[ExI] FutureMed Executive Program @ Singularity University

James Clement clementlawyer at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 23:00:34 UTC 2011

 FutureMed Executive Program at Singularity University Looks at Impact of
Technology on the Future of Health and Biomedicine

MOFFETT FIELD, CA--(Marketwire - March 21, 2011) -
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

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 (http://futuremed2011.com/futuremed-faculty).

"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.

FutureMed faculty include:

-Peter Diamandis MD, Chairman of the X-PRIZE and co-founder of Singularity
-Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media
-Dean Ornish MD, Founder and President, Preventative Medicine Research
-Thomas Goetz MPH, Executive Editor WIRED, Author of 'The Decision Tree'
-Dan Barry MD PhD, 3 time Space Shuttle NASA Astronaut and Roboticist
-Catherine Mohr MD, Director of Medical Research, Intuitive Surgical
-David Ewing Duncan, Author of 'Experimental Man,' and the 'Personalized
Medicine Manifesto'
-Randy Scott PhD, Founder and Chairman of Genomic Health
-Roni Zeiger MD, Chief Health Strategist, Google
-Christopher Longhurst MD, Chief Information Officer for Packard Children's
Hospital, Stanford Medical School
-Michael Gillam MD, Director of the Microsoft Medical Media at Microsoft
-Allan May, CEO of Life Sciences Angels
-Michael West PhD, Founder of Geron and BioTime Pharmaceuticals

*About FutureMed*

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. For more
information and to register see
Follow FutureMed on twitter (@futuremedtech<http://twitter.com/futuremedtech>)
and atfacebook.com/futuremed.

*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. Follow SU on twitter.com/singularityu and at

FutureMed Contact:
Robin Farmanfarmaian
robin at singularityu.org

Press Contact:
Singularity University
Tawnya Lancaster
tawnya at singularityu.org
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