UCSF Experts at 2019 Precision Medicine World Conference

UC San Francisco is co-sponsoring the Precision Medicine World Conference in January 2019 featuring more than 20 UCSF experts across diverse disciplines.

UCSF’s vision to lead in precision medicine is directly aligned with its mission of advancing health worldwide.

UCSF is creating a research matrix that takes into account the broader social, political, economic and environmental determinants of health to yield insights that improve health for all.

Faculty across UCSF and UCSF Health are using advanced computing tools to aggregate, integrate, and analyze vast amounts of data from basic science, clinical, personal, environmental, and population health settings, to better understand biological processes and define disease mechanisms, and to develop and deliver more precise diagnostics, therapeutics, and prevention measures.

Among UCSF faculty leaders who will be speaking at the PMWC 2019 are:

  • Artificial intelligence and data sciences: Atul Butte, MD, PhD
  • Public policy for precision medicine: India Hook-Barnard, PhD
  • Health disparities: Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD
  • Whole exome sequencing in prenatal and young children: Barbara Koenig, PhD
  • Data collection and improved patient outcomes: Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski, PhD
  • The need for precision medicine workforce: Catherine Lucey, MD
  • Cancer immunotherapy combined with other modalities: Pamela Munster, MD
  • Genomics: Aleksandar Rajkovic, MD, PhD

The term precision medicine was coined in the 2011 National Academy of Sciences report, “Toward Precision Medicine: Building a Knowledge Network for Biomedical Research and a New Taxonomy of Disease,” whose authors include UCSF Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy Keith Yamamoto and former UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann.


Wednesday, January 23 at 8:00am to 4:30pm

Santa Clara Convention Center 5001 Great Amercia Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Event Type

Special Event


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff




Discounted tickets available



Contact Info

Lisa Cisneros 415.476.3257