October 29-30, 2014


San Francisco, CA USA

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Louis Jacques, MD

Sr. VP & Chief Clinical Officer, ADVI (Formerly Director, Coverage & Analysis Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)

Louis Jacques leads ADVI's strategic product development initiatives by spearheading an all-client initiative focused on a top down commitment to change, recognizing that public and private payer "pay for value constructs" will require evidencing value and tying remuneration of ADVI's client's offerings to the evidencing of that value. Dr. Jacques is a graduate of Georgetown University and The University of Maryland School of Medicine.
A Distinguished Career in Government Service and in Medicine
  • Director, Coverage & Analysis Group (CAG), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) since 2009
  • Division Director, Items and Devices within CAG from 2004-2009
  • Led CMS collaborations with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) including Entrepreneurs in Residence Program
  • Practiced medicine as an attending physician for almost 20 years, and was an Associate Dean at Georgetown University School of Medicine before coming to CMS
Passionate about Change and Innovation
  • Implemented Coverage with Evidence Development (CED) under the Medicare program
  • Co-created joint parallel review pilot between CMS and FDA
  • Responsible for updating Medicare coverage in FDA IDE trials
  • Coauthored over 60 Medicare National Coverage Determinations
Recognized as a Leader, Speechifier, and Writer
  • Invited speaker at national policy and professional society meetings nationally and abroad
  • Authored or coauthored original research and commentaries in peer reviewed medical journals
  • Awarded FDA Leveraging/Collaboration Award (TVT Registry Team) 2013; FDA Parallel Review Team Award 2012; CMS Leadership Awards 2006, 2010; Golden Apple (Teaching Award - Georgetown University School of 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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