Precision Medicine & Society Inaugural Conference

Precision Medicine: Its Impact on Patients, Providers and Public Health

Faculty House, Columbia University

April 24th and 25th, 2019


Day 1, Wednesday, April 24, 2019

9:00-9:15a        Welcome and Overview of the Conference

9:15-9:45a        Keynote: Harold Varmus, MD

9:45-10:15a      Keynote: Paul Starr, PhD

10:15-10:45a    Q&A, moderated by Alondra Nelson

10:45-11:00a     Break

11:00a-12:30p   Session 1 – Public Health in the Age of Precision Medicine
    11:00-11:30a   Naveen Rao, MD
    11:30a-12:00   Eric Juengst, PhD
    12:00-12:30p   Rao and Juengst in conversation, moderated by Maya Sabatello

12:30-1:30p    Lunch 

1:30-3:00p    Session 2 – Patient-Physician Relationships in the Age of Precision Medicine
    1:30-2p        Jeremy Greene, MD, PhD
    2-2:30p        Matt Might, PhD
    2:30-3p        Greene and Might in conversation, moderated by Gil Eyal

3:00-3:15p    Break

3:15-4:45p    Session 3 – Precision Medicine in the Media 
    3:15-3:45a    Antonio Regalado
    3:45-4:15a    Jonathan LaPook
    4:15a-4:45p  Regalado and LaPook in conversation, moderated by Nick Lemann

4:45-5:00p     Day 1 wrap-up and announcements for Day 2

Day 2, Thursday, April 25, 2019

9:00-10:30a    Session 4 – Precision Medicine in Clinical Settings
    9:00-9:20a    Sophie Day, PhD
    9:20-9:40a    Catherine Bourgain and Ashveen Peerbaye
    9:40-10:00a  Tanya Stivers, PhD
   10:00-10:30a Presenters in conversation, moderated by Wendy Chung

10:30-10:45a    Break

10:45a-12:30p  Session 5 - Political Economy of the Age of Precision Medicine
    10:45-11:15p   Dana Goldman, PhD
    11:15-11:45p   Frank Lichtenberg, PhD
    11:45-12:15p   Goldman and Lichtenberg in conversation, moderated by Jack Rowe

12:15-1:15p    Lunch

1:15p-2:45p    Session 6 – Imagining Precision Medicine
    1:15-1:45p    Christina Cogdell, PhD
    1:45-2:15p    Peter Lloyd Jones, PhD
    2:15-2:45p    Cogdell and Jones in conversation, moderated by Rachel Adams

2:45-3:00p    Break

3:00-4:30p      Session 7 - Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of the Age of Precision Medicine
3:00-3:30p        Alta Charo, JD
3:30-4:00p        Jenny Reardon, PhD
4:00-4:30p        Charo and Reardon in conversation, moderated by Paul Appelbaum

4:30-4:45p    Closing comments