Economic Forum of the Americas 2010

The International Economic Forum of the Americas is a conference focused on socio-economic issues which attracts several thousand delegates from all over the world, including current and previous heads of state and presidents of private and public institutions such as banks, think-tanks and international economic agencies.

'Health and the Economy’ session hosted by Cepmed's Clarissa Desjardins (seated, left), International Economic Forum of the Americas 2010

'Health and the Economy’ session hosted by Cepmed's Clarissa Desjardins (seated, left), International Economic Forum of the Americas 2010

The 2010 session dedicated one day, June 10, 2010, to the topic of ‘Health and the Economy’ and Cepmed hosted a morning session at the event with Clarissa Desjardins, CEO, as one of the moderators. 

Cepmed was pleased to welcome the following distinguished speakers and world leaders in personalized medicine: 

  • Dr. Leroy Hood, President of the Institute for Systems Biology, inventor of the gene sequencing machine, and biotechnology and personalized medicine pioneer
  • Edward Abrahams, President of the Personalized Medicine Coalition, the leading world-wide policy and advocacy organization
  • Sharon Terry, President of Genetic Alliance, inventor, pioneer in patient participation in genetic research and advocacy who was instrumental in passing recent Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act in the U.S.
  • Ryan Phelan, President of DNA Direct, serial social entrepreneur, pioneering information services for the personalized medicine industry, now part of Medco
  • Dr. Raju Kucherlapati, Professor of Medicine, Harvard University, recently chosen as advisor to the Obama administration
  • Michel Goldman, President of Innovative Medicines Initiative.
Dr. Leroy Hood, President of the Institute for Systems Biology

Dr. Leroy Hood, President of the Institute for Systems Biology

Edward Abrahams, President of the Personalized Medicine Coalition

Edward Abrahams, President of the Personalized Medicine Coalition

Dr. Raju Kucherlapati, Professor of Medicine, Harvard University

Dr. Raju Kucherlapati, Professor of Medicine, Harvard University

Dr. Ryan Phelan, President of DNADirect

Dr. Ryan Phelan, President of DNADirect

INTERVIEWS (VIDEO) WITH SPEAKERS AND GUESTS:

To view interviews with the speakers, click on a name below. 

  • Dr. Leroy Hood, President of the Institute for Systems Biology
  • Edward Abrahams, President of the Personalized Medicine Coalition
  • Sharon Terry, President of Genetic Alliance
  • Ryan Phelan, President of DNA Direct
  • Michel Goldman, President of Innovative Medicines Initiative
  • Claude Castonguay, former Quebec Minister of Health, Senator

PRESENTATIONS (PDF FORMAT): 

The speakers have made their presentations available. To view, click on their names below.