November 12 – 14, 2024 • Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Boston, MA



Welcome Reception

6:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Hotel Commonwealth
500 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215


An Evolving Landscape

8:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
8:50 a.m.
President’s Message

SPEAKER | Edward Abrahams, Ph.D., President, Personalized Medicine Coalition

9:00 a.m.
Amgen, Personalized Medicine, and the Future of the Pharmaceutical Industry

For nearly two decades, Amgen, a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry, has leaned into the development of innovative personalized medicines that promise big benefits for relatively small patient populations. Executive Vice President David Reese discusses the future of the company and the field.

MODERATOR | Clifton Leaf, former Editor-in-Chief, Fortune magazine

KEYNOTE SPEAKER | David Reese, M.D., Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Amgen

9:30 a.m.
Illumina’s Next Steps and the Future of Personalized Medicine

Illumina, a $23 billion genomic sequencing technology company, has broad-based ambitions for personalized medicine to transform health care across multiple fronts. CEO Jacob Thaysen reveals his vision for the future.

MODERATOR | Clifton Leaf, former Editor-in-Chief, Fortune magazine

KEYNOTE SPEAKER | Jacob Thaysen, Ph.D., CEO, Illumina

10:00 a.m.
Networking Break
10:45 a.m.
The Business of Personalized Medicine

Industry innovation drives progress in personalized medicine. But the path to market is fraught with obstacles. Pioneering investors and executives reflect on their experiences to date.

MODERATOR | Michael Pellini, M.D., Managing Partner, Section 32

Brian Caveney, M.D., Chief Medical & Scientific Officer, Labcorp

Sam Raha, Chief Operating Officer, Myriad Genetics

Michael Vasconcelles, M.D., former Chief Medical Officer, ImmunoGen

11:30 a.m.
Presentation of the Annual Award for Leadership in Personalized Medicine

The Annual Award for Leadership in Personalized Medicine recognizes an individual whose contributions in science, business, and policy have helped advance the frontiers of the field.

PRESENTER | Brian Munroe, Founder, Board Member, Personalized Medicine Coalition

AWARDEE | Emily Kramer-Golinkoff, Co-Founder, Emily’s Entourage

12:00 p.m.
Lunch Break
1:00 p.m.
Three Decades as Executive, Caregiver, and Philanthropist: Christi Shaw Reflects

Christi Shaw has served as the CEO of a pioneering biopharmaceutical company, as a board member for several life sciences companies, and as a co-founder of the More Moments More Memories Foundation. She also spent a year as a full-time caregiver to her sister. Ms. Shaw reflects on three decades of service to the health care community.

MODERATOR | Kathy Bloomgarden, CEO, Ruder Finn

SPEAKER | Christi Shaw, former CEO, Kite Pharma

1:30 p.m.
Personalized Medicine: A Global Endeavor

All countries benefit from the advancement of personalized medicine. National leaders reflect on shared challenges and opportunities.

MODERATOR | Antonio Andreu, M.D., Ph.D., Scientific Director, European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine

Josh Denny, M.D., CEO, All of Us Research Program, U.S. National Institutes of Health

Monika Frenzel, Ph.D., Research Funding and Support Leader, European Partnership for Personalised Medicine; International Coordinator, French National Research Agency

2:15 p.m.
Early Detection and the Future of Cancer Care

By detecting molecular cancer signals in the bloodstreams of seemingly healthy patients, a new generation of minimally invasive early cancer detection tests promises to put more patients on the path to personalized cancer treatment, sooner. What might this mean for the future of cancer care? Leading voices discuss.

MODERATOR | Felice Freyer, President, Association of Health Care Journalists

Christina Annunziata, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Extramural Discovery Science, American Cancer Society

Tomasz Beer, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Multi-Cancer Early Detection, Exact Sciences

Helmy Eltoukhy, Ph.D., Chairman, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Guardant Health

Bruce Ratner, Author, Early Detection: Catching Cancer When It’s Curable

Sapna Syngal, M.D., Director of Strategic Planning for Prevention and Early Cancer Detection, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

3:00 p.m.
Networking Break
3:45 p.m.
Pediatrics and Personalized Medicine

The era of personalized medicine has brought breakthrough advancements in areas like genomic sequencing and gene therapy. Will this reshape the futures of pediatric patients with rare genetic diseases? Leading voices discuss opportunities and challenges.

