Future of Individualized Medicine

Event cancelled

We appreciate your patience as we make arrangements to refund your registration fees in full. Per our Conference Modification or Cancellation policy, we are unable to refund travel costs, which include flights and hotel bookings.

We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause. We had very much been looking forward to seeing everyone in La Jolla.

Conference hosted by: 

Ali Torkamani, PhD
Director, Genomics & Genome Informatics
Scripps Research Translational Institute

Eric Topol, MD
Founder & Director
Scripps Research Translational Institute

General Conference Inquiries: 

Georgia Ringler, Events Manager
Scripps Research
Phone: 858-784-8617
Email: gringler@scripps.edu


NOTE - We are in the process of confirming speakers and the agenda is subject to change.


7:30 am Check-in & Breakfast
8:00 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:15 am Keynote speaker - Adam Pellegrini, CVS
Becoming the front door to health: Transformation of the consumer health experience
8:45 am Patient Story - Kathryn DiSimone
Building your own pancreas
9:30 am Break, View Exhibits & Networking

Morning Session: Digital Tracking

10:00 am Andrea Ramirez, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Observing the ever expanding phenome
10:20 am  Justin Chan, University of Washington
Democratizing medical devices using smart devices
10:40 am M. Brandon Westover, Harvard Medical School
Automating brain physiology monitoring
11:00 am Mitesh Patel, University of Pennsylvania
Behavioral phenotyping for precision engagement
11:20 am Panel Discussion/Q&A
11:50 am Lunch & Networking

Afternoon Session I: Early Detection

1:00 pm Jennifer Radin, Scripps Research Translational Institute
1:20 pm Stephen Hsu, Michingan State University
Genomic prediction of complex traits and disease risks via AI and large genomic datasets
1:40 pm Pinchas Cohen, University of Southern California
Predictive mitochondrial genomics
2:00 pm Steve Horvath, UCLA
Epigenetic clocks and predictors of lifespan
2:20 pm Panel Discussion/Q&A
2:50 pm Break, View Exhibits & Networking

Afternoon Session II: Population Health

3:20 pm Jay Wohlgemuth, Quest Diagnostics

Population Based Implementation of Precision Care

3:40 pm Joseph Grzymski, Renown Health
Health and healthcare in the Healthy Nevada Project population
4:00 pm Alicia Zhou, Color Genomics
4:20 pm Consuelo Wilkins, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Will genomics and digital medicine mitigate or exacerbate health disparities?
4:40 pm Panel Discussion/Q&A
5:10 pm Closing Remarks & Adjourn
5:15 pm Welcome reception at Scripps Seaside Forum until 7:30pm

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020

8:00 am Check-in & Breakfast
8:30 am Opening Remarks
8:45 am Keynote speaker - Eric Topol, Scripps Research
AI in medicine
9:15 am Patient Story - Alejandra Campoverdi
Beating cancer before I knew I had it
10:00 am Break, View Exhibits & Networking

Morning Session: Personalize This

10:30 am Joyce Tung, 23andMe
From prediction to prevention, personalized
10:50 am Tim Spector, King's College London
Personal nutrition - The Predict Studies
11:10 am Nathan Price, Institute for Systems Biology

What we have learned from deep phenotyping of thousands of people

11:30 am Panel Discussion/Q&A
11:50 am Future of Individualized Medicine Award
12:00 am Lunch & Networking

Afternoon Session: Healthcare at Home

1:00 pm Dana Hosseini, Seqster
Enabling Individualized Medicine with Patient-centric Health Data Aggregation
1:20 pm Cezary Pietrasik, Healthdom
Prevention Manifesto: Why do we need more preventive care?
1:40 pm Davis Liu, Lemonaid Health
Lemonaid Health: Delivering Superior Patient Experience, Convenience and Affordability Through Integrated Technology, Medical Team, and Medicine Fulfillment
2:00 pm Eric Hekler, UCSD
Helping people help themselves: Supporting individuals in using N-of-1/Personal Science to Advance Ones' Health
2:20 pm Panel Discussion/Q&A
2:50 pm Break, View Exhibits & Networking
3:20 pm Dave Coverly, Speed Bump

Turn Your Head and Laugh: Cartoons About Medicine & Tech for People Smarter Than the Cartoonist

3:50 pm Closing Remarks & Adjourn

General Registration
Early-Bird Registration:  $450 – Limited number of reduced-price tickets.
General Registration: $550 – In effect once Early-Bird ticket cap is met. 
On-site Registration: $650 - March 12 – March 13, 2020 

Student/Postdoc Registration*
Early-Bird Student Registration: $75 - Limited number of reduced-price tickets.
General Student Registration: $100 – In effect once Early-Bird Student ticket cap is met. 
On-site Student Registration: $150 - March 12 – March 13, 2020

*Must show a current student ID upon check-in, or be required to pay general rate. Must be a full-time high-school, undergraduate or graduate student, or a full-time postdoc. 

Inspiring the next generation of researchers and innovators is key to making individualized medicine a reality. The Planning Committee for the Future of Individualized Medicine conference recognizes the importance of exposing students to the latest innovations and ground-breaking opportunities in genomics, digital medicine and artificial intelligence.

