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Personalized Medicine Conference

30 Sep 2015 - 03 Oct 2015

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Chairs

Ron Mazumder
Johnson and Johnson

Report

This inaugural Personalized Medicine conference covered topics such as biomarkers and companion diagnostics, big data, next generation sequencing, gene editing, cancer immunotherapy and ethics. A diverse group of scientists, physicians and physician-scientists from academia and industry attended and participated in oral and poster presentations and lively panel discussions.

Day 1 focused on biomarkers, with an opening presentation from Dr. Ron Mazumder of Johnson and Johnson who gave an industry perspective on developing companion diagnostics for targeted therapies. Dr. Shyamala Maheswaran from the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center then discussed how circulating tumor cells can be used to understand patients’ disease progression and to gain insights into metastasis. Dr. Lynn Wang of The University of Chicago then presented data on resistance mutations arising after treatment with ibrutinib. Professor Michael Heller of The University of California at San Diego presented a technology to characterize cell free biomarkers. Dr. Minoli Perera of The University of Chicago presented data on warfarin pharmacogenomics in minority populations. Dr. Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson of The University of Pennsylvania discussed challenges and progress in the implementation of next generation sequencing in a large academic medical center. Dr. Erdam Bangi of The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai discussed the use of flies to understand pathway biology. Dr. Megan Lim of The University of Pennsylvania discussed various molecular markers she is investigating in lymphoma targeted therapies. Dr. Rong Fan of Yale University presented an exciting new multiplex technology to study cytokines in immunity and hematopoietic malignancy. The last speaker of the day was  Daryl Pritchard who discussed challenges facing the implementation of personalized medicine from a policy and regulatory perspective.

Day 2 focused on personalized medicine in areas other than oncology, evolutionary biology and ethics. Dr. Daniel Rader of The University of Pennsylvania discussed the use of personalized medicine in prevention of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Gerard Schellenberg of The University of Pennsylvania discussed personalized medicine in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders. Dr. Seth Crosby of Washington University presented data on new molecular tools in the search for rare alleles. Dr. Paul Billings discussed broad perspectives in implementation of precision medicine. Dr. David Whitcomb of The University of Pittsburgh discussed the use of personalized medicine in gastrointestinal disorders. Dr. Carlo Maley of Arizona State University discussed evolutionary paths in cancer and implications for personalized medicine. Dr. Athena Aktipis of Arizona State University discussed multicellular organisms and implications for cancer evolution. These discussions were followed by a session on ethics. Dr. Jessica Mosersky of The University of Pennsylvania discussed ethical considerations in fetus characterization. Dr. Dena Davis of Lehigh University gave a compelling and emotional talk on suicide in patients with dementia. Dr. Bob Cook Deegan of Duke University discussed data access in the new digital age. Lastly, Jennifer Wagner discussed disruptive concepts from the perspective of a large health care system.

Day 3 focused on data analysis, next generation sequencing, gene editing and cancer immunotherapy. Dr. Gunaretnam Rajagopal from Johnson and Johnson discussed challenges and progress in analyzing big data. Dr. Peter Nagy of Columbia University discussed optimizing exome sequencing data analysis. Dr. Rong Chen of The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai discussed big data and identification of driver mutations. Dr. James Broach of The Penn State College of Medicine presented genomic analyses in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Dr. Mira Marcus-Kalish of Tel Aviv University discussed her work in data analysis of small and large datasets. Dr. Gary Schroth of Illumina discussed RNA sequencing methodologies for formalin fixed paraffin embedded samples in cancer and gave a nice overview of next generation sequencing. Dr. Ilan Kirsch discussed the use of sequencing of T cell receptors to guide therapeutic regimens. Dr. David Roth of The University of Pennsylvania discussed progress and challenges over the last three years in setting up a clinical diagnostic sequencing service at a large patient-oriented institution. Dr. Matthew Porteus of Stanford University discussed progress and challenges in genome editing for therapeutic purposes. Lastly, Dr. Bruce Levin of The University of Pennsylvania gave an inspirational talk on the benefits of immunotherapy for difficult to treat cancers.

