S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom, Level 6
In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama announced plans for the largest genomic study in history: the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). Then in 2016, he announced another major national initiative to accelerate cancer research and appointed Vice President Joe Biden to the helm of the Cancer Moonshot. With a cohort of one million Americans, the PMI promises to increase our understanding of the genetic basis of disease and forge the way for new diagnostic and therapeutic innovations. The technology to undertake these monumental projects exist today; however, many scientific, legal, economic, and ethical questions about the PMI and the practice of precision oncology remain unanswered. This one and a half day symposium at the University of Utah will host leading national experts in precision oncology, bioinformatics, equity, policy, and laboratory testing who are tackling the major questions raised by precision medicine, the PMI, and the Cancer Moonshot.
Free but registration requested.