September 30, 2013
Vancouver, BC – Dr. Eric Topol, a premier cardiologist, genetic researcher and technologist has a vision for the future of healthcare. As a leader in the movement to modernize medical treatment through the latest technology, Dr. Topol is pushing for new, more effective ways to engage patients in their own healthcare management and provide treatments that will dramatically bring down the costs of health care.
On Monday, September 30th Topol will share his vision at the fourth annual Don Rix Distinguished Keynote Address, a free public talk, presented by Genome British Columbia. The talk is also posted to Genome BC’s You Tube channel.
A dynamic and eloquent speaker, Dr. Topol presents fascinating developments in wireless technology that allow physicians to monitor and respond to their patients vital signs from anywhere in the world — all in real time. Advances in social networking, smartphones and connectivity are changing the medical field. Combined with powerful new tools to sequence each individual’s whole genome, and the unparalleled convergence of technology, we have a new window into what makes us tick, what makes us an individual. Consumers have the unprecedented capacity to take control of their own individual information and revolutionize medicine.
Dr. Topol is also a leading medical researcher in the area of genomics, where his work has led to the discovery of the genes that increase a person’s risk of heart attack. He has pioneered new drugs and new advances in the treatment of heart disease. Dr. Topol is the Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, California. He also is Chief Academic Officer of Scripps Health. Dr. Topol’s voluminous medical research has led him to being named “Doctor of the Decade” by the Institute for Scientific Information and he was also named one of the twelve “Rock Stars of Science” by GQ magazine.
“There is no question that Genome BC is one of the leading entities supporting genomics research in the world,” says Dr. Topol. “I am delighted to be in Vancouver speaking to some of the pioneers of cancer genomics and pharmacogenomics who are demonstrating first-hand the applicability of genomics to medical care.”
“Genome BC is honoured to present Dr. Eric Topol to the Vancouver community. He is one of the great minds in modern medicine and healthcare innovation,” says Dr. Alan Winter, President and CEO of Genome BC. “As a hub for life sciences in Canada we value listening to other viewpoints and engaging in rich discussion with other scientific leaders.”
Event: How Digitizing Humans Changes the Future of Medicine
Date: September 30, 2013
Time: 4:00pm to 4:30 – Registration
4:30pm to 6:00pm – Keynote, Q&A with audience
6:00pm to 7:00pm – Reception
Location: Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
For more info visit: www.genomebc.ca/donrix
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Dr. Eric Topol is available on September 30th, 2013 to offer viewpoints on the impact of the digitizing human medicine and how this will help with early detection, prevention and the management of disease.
Dr. Alan Winter, President & CEO Genome BC is available on September 30th and October 1st to provide the BC and Canadian context for this exciting work.