All of the meeting participants were highly engaged and had numerous active discussions during and after the sessions. Positive feedback was also given on the high quality posters that were presented throughout the meeting. Several potential collaboration discussions and follow up meetings were scheduled amongst the participants. This conference was and will continue to be a fantastic networking and knowledge gathering forum for personalized medicine researchers.

Johnson and Johnson was a Diamond sponsor of the event while The University of Pennsylvania and Foundation Medicine were each Silver sponsors. The Personalized Medicine Coalition, The Journal of Personalized Medicine, BMC Medicine, and Applied and Translational Genomics were media partners.

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Personalized Medicine Conference

30 Sep 2015 - 03 Oct 2015

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Chairs

Ron Mazumder
Johnson and Johnson

Synopsis

The first in the series of the Personalized Medicine conference.

New technologies and therapeutic approaches are being developed and implemented which could transform patient management in the near future.

This Personalized Medicine conference will address several of these key areas:
- Overviews of Personalized Medicine
- Cardiovascular Health
- Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
- Gene Therapy
- Cancer Immunotherapy
- Ethics in Personalized Medicine 
- The Diagnostics-Pharma Convergence
- Cancer genomics
- Bioinformatics

Learning Objectives

Develop a deeper understanding of key research questions, challenges, approaches and results in each of the topics. The conference participant will hear key findings and future directions for research in each topic.

Target Audience

Scientists and physician-scientists in academia, biotech and pharmaceutical companies who would like to gain a better understanding in any of the above areas or engage in discussions on state of the art in each of these areas. Specifically, researchers working in clinical research or clinical development, biomarkers, translational research and computational biology will find this conference very appealing.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Dr Matthew Porteus (Stanford School of Medicine)
THERAPEUTIC GENOME EDITING  

Dr. Gary Schroth (Illumina)
NEXT GENERATION RNA-SEQ ANALYSIS 

Dr. Bruce Levine (University of Pennsylvania)
CREATING EXCEPTIONAL IMMUNITY: ENGINEERED PATIENT CELLS TO TREAT THEIR UNTREATABLE CANCERS

Dr. Gunaretnam Rajagopal (Johnson & Johnson)
BIG DATA IN PRECISION MEDICINE – CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES 

Dr. Carlo Maley (University of California, San Francisco)
IMPLICATIONS OF THE EVOLUTION OF CANCER FOR PERSONALIZED MEDICINE

Dr. Jessica Mozersky (University of Pennsylvania)
THE ETHICS OF PERSONALIZED MEDICINE 

Dr. Omar Perez (Pfizer)

Dr. Gerard Schellenberg (University of Pennsylvania)
PERSONALIZED MEDICINE AND NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS. WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?

Dr. Megan Lim (University of Pennsylvania)
MOLECULAR MARKERS FOR TARGETED THERAPY IN LYMPHOMA

Dr. Kojo S. Elenitoba-Johnson (University of Pennsylvania)
PROSPECTS, IMPACT, OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF CLINICAL NEXT GENERATION SEQUENCING

Dr. Athena Aktipis (Arizona State University)
CANCER AS CHEATING IN MULTICELLULAR COOPERATION

Dr. Lanny Kirsch (Adaptive Biotechnologies)
IMMUNOSEQUENCING IN THE SERVICE OF CLINICAL MANAGEMENT AND THERAPEUTIC GUIDANCE

Dr. Shyamala Maheswaran (Harvard University)
MOLECULAR EVOLUTION OF CIRCULATING TUMOR CELLS

Professor David Whitcomb (University of Pittsburgh)
WHAT IS PERSONALIZED MEDICINE, AND WHAT SHOULD IT REPLACE?

