2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

The President's Precision Medicine Initiative

Sunday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM

JW Marriott
MedTech Stage
110 E 2nd St

The Precision Medicine Initiative, unveiled by President Obama in January 2015, is a bold new cross-government initiative to build the technology, data and policy frameworks to catalyze new insights and therapies so that every patient can have individualized, tailored treatment. Funded by the 2016 federal budget, the effort is advancing rapidly from concept to operation. Over the course of this administration, we’ve seen incredible advances in data-driven healthcare. Yet, there is still more work to do. We need the engagement and participation of patients, technologists, entrepreneurs, data scientists, clinicians and others to make our vision a reality. Where will we be in one year? In five?

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Claudia Williams at SXSW

Claudia Williams

Sr Advisor

The White House

Claudia Williams is Senior Advisor for Health Technology and Innovation at the White House, in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In this role she galvanizes the blue button movement whic...

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John Wilbanks

Chief Commons Officer

Sage Bionetworks

John Wilbanks is the Chief Commons Officer at Sage Bionetworks. Previously, Wilbanks worked as a legislative aide to Congressman Fortney “Pete” Stark, served as the first assistant director at Harv...

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Taha Kass-Hout at SXSW

Taha Kass-Hout

Chief Health Informatics Officer


Dr. Kass-Hout, a leader in the fields of health informatics and analytics for two decades, is currently the first Chief Health Informatics Officer of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He l...

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