Cleveland Clinic’s 2017 Medical Innovation Summit Will Showcase Genomics and Precision Medicine

15th annual summit to bring together more than 2,250 leaders from around the world

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Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit will bring together more than 2,250 of the brightest leaders from around the world to downtown Cleveland on October 23-25, 2017, to discuss transformative technologies that will deliver on the powerful promise of genomics and precision medicine.

“Genomics and precision medicine are transforming the care we provide our patients and are on the brink of revolutionizing all aspects of the healthcare delivery system,” said Brian Donley, M.D., Chief of Staff at Cleveland Clinic. “The Medical Innovation Summit brings together some of the world’s most renowned business and thought leaders with the goal of furthering this progress, moving new ideas into market and ultimately improving the daily lives of patients.”

Now in its 15th year, the annual Medical Innovation Summit is organized by Cleveland Clinic Innovations, the development and commercialization arm of Cleveland Clinic, which has developed 77 spin-off companies since it was founded in 2000.

The agenda includes thought-provoking panels, as well as lively 1-on-1 discussions with top healthcare, industry and biotech leaders. Topics include: next-generation genomic sequencing; the gene therapy and gene editing markets; artificial intelligence and decision support technologies; customized implants and robotics; the investors’ perspective on precision medicine; and reimbursement strategies for genomic innovation.

“Genomics and precision medicine may hold the key to managing and eliminating some of the most debilitating diseases,” said Peter O’Neill, executive director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations. “We see a lot of activity in this market area, and we’re looking forward to this year’s Medical Innovation Summit and advancing the conversation about innovation in this exciting space.”

The 2017 Medical Innovation Summit will be held at the Huntington Convention Center in downtown Cleveland. Registration is now open.

 

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 51,000 employees are more than 3,500 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic’s health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 10 regional hospitals, more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in Weston, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2016, there were 7.1 million outpatient visits, 161,674 hospital admissions and 207,610 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 180 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.

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