Professor Dan Rader (University of Pennsylvania)
PERSONALIZED PREVENTIVE MEDICINE: CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE AS A PARADIGM

Prof. Dr. Seth Crosby (Washington University)
NEW TOOLS IN THE SEARCH FOR RARE ALLELES 

Dr. Daryl Pritchard (Personalized Medicine Coalition)
INTEGRATING PERSONALIZED MEDICINE INTO HEALTHCARE PRACTICE: COMMON CHALLENGES AND POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS

Dr. Paul R. Billings (Life Technologies)
REAL PRECISION MEDICINE 

Dr. Rong Chen (Mount Sinai Hospital)

USING BIG DATA TO INTERPRET PERSONAL GENOMES FOR DRIVE MUTATIONS, PROTECTIVE ALLELES, AND PRECISION MEDICINE

Dr. Dena Davis (Lehigh University)

Dr. Jennifer Wagner (Geisinger Health System)

Professor Robert Cook-Deegan (Duke University)
DATA ACCESS AND TRANSPARENT ANALYSIS: FROM BERMUDA PRINCIPLES TO THE GLOBAL ALLIANCE

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Personalized Medicine Conference

30 Sep 2015 - 03 Oct 2015

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Chairs

Ron Mazumder
Johnson and Johnson

Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Invited Speakers

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Personalized Medicine Conference

30 Sep 2015 - 03 Oct 2015

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Chairs

Ron Mazumder
Johnson and Johnson

Programme

Wednesday 30th September 2015

14:00 – 15:00

Registration & Reception

14:00 – 14:45

Group Welcome Lunch

BIOMARKERS A&B

Session Chair:  Ron Mazumder

14:45 – 15:00

Opening Comments

 

15:00 – 15:35

Ron Mazumder
Johnson and Johnson

EXECUTING ON PERSONALIZED MEDICINE: CURRENT CHALLENGES AND THOUGHTS FOR THE FUTURE

15:35 – 16:00

Shyamala Maheswaran
Massachusetts General Hospital

MOLECULAR EVOLUTION OF CIRCULATING TUMOR CELLS

16:00 –16:15

Y.Lynn Wang
The University of Chicago

PRECISION MEDICINE IN LYMPHOMA: MUTATIONS AND PATHWAY ANOMALIES LEADING TO IBRUTINIB RESISTANCE IN CLL AND NON-HODGKIN LYMPHOMAS

16:15 –16:30

Michael Heller
University of California San Diego

CELL FREE DNA/RNA BIOMARKERS FROM HEMATOLOGICAL CANCER, SOLID TUMORS AND TBI PATIENTS AND ROLE IN PERSONALIZED MEDICINE

16:30 – 17:00

Refreshments

17:00 – 17:15

Minoli Perera
University of Chicago

WARFARIN PHARACOGENOMICS IN MINORITY POPULATIONS

17:15 – 17:50

Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson University of Pennsylvania

PROSPECTS, IMPACT, OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF CLINICAL NEXT GENERATION SEQUENCING

17:50 – 18:05

Erdem Bangi
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

PERSONALIZED CANCER THERAPEUTICS USING FLIES

18:05 – 18:30

Megan Lim
University of Pennsylvania

MOLECULAR MARKERS FOR TARGETED THERAPY IN LYMPHOMA

18:30 – 18:45

Rong Fan
Yale University

SINGLE CELL, 42-PLEX CYTOKINE ANALYSIS OF IMMUNE DEFENSE AND HEMATOPOIETIC MALIGNACY

18:45 – 19:10

Daryl Pritchard
Personalized Medicine Coalition

INTEGRATING PERSONALIZED MEDICINE INTO HEALTHCARE PRACTICE: COMMON CHALLENGES AND POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS

19:10

Group Dinner

 

 

Thursday 1st October 2015

07:00 – 08:30

Group Breakfast

EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY AND PERSONALIZED CANCER DIAGNOSTICS AND GENETICS

Session Chair: Paul Billings

08:30 – 09:05

Daniel Rader

University of Pennsylvania

PERSONALIZED PREVENTIVE MEDICINE: CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE AS A PARADIGM

09:05 – 09:30

Gerard Schellenberg
University of Pennsylvania

PERSONALIZED MEDICINE AND NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS.  WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?

