May 7, 2015
Health Care Innovators, Medical Researchers, and Scientists to Present at GoldLab Symposium
The GoldLab Symposium, featuring health care innovators, medical researchers, and scientists, convenes on the CU-Boulder campus, May 15-16, 2015. Now in its sixth year, this two-day symposium provides an inspirational venue for discussing a range of topics affecting the advancement of better health care. The symposium is free and open to the public. Complete details and agenda are available at http://goldlabfoundation.org/agenda.
This year’s symposium, “The Tug of War for Better Health Care,” includes presentations on cancer research, big data, rare diseases, end-of-life decisions, diet and nutrition, personalized medicine, and more. Presentations will be recorded and posted on the GoldLab Foundation website, following the close of the symposium.
“The GoldLab Symposium inspires us to listen, learn, and think together so we can turn our discussions into actions for improving health care,” said Larry Gold, Ph.D., professor at CU-Boulder and a bioscience industry pioneer. “There are all sorts of advancements being made in health care,” said Gold, “yet, it’s easy to stay isolated and miss the whole—the greater good. Our symposium welcomes a cross-disciplinary conversation and creates a sense of what’s possible.”
2015 GoldLab Symposium Agenda
May 15, 2015 (morning): Cancers and Health
• One to Five, Six to Ten—Larry Gold, Ph.D.
• Exploring the Evolutionary Forces Driving Tumor Development—Neal Copeland, Ph.D.
• Malignant Melanoma: The Tumor That Used to Give Cancer a Bad Name—William A. Robinson, M.D., Ph.D.
• How 140 Characters Are Changing Health Care—Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D., M.B.E., F.A.A.P.
• Transposable Elements Modulate Human RNA Abundance—John Rinn, Ph.D.
Mid-Day Comic Relief
Damaged Care: The Musical Comedy About Health Care in America—
written and performed by Barry Levy, M.D., M.P.H. and Greg LaGana, M.D., F.A.C.P.
May 15, 2015 (afternoon): Big Data, Big Problems
• A Journey to Transform Care for Children with Rare Lung Disease—Robin Deterding, M.D.
• Health: The Heart of Health Care Reform—Jandel Allen-Davis, M.D.
• Opportunities and Challenges for Big Data in Biology: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly—Leslie Greegard, M.D., Ph.D.
• Diet and Hunger: The Weakest Parts of the Global “Health Care”—Paul Ehrlich, Ph.D.
• The Philo-Gag Perspective I—written and performed by Tom Cathcart and Daniel Klein
May 16, 2015, (morning): Rare Diseases, Reductionism, and Death
• One of a Kind: What Do You Do When You’re the First? —Matt Might, Ph.D.
• Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: A Not-So-Rare Disease —Yvonne Kobayashi, Ph.D.
• Is Reductionism Killing Biomedical Research? —Michael Joyner, M.D.
• Having the Conversation: Is It Really That Important? —Harriet Warshaw
May 16, 2015 (afternoon): Wellness at Every Level
• Do We Need a Theory of Healthy Eating?— Matt Fitzgerald
• New Defenses for the Body’s Own Armor: RNA Weapons Against RNA Viruses—Anna Pyle, Ph.D.
• Can We Define a More Cost-Effective Path to Better Therapy?— Marc Feldmann
• The Long Road to Personalized Medicine: How Mutations Activate a Telomerase Gene and Help Drive Cancer—Thomas Cech, Ph.D.
• The Philo-Gag Perspective II— written and performed by Tom Cathcart and Daniel Klein
Public and Media Registration
Public Registration: http://goldlabfoundation.org/symposia/registration/
Media Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the GoldLab Symposium
The annual GoldLab Symposium brings together critical thinkers in bioscience, medicine, public policy, and the humanities to discuss advances, barriers, and complexities for improving health care. Presentations from past GoldLab Symposiums are available at http://goldlabfoundation.org/symposia. More at www.GoldLabFoundation.org
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