Next month, hundreds of participants from academia, information technology companies, venture capital firms and public health institutions will gather on the Stanford campus at the Big Data in Biomedicine conference to explore ways to harnessing the power of big data to improve human health worldwide.
During the conference, Todd Park, chief technology officer of the United States, will deliver the keynote address. An assistant to President Barack Obama, Park provides advice to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on how to harness the power of data, technology and innovation to improve the nation’s health.
My colleague Ruthann Richter provides an overview of this year’s program in a release today:
The conference will feature a number of other high-profile speakers, including Ewan Birney, PhD, director of the European Bioinformatics Institute; David Glazer, director of engineering at Google; Taha Kass-Hout, MD, the Food and Drug Administration’s first chief health informatics officer; Vinod Khosla, MBA, founder of Khosla Ventures and a co-founder of Sun Microsystems; and Philip Bourne, PhD, associate director for data science at the National Institutes of Health.
Teri Manolio, MD, PhD, director of genomic medicine at the National Human Genome Research Institute, will lead a session on genomics and how the U.S. government is investing in the field. This year’s program also will include two new sessions: one on computing and architecture, which will be moderated by Hector Garcia-Molina, PhD, a Stanford professor of computer science and member of the Stanford InfoLab; and one on infectious disease genomics, a particular strength of Oxford.
The conference will be held May 21-23. Registration is currently open on the Big Data in Biomedicine website.
Previously: Big Data in Biomedicine technical showcase to feature companies’ innovations related to big data, Euan Ashley discusses harnessing big data to drive innovation for a healthier world and Registration opens for Big Data in Biomedicine conference at Stanford
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