09:30 – 10:05

Seth Crosby
Washington University

NEW TOOLS IN THE SEARCH FOR RARE ALLELES

10:05 – 10:40

Paul Billings
Johnson and Johnson

REAL PRECISION MEDICINE

10:40 – 11:10

Refreshments

11:10 – 11:35

David Whitcomb
University of Pittsburgh

WHAT IS PERSONALIZED MEDICINE AND WHAT SHOULD IT REPLACE?

11:35 – 12:00

Carlo Maley
Arizona State University

IMPLICATIONS OF THE EVOLUTION OF CANCER FOR PERSONALIZED MEDICINE

12:00 –12:25

Athena Aktipis
Arizona State University

CANCER ACROSS THE TREE OF LIFE: MULTICELLULAR COOPERATION AND CHEATING

 

12:25 – 18:00

Group Lunch & Free Time

13:35 – 17:40

Group Activity-  ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM

ETHICS

Session Chair: Jessica Mozersky

17:30 – 18:00

Refreshments

18:00 –18:15

Jessica Mozersky
University of Pennsylvania

FETAL PERSONALIZED MEDICINE? UNEXPECTED COMPLEXITIES AND BLURRED BOUNDARIES

 

18:15 –18:30

Dena Davis
Lehigh University

USING BIOMARKERS TO PLAN PREEMPTIVE SUICIDE IN THE FACE OF DEMENTIA

18:30 –18:45

Bob Cook Deegan
Duke University

DATA ACCESS AND TRANSPARENT ANALYSIS: FROM BERMUDA PRINCIPLES TO THE GLOBAL ALLIANCE

18:45 – 19:00

Jennifer Wagner
Geisinger Health System

PROGRESS IN PERSONALIZED MEDICINE: EMBRACING THE DISRUPTIVE

19:00 – 20:00

Panel Discussion

20:00

Group Dinner

Friday 2nd October 2015

07:00 – 08:30

Group Breakfast

DATA ANALYSIS

Session Chair: Gunaretnam Rajagopal

08:30 – 09:05

Gunaretnam Rajagopal
Johnson & Johnson

BIG DATA IN PRECISION MEDICINE – CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

09:05 – 09:20

Peter Nagy
Columbia University

OPTIMIZATION OF CLINICAL EXOME SEQUENCING DATA ANALYSIS

09:20 – 9:45

Rong Chen
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

USING BIG DATA TO INTERPRET PERSONAL GENOMES FOR DRIVE MUTATIONS, PROTECTIVE ALLELES, AND PRECISION MEDICINE

09:45 – 10:00

James Broach
Penn State College of Medicine

GENOMIC ANALYSIS OF SPORADIC AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS

