Genomics event moves to San Diego

A major conference on genomics has moved its West Coast location to San Diego, a leading hub of genomic technology. The Festival of Genomics California runs Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 20-21 at the San Diego Convention Center  The festival itself is free, People can register at j.mp/fog2016. A pre-event “Base Camp on Monday, Sept. 19 costs $699; information is available at j.mp/2016basecamp. This year’s Festival offers sessions on clinical access to genomic medicine, applied technology and data sharing, along with artificial intelligence and machine learning applications. Tuesday is devoted to the effect of genomics on health care, especially in pediatrics. Speakers include two pediatric genomics specialists; Stephen Kingsmore, CEO of Rady Children’s Hospital; and Sharon Plon, director of Texas Children’s Hospital. On Wednesday, speakers will outline the role of technology in health care. These include Michael Weiner, IBM Healthcare’s chief medical information…


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