Intermountain Leaders to Meet with President Obama in Washington D.C. on Thursday and Vice President Biden on Friday in Salt Lake City for Cancer Discussions
Intermountain Healthcare has been invited this Thursday, February 25, to the White House Precision Medicine Initiative Summit. The event, which includes an address by President Barack Obama, will bring together a small group of leaders from the federal government, private sector, academia, research organizations, and health provider organizations such as Intermountain. The initiative’s goal is to transform the way health is improved and disease is treated.
Precision medicine is an innovative approach that takes individual differences in genetics, environments, and lifestyles and gives medical professionals the resources to specifically identify treatments and target illnesses of each patient.
Intermountain will be represented at the White House Summit by Lincoln Nadauld, MD, PhD, executive director of Intermountain Precision Genomics, which focuses on the treatment of cancer.
The summit will be webcast live at www.whitehouse.gov/live.