Closing Keynote: A Doctor-Patient’s Holistic Perspective
4:00pm - 4:30pmMonday, February 11
Orlando - Rosen Centre
Rosen Centre Executive H
Precision medicine will completely transform healthcare in the near future. Currently, much of the work in precision medicine is focused on advancing and directing medical treatments using genetics and molecular profiling. This focus, however, has the potential to cause providers and researchers to overlook perhaps the most important application for precision medicine – namely to determine its impact on prevention strategies, including genetic interactions with environmental, behavioral, and social factors. Michael Dulin, MD, is a primary care physician with expertise in prevention, population health, as well as behavioral and social determinants of health. Recently, Dr. Dulin was diagnosed with an extremely rare genetic condition that predisposes him to developing cancer. In this session, Dr. Dulin shares his recent diagnosis and subsequent journey through the healthcare system (from primary care to genetic counseling to enrollment in a clinical trial), which has provided him with an insider’s view of the benefits, risks, opportunities, and challenges of precision medicine.