Precision Population Health - Dec. 6 NAM Symposium in Seattle and Webcast


The National Academy of Medicine’s 2016 Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Symposium will focus on precision medicine and its role in population health. Susan Desmond-Hellmann, president and chief executive officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be the keynote speaker; panelists include Chris Murray, professor of global health at the University of Washington and director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation; Jay Shendure, professor of genome sciences at the University of Washington; and Bob Waterston, William H. Gates III Endowed Chair in Biomedical Sciences and professor and chair of the department of genome sciences at the University of Washington.  The discussion will be co-hosted by National Academy of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau and Paul G. Ramsay, chief executive officer of medicine and dean of the school of medicine at the University of Washington.



The symposium will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. PST (7 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST) at the University of Washington, Seattle. Click here to register to watch the webcast. Follow @theNAMedicine on Twitter for updates and join the conversation using #Rosenthal.


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