10:00 – 10:15

Mira Marcus-Kalish
Tel Aviv University Ramat Aviv

BIG VERSUS SMALL DATA ANALYSIS
3C STRATEGY TARGETING PERSONALIZED HEALTHCARE

10:15 – 11:30

Refreshments & Poster Session

12:00 – 14:00

Group Activity - HIKE

14:00 – 15:30

Group Lunch & Free Time

NGS CANCER DIAGNOSTICS AND GENE AND CELL THERAPIES

Session Chair: David Roth

15:30 – 16:05

Gary Schroth
Illumina

SENSITIVE CANCER FUSION DETECTION AND DISCOVERY IN FFPE SAMPLES BY RNA-SEQ

16:05 – 16:30

Ilan Kirsch
Adaptive Biotechnologies

IMMUNOSEQUENCING IN THE SERVICE OF CLINICAL MANAGEMENT AND THERAPEUTIC GUIDANCE

16:30 – 17:05

David Roth 
University of Pennsylvania

CLINICAL NGS CANCER DIAGNOSTICS IN AN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE FIRST 2.5 YEARS

17:05 – 17:30

Refreshments

17:30 – 18:05

Matthew Porteus
Stanford University

THERAPEUTIC GENOME EDITING

18:05 – 18:40

Bruce Levine
University of Pennsylvania

CREATING EXCEPTIONAL IMMUNITY: ENGINEERED PATIENT CELLS TO TREAT THEIR UNTREATABLE CANCERS

19:00 – 22:00

*Gala Dinner, Group Photo & Poster Awards*

 

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Personalized Medicine Conference

30 Sep 2015 - 03 Oct 2015

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Chairs

Ron Mazumder
Johnson and Johnson

Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1551 $1659 $768 $272 $195 $55
Industry $1551 $1659 $768 $272 $195 $55
Student $751.5 $751.5 $768 $272 $195 $55

All registration fees include 3 nights accomodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are details below.

What's included in our Registration Fees?

Our registration and accompanying person fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (30 September, 1st and 2nd October)
- Buffet Breakfast with a selection of hot beverages and fresh juices
- 3 Course Buffet Lunch with a selection of hot beverages and soft drinks
- 3 Course Buffet Dinner with one glass of wine or bottled beer and a selection of soft drinks
- Gala Night entry (includes complimentary drink tickets)
- Complimentary WIFI in both conference rooms and your guest room 

Additional nights are inclusive of one night’s accommodation and buffet breakfast only. 

Please note all fees above have increased slightly due to Arizona TPT (Transaction Privilege Taxes).

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Personalized Medicine Conference

30 Sep 2015 - 03 Oct 2015

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Chairs

Ron Mazumder
Johnson and Johnson

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Personalized Medicine Conference

30 Sep 2015 - 03 Oct 2015

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Chairs

Ron Mazumder
Johnson and Johnson

Venue

El Conquistador Tuscon

Venue Rating
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Address
Nearest Airport
Tucson International Airport

Discover an oasis in the desert at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort. Located on over 500 acres in the shadows of the magnificent Pusch Ridge in Tucson, Arizona, the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort offers some of the most pristine desert and mountain vistas in the Southwest. Nestled at the base of the breathtaking Santa Catalina mountains and surrounded by acres of high Sonoran Desert terrain, the resort offers an opportunity for guests to experience world-class resort amenities in a truly spectacular setting.

The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort are winners of the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. This certificate is awarded to establishments that achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site.

Throughout your stay you will enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. During each meal delegates are entitled to a choice of hot beverages and soft drinks plus one house wine or bottled beer during dinner. The themed Gala Night takes place on the third evening of the conference with a mouth-watering feast exclusively designed by the head chef and a live band. Complimentary drink tickets will be handed out upon arrival. We welcome all delegates and their accompanying persons to the Gala Night – a truly fun filled night not to be missed!

Hotel Facilities Include:

- Automated Teller (ATM)
- Baggage Storage
- Coin Laundry
- Concierge Desk
- Gift Shop
- Guest Activity/Recreation Desk
- Laundry/Valet Service
- Luggage Hold
- Room Service
- Spa Services
- Basketball
- Bicycle Rental
- Driving Range
- Fitness Room
- Golf Course (45 holes)
- Hiking Trail
- Jogging Track
- 4 Swimming Pools
- Putting Green
- 31 Tennis Court
- Walking Track
- Walking Trail

Location

Arizona is the sixth largest state in the United States surrounded by truly breath taking views of mountains, valleys, high plateaus, narrow canyons and colourful stretches of the desert. The constant warm arid temperatures and clear starry night skies add to the beauty of this wonderful location. Arizona is home to the majestic Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. This famous and inspiring landmark can be incorporated into a day trip as an extension of the conference allowing our delegates to experience an unforgettable adventure!

