Eleventh World conference - Precision Medicine: Present Challenges for Future Cures
The future of medicine is being increasingly articulated around the notion of precision, with the promise of therapies that target no longer the general or average identity of diseases but rather their concrete and singular unfolding in individuals, a promise that has already been fulfilled in a few brilliant cases.
Importantly, it is not only therapies that are being reframed around the goal of greater precision: from diagnosis to prevention all the way to the very fabric of health care systems, the entire edifice of medicine, in its complex ramifications through our rapidly changing societies, is being challenged by the growing ambition to the precision and, sometimes, the personalization of cure and care, meant in their widest sense.
It is as much a molecular as a societal frontier, whereby the increasingly molecular and digital gaze of biomedicine meets the equally forceful digitalization of our social life, generating that intimate intertwining between “big data biology” and “big data society” that acts as a defining feature of our future-oriented present. For the 11th edition of our Future of Science Conference, leading experts across multiple disciplines will confront for the first time the various paths ahead towards precision medicine and the best ways to tread them as conscious citizens.