Personalized Medicine Summit June 11-13, 2017

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Save the Date! Our next Personalized Medicine Summit will take place June 11-13, 2017 at the University of British Columbia Life Sciences Institute. The Summit Program will follow our Roadmap for Bringing Personalized Medicine to British Columbians, with four sessions based on the four Roadmap Objectives. Session 1: Make a Whole System Commitment to Personalized Medicine Session 2: Stakeholder Engagement in Personalized …

Democratizing Data in Canada – The PMI in BioITWorld

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The Personalized Medicine Initiative, our spinoff Molecular You Co. and our partner PHEMI, are featured in BioITWorld | Democratizing Data in Canada, by Dana Barberio The engaging article describes how, like the U.S. based Precision Medicine Initiative, the Personalized Medicine Initiative here in Canada is engaging a coalition of stakeholders to harness the power of big data in personalized medicine …

Personalized Medicine at Healthcare Summit 2016

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The Personalized Medicine Initiative was well represented at the Healthcare Summit 2016 on Innovation and Best-Practices, June 27-28 in Kelowna, BC. The 16th annual Summit brought Canadian healthcare officials, senior policy makers, and the private sector together to meet and discuss the ways in which government transforms the quality healthcare delivery arena to produce effective and efficient solutions. Martin Dawes, …

Support Bill S-201, the Canadian Genetic Non-Discrimination Act, currently under consideration by the Parliament of Canada

Support the Canadian Genetic Non-Discrimination Act

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The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) recently issued a statement of support for Bill S-201, the Canadian Genetic Non-Discrimination Act, which protects people from being required to undergo a genetic test, or disclose the results of a test, as a condition to acquiring a good or service, or entering into a contractual agreement. It also prohibits genetic discrimination in …

Personalized Medicine June 2016 e-News

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The Personalized Medicine e-News is your quarterly bulletin on the future of healthcare. Here we report on the progress we are making towards our goal of implementing personalized, molecularly-based medicine into healthcare in BC, Canada and beyond. What’s in the Personalized Medicine June 2016 e-News? New LSI Gallery Opening Reception Dr. Martin Dawes to Speak at 16th Annual Healthcare Summit …

Dell announced that UBC’s Personalized Medicine Initiative has implemented the PHEMI Central Big Data Warehouse solution built on Dell hardware to sequence and analyze the genomes of 20,000 individuals.

Dell and PHEMI Solution Powers Medical Breakthroughs at UBC’s Personalized Medicine Initiative

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Enables new insights that can lead to breakthroughs in diabetes and cancer treatment Performs comprehensive analysis of complex and diverse genome data Uses big data analytics to determine how genes affect an individual’s response to drugs TORONTO, April 20, 2016 – Dell announced today that the University of British Columbia (UBC)’s Personalized Medicine Initiative (PMI) has implemented the PHEMI Central …

Personalized Medicine Initiative featured in Dell case study

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A new Dell case study describes how the Personalized Medicine Initiative spinoff Molecular You Corporation (MYCo) uses PHEMI software on Dell servers for its big data analysis and management to accelerate breakthroughs in precision medicine. The Molecular You Pathfinder project provides precise, next generation molecular profiling to better identify health risks & options for prevention, treatment & monitoring for a …

Contextual Genomics and the Personalized Medicine Initiative Launch Phase 2 Testing of its National Access Program Cancer Genomics Test

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Vancouver, BC – March 14, 2016 – Contextual Genomics, developers of genomics-based cancer tests, and the Personalized Medicine Initiative (PMI), an organization bringing molecular-based medicine to Canadians, are pleased to announce they have launched the National Access Program’s Phase 2 Testing of its Find It™ (CG001) hotspot cancer panel genomics test. 1500 patients will be given access to the Find …

Personalized Medicine March 2016 e-News

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The Personalized Medicine e-News is your quarterly bulletin on the future of healthcare. Here we report on the progress we are making towards our goal of implementing personalized, molecularly-based medicine into healthcare in BC, Canada and beyond. What’s in the Personalized Medicine March 2016 e-News? PMI COO Robert Fraser to Speak on Big Data & Omics PMI Chair Pieter Cullis …

On Wed, Apr 6, the PMI and UBC Life Sciences Institute present a public panel: Your Microbiome - How the Bugs Living in You and on You Affect Your Health Photo courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Your Microbiome – How the Bugs Living in You and on You Affect Your Health – LSI Public Talks Apr 6th

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What do you need to know about YOUR microbiome? Join the Personalized Medicine Initiative and the UBC Life Sciences Institute on Wednesday, April 6th, 6-8 PM for the LSI Public Talks on Your Microbiome – How the Bugs Living in You and on You Affect Your Health. How can microbes change the future of human health? Why is this such …