Tucson is the second largest city in Arizona and the county seat of Pima County, Tucson neighbors the towns of Marana, Oro Valley, Catalina, South Tucson (an independent municipality in the heart of the city), Sahuarita, Vail, and Green Valley.  Tucson attracts nearly 7 million visitors a year; a place known for outstanding hiking and outdoor adventures, rich cultural traditions, a vibrant arts scene, world-class golf and great dining; and a thriving desert home to more than 1 million residents.

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Personalized Medicine Conference

30 Sep 2015 - 03 Oct 2015

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Chairs

Ron Mazumder
Johnson and Johnson

Transportation

Tucson International Airport (TIA)

Distance from Hilton Tucson: 30minutes (22.2 miles)

Six airlines currently serve TIA providing nonstop service to 15 destinations with connections worldwide. TIA airlines offer over 55 daily departing flights. Please see below for more information.

Airline Code Nonstop Destinations
Alaska Airlines AS Portland, Seattle/Tacoma
American AA Chicago OHare, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Los Angeles
Delta DL Atlanta, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Southwest  WN Chicago Midway, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego 
United UA Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco
US Airways US  Phoenix


For further information regarding Tucson International Airport, including direct and connecting flight paths, please visit their website: http://www.flytucson.com/

 

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Personalized Medicine Conference

30 Sep 2015 - 03 Oct 2015

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Chairs

Ron Mazumder
Johnson and Johnson

Local Activities

To be announced shortly.

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Personalized Medicine Conference

30 Sep 2015 - 03 Oct 2015

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Chairs

Ron Mazumder
Johnson and Johnson

Group Activities

Group Activity Day 2 (1st October) -Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Tour

We have arranged an exciting group tour for all Personalized Medicine, 2015 participants. The tour will take place during free time on Thursday 1st October 2015.

The New York Times refers to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum as “the most distinctive zoo in the United States.” The Desert Museum is Southern Arizona’s most popular visitor attraction. Nestled in the Tucson Mountains, the museum is located 14 miles west of downtown Tucson. The Desert Museum exhibits the living, outdoor world of nature found in the Sonoran Desert region. On your way to the museum, you’ll drive through Saguaro National Park, which preserves the most magnificent Saguaro forest in the world. The great Sonoran Desert region is filled with natural beauty and mystery. This outing provides a unique opportunity to see a comprehensive collection of the plants, animals and geology of this area. This is an outdoor experience that requires walking.

The tour is optional and should you wish to participate we would ask that you email chloe@fusion-conferences.com to confirm your participation no later than 21st September 2015 as we are required to confirm numbers for the transport.

Itinerary for Thursday 1st October 2015:

  • 12:50 - Lunch at the Hotel
  • 13:35 - Depart from the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort
  • 14:20 - Arrival at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
  • 16:50 - Return to the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort
  • 17:40 - Arrive back at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort

The cost of the tour is $65.00 per person and is inclusive of round trip transportation via deluxe vehicles with a Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort guide, tour guide at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, all admissions, soft drinks and water while on-board the vehicle. We require a minimum of 10 participants for the group tour to take place.

*Please note that payment for the tour can be added to your hotel room bill or paid in cash during registration. 

Group Activity Day 3 (2nd October) – Linda Vista Trail Hike

We have arranged a fun group hike for all Personalized Medicine 2015 participants. The tour will take place during free time on Friday 2nd October 2015.

The hike will follow the Linda Vista Trail which is on property at the hotel. 

The hike is optional and should you wish to participate we would ask that you email chloe@fusion-conferences.com to confirm your participation no later than 25th September 2015 as we are required to confirm numbers.

