October 29-30, 2014


San Francisco, CA USA

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Dietrich A. Stephan, Ph.D.

Chairman, Department of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh, Scientist-in-Chief, Silicon Valley Biosystems, Chairman, Whole Biome

Dietrich A. Stephan, PhD is the Chairman of the Department of the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh, and Associate Director of the Institute for Personalized Medicine of Pitt/UPMC where he leads the efforts in population genetics and translational acceleration. Prior to coming to Pittsburgh in 2013, he was founder, president and CEO of Silicon Valley Biosystems (SV Bio). SV Bio allows turnkey, accurate and comprehensive genetic testing for physicians to improve patient outcomes.
Prior to founding SV Bio, Dr. Stephan was executive director of the Gene Partnership at Children's Hospital Boston-Harvard Medical School — the nation's No. 1-ranked pediatric hospital — where he worked to re-architect their care delivery model to bring modern genomic tools and strategies to bear to improve outcomes. In 2005, Dr. Stephan founded Navigenics Inc. Navigenics is recognized as having set the foundation for at-scale delivery of genome-based personalized medicine and shaping the regulatory and policy framework for this new field. Navigenics was acquired by Life Technologies in 2012.
Prior to founding Navigenics, Dr. Stephan served on the leadership team at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). His roles at the institute were professor and chairman of the Neurogenomics Department and deputy director for Discovery Research of the institute overall, where he oversaw research and development. Dr. Stephan's department was among the most productive neurological and mental health research groups in the world.
He has founded several additional companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Aueon (cancer diagnostics), Amnestix (a pharmaceutical company developing cognitive enhancers acquired in 2007) and DiaVacs (an immunotherapy company focused on a cure for juvenile diabetes).
Dr. Stephan is on the board of directors of organizations including the Personalized Medicine Coalition. He won the Bio-IT World Grand Prize in 2005 and the Most Influential in Bringing Genomics to the Clinic award in 2010. Dr. Stephan has been featured twice on page A1 of The Wall Street Journal for his contributions to medicine.

Networking Opportunities

You will have multiple chances to network and meet with others in the field of personalized medicine during the conference. There will be an online networking tool available before the conference even begins!

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet other attendees through the following networking services:

Our CONFERENCE NETWORKING SITE is online weeks prior to the event. Attendees can schedule one-on-one meetings prior to the conference and print out a schedule of meeting times during the conference.

EXTENDED NETWORKING BREAKS. These will give attendees the chance to meet those with whom they many not have set up meetings.

EVENING RECEPTION. This will give attendees the chance to mingle with other professionals after a day full of speakers, meetings, and thought-provoking topics.

SPEAKER Q&A SESSIONS. This will afford attendees the opportunity to ask additional questions of our speakers.

Who Will You Meet

  • Pharmaceutical Company Leaders
  • Diagnostic Company Leaders
  • Genome Interpretation Experts
  • Genome Sequencing Pioneers
  • Biotech Leaders
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Academicians
  • Consultants
  • Government Leaders
  • Health Insurance Executives
  • Investors
  • Venture Capitalists



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