Registration is now open at the CBSA website for the fourth annual Gold Lab Symposium that will take place on the University of Colorado Boulder campus on Friday and Saturday, May 17 - 18, 2013. This year’s Symposium, entitled “The Biological and Social Evolution of Healthcare: Rube Goldberg and Time,” brings together 17 renowned scientists and healthcare experts to discuss progress and issues in personalized medicine.
The Gold Lab Symposia were initiated in 2010 to bring together a community of world-class scientists, policy experts, and thinkers to foster deep discussions about biological innovations and the improvement of health care, with a goal of reaching actionable conclusions. Each year, this community identifies the biological technologies that are being integrated into the mainstream to transform key aspects of healthcare. This year the sessions will again explore the expanding scientific basis of personalized medicine; explore drug targets and development, and consider the impact of education, aging, chronic conditions, and immunology on the evolution of healthcare. Presentations on healthcare economics and efficiency and reflections on the future also are included, as well as a discussion about how the efforts toward slowing global warming represent a metaphor for the issues one faces when trying to make healthcare better.
Speakers scheduled for the event include Stephen Ansolabehere, Ed Baetge, Ian Billick, Charles Cantor, Lakshmi Devi, Stanley Feld, Tim Harris, David Juncker, Daniel Klein, Peter S. Kim, Stephen Macknik, Susana Martinez-Conde, Steven Reed, John Swindle, Mat Todd, Christopher Walsh, and Diana Chapman Walsh.