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Posted: Mar 22, 2011
Singularity University looks at impact of technology on the future of health and biomedicine
(Nanowerk News) FutureMed, an executive program for physicians, healthcare executives, innovators and investors focused on exploring the impact of rapidly developing technologies on the future of health and biomedicine, is being held May 10-15 at Singularity University on the NASA-Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley.
Few fields have the potential to evolve more dramatically through disruptive, exponential technologies than healthcare. Low cost genomic sequencing and proteomics, ever-faster and higher-resolution imaging, artificial intelligence, telemedicine, stem cells, robotic surgery, smaller and more capable implantable and wearable devices, ubiquitous mobile applications, nanotechnology and synthetic biology -- these and other game-changing technologies and innovations have tremendous implications for the medicine, healthcare and the biomedical industry in the decade ahead, including the potential enablement of better, more accessible care at lower costs.
The five-day intensive FutureMed program includes lectures, workshops and site visits that are led by notable faculty from the fields of medicine, biotechnology and innovation. CME credit is available for clinicians. Faculty for the May program are being announced today. A full list is on the FutureMed web site.
"We're fortunate to have at FutureMed truly world-class innovators and thought leading faculty, across multiple disciplines," said Dr. Daniel Kraft, a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist who chairs the Medicine track for Singularity University.
The FutureMed executive program educates and informs physicians, senior health care executives, entrepreneurs and investors to understand and recognize the opportunities and disruptive influences of exponentially growing technologies. Core tracks include those which will explore the exponential trends in Information & Data-driven and Internet-Enabled Health Care, Genomics and Personalized Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, Robotics & Future Interventional Approaches, NeuroMedicine, Device & Drug Development, and Entrepreneurship. Talks, workshops and site visits will be led by a mix of world class faculty from across the biomedical and healthcare spectrum. FutureMed will be held at the NASA Ames Research Park in the heart of Silicon Valley on May 10-15th. Tuition includes meals, site visits and lodging for participants on the NASA Research Park campus.
About Singularity University
Singularity University (SU) was co-founded by Ray Kurzweil, futurist, inventor and author of "The Singularity Is Near," and Dr. Peter Diamandis, chairman and founder of the X-PRIZE Foundation. SU's mission is to assemble, educate and inspire a cadre of leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies in order to address humanity's grand challenges. A 10-week summer Graduate Studies Program is held each summer at the NASA-Ames Research Park. Exponential Technology Executive Programs for business executives are also held quarterly -- the next program is April 1-8. Corporate sponsors include Google, Autodesk, Nokia, ePlanet Ventures, and the Kauffman Foundation, Technology Credit Union and others. For more information, visit www.singularityu.org