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Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Fourth Annual

Bioinformatics for Big Data

Converting Data into Information and Knowledge

February 15-18, 2015 | Moscone North Convention Center | San Francisco, CA
Part of the 22nd International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference 


The last two decades have seen an introduction of new high-throughput technologies that have contributed to a massive surge in the amount of biological data collected and available to the scientific community. This big data surge presents many challenges around data quality; moving/managing big data sets; integration and harmonization of multilevel, multisource omics data; reduction of large sets of genes to find biomarkers; making sense out of the data in a repeatable manner; integration of clinical data with molecular/genomic data for the purpose of analytics, and scalable analysis. One of the most important conversation points today about big data and bioinformatics is overcoming the hype of big data and trying to understand what the real clinical problems and unmet needs are in the healthcare/life sciences environment.  Having big data sets from diverse groups and diverse origins, can we find the most relevant information which will improve patient care? How successful are we at extracting useful information from the data and applying it to translational medicine? 

Through lectures and panel discussions, the Fourth Annual Bioinformatics for Big Data Program will assemble thought leaders who will present solutions to some of these challenges. You’ll hear the latest developments and applications of big data in scientific discovery and biomedical research that are contributing to solving unmet clinical needs. With the ever-increasing volume of information generated for curing or treating diseases and cancers, bioinformatics technologies, tools and techniques play a critical role in turning data into meaningful biological applications and knowledge.

Who should attend: Directors, Managers, Researchers, and Scientists from Pharma, Biotechs, Academia, Government and Healthcare Organizations working in Research, Biomedical Informatics, Information Technology, Data Science, Modeling & Simulation, R&D Informatics, Software Engineering, Translational Genomics, Predictive Medicine, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, and Bioinformatics

Topics will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Technologies Generating Big Biomedical Data
  • Data Storage and Maintenance
  • Data Integration and Analysis - Latest Developments in Cloud Computing, High Performance Computing, Hybrid Architectures, Algorithms and Tools
  • Real Time Applications of Computational Methods on Medical Data
  • Using Cloud Computing for Large Scale Analysis
  • Moving from Older Grid Clusters to Hadoop Systems
  • Research Companies Who Do NGS and Bioinformatics Well
  • Translating Data from Information to Knowledge to Help Patient Care

If you would like to submit a proposal to give a presentation at this meeting, please click here.  

The deadline for submission is July 18, 2014. 

All proposals are subject to review by the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the highest quality of the conference program.  Please note that due to limited speaking slots, preference is given to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, regulators and those from academia. Additionally, vendors/consultants who provide products and services to these biopharmaceutical companies are offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships.

For more details on the conference, please contact:
Cindy Crowninshield, RDN, LDN, HHC
Conference Director
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
T: (+1) 781-247-6258
E: ccrowninshield@healthtech.com 

For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:
Jon Stroup (Companies A-K)
Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
T: (+1) 781-972-5483
E: jstroup@healthtech.com 

Joseph Vacca (Companies L-Z) 
Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
T: (+1) 781.972.5431
E: jvacca@healthtech.com


Premier Sponsors:

Leica Biosystems 





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