Registration Open for Mobile and Personal Technologies in Precision Medicine Workshop of the Precision Medicine Initiative Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director, July 27-28, 2015

Notice Number: NOT-OD-15-115

Key Dates
Release Date:   June 30, 2015

Related Announcements
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Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Purpose

On July 27-28, 2015, the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) will hold the Mobile and Personal Technologies in Precision Medicine Workshop focusing on scientific, methodological, and practical considerations to inform the incorporation of mobile and personal technologies in the national research cohort of one million or more Americans proposed under President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative. The Workshop will take place at the Intel Corporation campus in Santa Clara, California.  It is open to the public via registration and may also be viewed live via videocast.

The agenda for the July workshop includes panel discussions focused on leveraging mobile technologies to facilitate participant engagement, utilizing measurement of variables ranging from physiology to the environment through mobile technologies, and addressing the challenges and opportunities of employing these technologies in a large cohort study, including lessons learned from current utilization of these technologies. 

Background

On January 30, 2015, President Obama launched the PMI to accelerate our understanding of individual variability and its effect on disease onset, progression, prevention, and treatment.  To help articulate the vision for building the cohort, the NIH Director formed the ACD PMI Working Group, which is hosting this and other workshops to gather input from stakeholders on topics integral to implementing the PMI.  Please consult the NIH PMI website for further information about our PMI efforts, the ACD PMI Working Group, and NIH PMI events.

Registration and Materials
Links to registration and preliminary materials for this event may be accessed at Mobile and Personal Technologies in Precision Medicine Workshop website.  Registrants may attend the workshop in person at Intel Corporation campus in Santa Clara, California from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on July 27 and from 8:00 am to 12:15 pm on July 28.  No registration is required to view the event live via videocast.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries about the workshop to NIH Precision Medicine: precisionmedicine@nih.gov