2017 Keynote Speaker

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Pediatric Academic Societies is excited to announce that its keynote speaker for the 2017 meeting will be Atul Butte, MD, PhD, inaugural Director of the Institute for Computational Health Sciences, Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF, and Executive Director for Clinical Informatics, University of California Health Sciences and Services. Dr. Butte’s talk, Translating Ten Trillion Points of Data into Therapies, Diagnostics, and New Insights into Disease, will focus on the nature of public molecular data, how that data can be used to find new uses for drugs or new disease diagnostics, and how it can help with diagnostics and prognostics in precision medicine.

As a computer scientist, pediatrician, and founder of several data-driven biomedical companies including Personalis and NuMedii, Dr. Butte is uniquely positioned to speak on this important topic, itself the subject of recent legislation. Says Butte, “There is an urgent need to take what we have learned in our new ‘genome era’ and use it to create a new system of precision medicine, delivering the best preventative or therapeutic intervention at the right time, for the right patients.”

Dr. Butte is the principal investigator of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine; the California Precision Medicine Consortium, and ImmPort, the clinical and molecular data repository for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He has over 200 publications to his name, has been repeatedly featured in Wired Magazine and the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.

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