The conference offers attendees the opportunity to become patrons by sponsoring the attendance of a student. This ticket option will grant the patron as well as one student entry to the conference. Patrons will receive recognition at the conference for their support.

If you would like additional information about becoming a patron, please contact Pegah Moin at pmoin@scripps.edu.

Complimentary Student Registration

30 complimentary registrations will be awarded to full-time high-school, undergraduate, or graduate students. To submit your application for a complimentary registration please send a personal statement, no longer than 2,500 characters, to the conference chair at atorkama@scripps.edu

Decisions for complimentary registration will be made by January 31, 2020. 

Refund and Attendee Substitution Policy
Attendees can receive refunds up to 30 days before the event start date. Attendee substitutions are not allowed. No refunds or credits will be given less than 30 days before the event.

Guest Attendance Policy
All conference activities are exclusively for conference attendees. Non-registered guests are not allowed in the conference areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced. 

Notice of Recording and Photography
Scripps Research reserves exclusive rights to record (audio and video) and/or photograph all conference proceedings for use in on Scripps Research’s and other websites and in publications, promotional flyers, educational materials, derivative works, marketing materials, or for any other similar purpose. Attendees are prohibited from recording (audio and video) any and all conference proceedings without the express written permission of Scripps Research.

By entering the event premises, Attendees consent to Scripps Research’s photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, or reproduction, without compensation to the Attendee, and grants Scripps Research the irrevocable right and permission to use such materials on Scripps Research’s and other websites and in publications, promotional flyers, educational materials, derivative works, marketing materials, or for any other similar purpose. Attendee releases and forever discharges Scripps Research, its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, successors and assigns from any and all claims, demands, rights, promises, damages, and liabilities arising out of the use or distribution of the recorded materials.

Scripps Research Conference Modification or Cancellation
Scripps Research reserves the right to modify the conference schedule or program. Scripps Research also reserves the right to cancel this conference, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be provided. Travel costs (flight, hotel, etc.) will not be refunded in the case of cancellation.

Conference Registration Questions 
Georgia Ringler, Events Manager
Scripps Research
Phone: 858-784-8617
Email: gringler@scripps.edu

Conference Venue

Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Robert Paine Scripps Forum for Science, Society and the Environment
Samuel H. Scripps Auditorium
8610 Kennel Way
La Jolla, CA 92037
Venue website

Conference Hotel

La Jolla Shores Hotel
8110 Camino Del Oro
La Jolla, CA 92037
(855) 923-8058

Make your reservations early. A limited number of discounted rooms are being held until February 12, 2020. After that time, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis only.

The negotiated rates are:

  • $219 per night plus tax for the Garden View room with kitchenette
  • $259 per night plus tax for the Coast View room, or
  • $359 per night plus tax for the Beach Front room.

Online Reservations:

Visit the hotel website www.ljshoreshotel.com/rooms

  • Enter Check-in and Check-out dates on the front page and click "Book Now".
  • On the top of the page there is a dropdown menu to select "Advanced Search". This opens up to another dropdown menu that says "Promo Code". Clicking this will display the option to enter a "Group Code".
  • Enter Group Code: FUTURE2020. Click "Apply".
  • The Garden View room with the reduced rate will appear. Click "Book Now".
  • Proceed with completing your reservation.

Phone Reservations:

Call (866) 976-6659

Please refer to The Future of Individualized Medicine when making reservations to obtain the special rate.

Alternative Lodging 

Should La Jolla Shores Hotel become fully booked, there are several hotels in the area that are within a 5-10 minute drive. (Note, we do not have discounted rates available for these hotels.)


Transportation & Parking

There is NO conference parking in the parking lots located at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Parking is available at the following locations:

  • Street parking - Free parking around Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Please read signs regarding parking carefully. Note that street sweeping takes place on El Paseo Grande every Thursday from 7-11AM.
  • La Jolla Shores Hotel - Space is limited. The cost is $12/day per vehicle. Please see the hotel's front desk to receive a discounted parking ticket.
  • Kellogg Park - Free parking available. 
  • UCSD employees/faculty/students are encouraged to park in the UCSD parking lot and take the SIO shittle to/from Scripps Institution of Ocenography.
  • Handicapped parking is available in the lots outside of the forum.



The Shuttle schedule will be available before the start of the conference.

Please view our Sponsorship and Exhibitor Prospectus to learn about opportunities to support the Future of Individualized Medicine conference.

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Program Chair

Ali Torkamani

Ali Torkamani, PhD
Director, Genomics & Genome Informatics, Scripps Research Translational Institute
Associate Professor, Scripps Research

Program Co-Chair

Eric Topol

Eric Topol, MD
Founder & Director, Scripps Research Translational Institute
Executive Vice President, Scripps Research


Emily Spencer

Emily Spencer, PhD
Associate Director, Scripps Research Translational Institute 


Evan Muse

Evan Muse, MD, PhD 
Lead, Cardiovascular Genomics, Scripps Research Translational Institute 

Kristian Andersen

Kristian Andersen, PhD
Director, Infectious Disease Genomics, Scripps Research Translational Institute
Associate Professor, Scripps Research


Katie Baca-Motes

Katie Baca-Motes
Program Director, All of Us Research Program, Scripps Research Translational Institute