Precision Medicine

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 8am-5pm

The AAPS-USC Student Chapter invites you to join us at Moving Targets 2017: Precision Medicine in Los Angeles, CA. This one-day research symposium will focus on pharmacogenomic advances, utilizing precision medicine to improve the quality of drug development, and the pharmaceutical industry’s approaches to precision medicine.

Admission is free and open to all. Registration closed on August 11, 2017.

This years's event Was recorded. The link to the video can be found below.



A PDF of the full program schedule from last year is available here.

This year's agenda is listed below:

8:00 am — Breakfast and Registration
8:45 am — Dean of Graduate Affairs Address’ — Dr. Annie Wong Beringer
8:50 am — AAPS-USC Student Chair Address — Larry Rodriguez
Session 1: Pharmacogenomic in Medicine
9:00 am — Dr. Yusuke Nakamura (University of Chicago)
9:35 am —Dr. Wolfgang Sadee (Ohio State University)
10:10 am - Dr. Hani El Shawa (Alpha Genomix)
10:30 am — Coffee Break
Session 2: Clinical and Diagnostic Impacts
10:45 am — Keynote Address: Dr. Jean Claude Zenklusen (The Cancer Genome Atlas)
11:20 am - Dr. Houda Alachkar (University of Southern California)
11:50 am — Group Photo
12:00 pm — Networking Lunch
1:00 pm — Poster Session
2:00 pm — Dr. Pravin Mishra (Intermountain Healthcare)
Session 3: Applications and Advances
2:35 pm — Dr. Marina Sirota (Univeristy of California, San Francisco)
3:10 pm — Coffee Break
3:20 pm — Dr. Hesham Abdullah (AstraZeneca)
4:00 pm — Speaker Panel — Chaired by Dr. Houda Alachkar
4:30 pm - MiOra Address
4:40 pm —Young Investigator Awards and Closing Remarks
5:00 pm - Reception



Moving Targets will feature a networking lunch, where attendees will have the chance to connect with the prestigious speakers from the symposium. This provides a unique opportunity in which attendees can network with scientists conducting cutting edge research. Upon arrival attendees will be asked if they wish to participate in the networking lunch and which speaker they would prefer to sit with. There will be one speaker per table. Space is limited and will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you wish to participate in the networking lunch we recommend that you arrive early to guarantee a seat.


UPDATE: Submissions are now closed due to space limitations. Thank you for your interest!

The poster competition is open to all attendees, regardless of research area. Please submit an abstract by 11:59 PM PST on Friday, August 11th, max 500 words. Cash prizes will be awarded to top presenters. No preference will be given to posters relating to the symposium theme. The judging panel will evaluate your poster based on scientific merit, clarity of presentation, and poster layout. We will provide poster boards and easels to display posters. Please note that the poster boards are 48 by 36 inches.

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We would like to extend our warmest thanks to the following benefactors, without whom this event would not be possible.



Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC

3540 S Figueroa St

Los Angeles, CA 90007



8:00 am - 5:00 pm