Itinerary for Friday 2nd October 2015:

  • Group Departure: 12:00
  • Group Hike: 12:00 – 14:00
  • Group Return: 14:00
  • Group Lunch: 14:00 – 15:30
  • Afternoon Conference Session: 15:30

The cost of the hike is $15.00 per person and is inclusive of a tour guide. We require a minimum of 8 participants for the group hike to take place.

The group hike is a great opportunity to socialise with fellow colleagues outside of the conference whilst taking in the natural Arizona environment with its many rare animals and unusual flora, unique to this region. The hike is open to all conference participants. This is a moderate level hike that captures great desert landscape and rugged mountain views. The trail will lead you up and along a small canyon which will be on your left. This hike ends once you are at the base of a 250-300 foot peak. There is a small trail that will lead you to the top of this peak, if you’re ready for the uphill push! It makes for a great city view so remember to bring your camera!

Suitable footwear and clothing is advised, as well as sunscreen and bottled water.

*Please note that payment for the hike can be added to your hotel room bill or paid in cash during registration. 

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Personalized Medicine Conference

30 Sep 2015 - 03 Oct 2015

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Chairs

Ron Mazumder
Johnson and Johnson

Childcare

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Personalized Medicine Conference

30 Sep 2015 - 03 Oct 2015

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Chairs

Ron Mazumder
Johnson and Johnson

Oral Presenters

We have a number of oral opportunities available at this Personalized Medicine meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Please check the conference programme carefully to note your presentation time (inclusive of Q&A) should you be accepted for an oral presentation. We recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference page.

Your Presentation on the Day

If you have prepared some slides to accompanying your talk please ensure you bring these with you on a USB or portable file saving device.

For those presenting on the first day, please email your slides to us so we can have everything prepared and ready for the first session. Please email your slides to: admin@fusion-conferences.com

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to the AV team who will be available in the conference room. If you have any animations or videos we do advise to run through the presentation with the AV tech to make sure everything is compatible. We also advise that all speakers make themselves known to the AV tech in the conference room immediately before your session beings. The AV tech will apply your microphone and provide a laser pointer should you have an accompanying presentation. We prefer speakers to use our master laptop to run presentations from, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop, please notify us in advance.

It is important that all speakers adhere to their presentation time and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters and the audience as your time decreases.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to approach our AV tech or a member of the Fusion team.

Helpful Tips for Presentation Slides

Aspect Ratio: On Screen Show (16:9) and in Landscape Orientation.
Font Size: Minimum font size used should be 24pt. 
File Type: Please safe your presentation in PPT or PPTS format. 
Video Clips: Please save these separately and do not build them into the PowerPoint. Videos will be played via the AV control desk using the master laptop.

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Personalized Medicine Conference

30 Sep 2015 - 03 Oct 2015

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Chairs

Ron Mazumder
Johnson and Johnson

Posters

We have a number of poster opportunities available at this Personalized Medicine meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Our poster boards can accommodate a maximum poster size of A0 (1189H x 841W mm), portrait or landscape in orientation. Posters exceeding this size may not fit on the poster boards provided and therefore we may be unable to display your poster, so please kindly keep to these measurements.

Displaying & Presenting Your Poster

During conference registration if you are presenting a poster please request a poster number from the registration desk. Please do not put up your poster without notifying a member of the Fusion team. Certain adhesive agents are not permitted at some venues therefore; Fusion will be the sole provider of all poster fixings.

You can display your poster from registration. Your poster can remain on display for the entire duration of the conference and we ask that posters are taken down on the final day of the meeting. The poster session is usually scheduled on Day 3, but please check the official programme for exact timings. Refreshments will be provided and the poster prizes will be awarded during the conference Gala Night that evening. 

2015 Personalized Medicine Poster Prize

The conference chairs will be awarding 3 poster prizes for the best poster display and presentation. To be in with a chance of winning, submit your poster by 20 July 2015. The winners will be selected shortly after the Poster Session and the following prizes will be awarded. 1st Place $350, 2nd Place $250, 3rd Place $150. 

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