MODERATOR | Paul Billings, M.D., Ph.D., former CEO, Biological Dynamics

Lillian Garvin, Operations Lead, Center of Precision Medicine, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Mira Irons, M.D., Associate Chief, Genetics and Genomics, Boston Children’s Hospital

David Goldstein, Ph.D., CEO, Actio Biosciences

Julia Vitarello, Mila’s mom, Founder, CEO, Mila’s Miracle Foundation

4:30 p.m.
Visions for AI and the Future of Personalized Medicine

Artificial intelligence technologies can query the divergent effects of preventive and treatment interventions across a previously unimaginable range of data points. What might this mean for the future of personalized medicine? Leading voices share visions.

CHAIRPERSON | Joe Franklin, Ph.D., J.D., Head of Strategic Affairs, Verily

Okan Ekinci, M.D., Senior Vice President, Global Head of Marketing & Innovation, Roche Information Solutions

John Ellithorpe, Ph.D., President, DNAnexus

Jonathan Kish, Ph.D., Head of Quantitative Sciences, Flatiron Health

Kate Sasser, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Tempus

5:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks

SPEAKER | Edward Abrahams, Ph.D., President, Personalized Medicine Coalition

6:00 p.m.
Signature Reception

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


A Systemic Response

8:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
9:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks

SPEAKER | Lincoln Nadauld, M.D., Ph.D., President, CEO, Culmination Bio

9:05 a.m.
American Public Policies and the Future of Personalized Medicine

As the Chief Medical Officer of the pharmaceutical industry’s leading trade association, Michael Ybarra, an emergency medicine physician, is helping industry executives shape and navigate shifting scientific, economic, and political landscapes in Washington and around the world. Dr. Ybarra shares the pharmaceutical industry’s point-of-view on the status and future of personalized medicine in light of recent public policy changes in the United States.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER | Michael Ybarra, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, PhRMA

9:30 a.m.
Precision Partnership: Point32Health/GRAIL Discuss Payer Coverage Pilot Program for Multi-Cancer Early Detection Testing

GRAIL and Point32Health are evaluating the impact of blood-based screening tests used to detect cancers before they cause symptoms in a real-world health plan setting. Partner executives reflect on the findings to date.

MODERATOR | Felice Freyer, President, Association of Health Care Journalists

Joshua Ofman, M.D., President, GRAIL

Kate Wallis, Vice President, Clinical Innovation, Point32Health

10:15 a.m.
Networking Break
11:00 a.m.
Clinical Adoption of Personalized Medicine: Opportunities and Challenges

For clinical care providers, personalized medicine may present opportunities to improve care for their patients and make better use of scarce resources by targeting treatments to those most likely to benefit from them. But spearheading the clinical adoption of personalized medicine is anything but easy. Representatives from leading clinical institutions reflect on opportunities and challenges.

MODERATOR | Susanne Munksted, Chief Precision Medicine Officer, Diaceutics

Justin Brueck, System Vice President, Innovation and Research, Endeavor Health

Manoja Lecamwasam, Ph.D., System Vice President, Intellectual Property, Strategic Life Sciences and Device Innovation, CommonSpirit Health

Apostolia M. Tsimberidou, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department Of Investigational Therapeutics, The University Of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

11:45 a.m.
Introducing a Clinical Adoption Roadmap for Personalized Medicine

Daryl Pritchard, who serves as the Senior Vice President for Science Policy at the Personalized Medicine Coalition, introduces the Coalition’s new Roadmap for Addressing Clinical Practice Gaps in Personalized Medicine.

SPEAKER | Daryl Pritchard, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Science Policy, Personalized Medicine Coalition

12:00 p.m.
Personalized Medicine: 20 Years Later

After the first sequencing of a human genome in 2003, officials from the U.S. National Institutes of Health introduced personalized medicine as a “newly created discipline” that promised to “make a profound difference to the health and well-being of all the people of this world.” Pioneering leaders reflect on the past, present, and future of this promise.

MODERATOR | Edward Abrahams, Ph.D., President, Personalized Medicine Coalition

Mark Levin, Partner, Third Rock Ventures

Ralph Snyderman, M.D., James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Duke University

Janet Woodcock, M.D., former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

1:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks

SPEAKER | Christopher J. Wells, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Personalized Medicine Coalition

1:05 p.m.
Brown Bag Lunch