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The Personalized Medicine Conference by Health Tech Austin

  • Capital Factory 700 San Jacinto Boulevard Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)


The future of medicine is health care that is customized to fit the individual patient. In its early stages now, personalized, or precision, medicine uses tests of biomarkers and other genetic information to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases.

This conference will explore key issues in this evolving field, including the revolutionary CRISPR gene-editing technology featuring the CEO of Caribou Biosciences. Other featured speakers will discuss how personalized medicine and other innovations are improving the lives of cancer patients, precision medicine and clinical trials, as well as funding opportunities for innovators and the kinds of projects venture capitalists are interested in financing.


Event Type: Paid $100-135 Tickets


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7:45 am Registration and Breakfast

8:05 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:20 am The Past, Present, and Future of Personalized Medicine

Personalized medicine is not a new field. It has been always here. Practitioners always took into account the mental, physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of their individual patients, so that they could receive the best possible medical care tailored to their individual needs according to standard of care of the time. Manoj Saxena will discuss how personalized medicine has evolved and how tech innovations will be a dominant factor for it's future.

9:20 am A Changing Landscape for Clinical Trials

This panel will discuss the changing world of patient recruitment and drug testing, as well as the development of personalized treatments for patients. These thought leaders will discuss how researchers are now using other companies, as well as the traditional routes of physicians and other health care providers recruiting patients. How is clinical trial recruitment changing and to what is extent is individual patient data being used to match people more directly to possible drugs and other therapies that might change the course of their disease? How is personalized medicine advancing drug targeting to more accurately match patients to specific therapies?

10:30 am Networking Break

11:00 am Investing in the Future of Medicine

Although we are in the early stages of personalized medicines, emerging technologies are speeding up the field. What are some of the new technologies and innovations that are most exciting? What kinds of projects are most likely to get funded and what are investors looking for? These venture capitalists will share advice for startups and entrepreneurs who have ideas or projects for which they are seeking VC funding?

12:10 pm Networking Lunch

1:30 pm The Transformative Power of CRISPR

CRISPR is on the cusp of changing the way scientists and practitioners study, diagnose, and treat a variety of disorders, including cancer and rare diseases. Rachel Haurwitz will address CRISPR’s role in personalized medicine, how it’s being used now, the impact it is having on diseases, opportunities for startups and ethical considerations this technology raises as it marches forward.

2:30 pm The Future of Cancer and Personalized Medicine

Finding the most effective treatment for patients with cancer is a big challenge for oncologists, but personalized medicine is making it easier. These thought leaders will share some examples of how personalized medicine is changing the lives of cancer patients and where is oncology heading as a result? What new ideas are researchers exploring and how can startups help advance this field?

3:40 pm Announcements and Closing Remarks

Post Conference Reception | Omni Hotel Lobby Bar