Precision Medicine Manager Kristen Collins


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