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Keynote Panel at Bio-IT World Expo to Feature Five Leaders in the Field of "Personal Genomics"
Date:3/31/2009

A plenary panel discussion on the exciting field of "personal genomics," featuring five of the most outstanding scientists, physicians and commentators in the field, is among the highlights of the 2009 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo being held April 27-29 at the World Trade Center in Boston.

Needham, Mass. (PRWEB) March 31, 2009 -- A plenary panel discussion on the exciting field of "personal genomics," featuring five of the most outstanding scientists, physicians and commentators in the field, is among the highlights of the 2009 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo being held April 27-29 at the World Trade Center in Boston.

The panel entitled "The Future of Personal Genomics" will take place on Wednesday, April 29, at 8:45 a.m., immediately following a keynote presentation from Complete Genomics CEO, Clifford Reid. Bio-IT World's Editor-in-Chief, Kevin Davies Ph.D., will moderate the discussion featuring five authorities in the field:

  • Jorge Conde, Co-Founder & CEO, Knome, Inc.
  • Robert C. Green, M.D., M.P.H. Professor of Neurology, Genetics and Epidemiology, Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health
  • John Halamka, M.D., M.S., CIO, Harvard Medical School
  • Clifford Reid, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Complete Genomics, Inc.
  • Dietrich Stephan, Ph.D., Co-founder and Chief Science Officer, Navigenics, Inc.

"There is extraordinary excitement and interest in the field of personal or consumer genomics at the moment," commented Bio-IT World's Kevin Davies. "We are in the first throes of a revolution in medicine and healthcare thanks to the collapsing costs of gene analysis and the dramatic success of late in mapping DNA variants that predispose to common dise
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