An update to the original “Roadmap to Bringing Personalized Medicine to British Columbians”, the Personalized Medicine Summit 2017 resulted in the Roadmap 2.0 | “The Time is Now for Personalized Medicine in British Columbia”.
This document has been produced for the Summit in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and is a discussion document to help establish the path for BC to become an international leader in the practice of personalized medicine. It is noted that BC has remarkable resources and assets to build on, including a first-rate medical system, globally competitive expertise in molecular medicine technologies, and internationally recognized efforts in the implementation of personalized medicine approaches. BC also has significant advantages arising from its single-payer system. Taken together, these resources could lead to a globally competitive hub for advancing personalized medicine. However, if we do not act soon, the opportunity will be gone and we will be importing these advances from other countries rather than exporting our products and expertise.
Roadmap 2.0 points the way forward so that British Columbians can become the healthiest in the world and can also participate in the considerable economic benefits that will accrue to leaders in the introduction of personalized medicine.