The Alchemy of Algorithms: How Mathematical Medical Modeling Is Making Precision Healthcare a Reality
Speaker: Glen de Vries, President, Medidata Solutions
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Location: Room 109, Warren Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer Street
Precision medicine means getting the right therapy to the right patient at the right time. Mathematical insight and technology are now making it possible to model interventions using everyday consumer devices as well as supercomputers. How will your phone, your Fitbit, and your SmartSocks help your doctor make informed decisions about your health while changing medical care for entire populations?
Glen de Vries (@CaptainClinical), co-founder and president of Medidata, sheds light on how the gadgets we use to monitor our health and fitness are a resource for our health providers and are building a stockpile of information that is ushering in a new era of global healthcare. Glen’s in-depth knowledge of the evolving world of Big Data is complemented by his experience as a research scientist and now the president of a world-class company. He delivers a compelling yet down-to-earth presentation that is as entertaining as it is informative.