Renowned luminaries in Personalized Medicine
Groundbreaking companies with emerging technologies
More than 1000 peers from around the globe
50 sessions in 3 parallel tracks


Commercial Applications in Liquid Biopsy

Liquid biopsy has captured the imagination of investors and the mainstream press alike.  While the ability to assess patients non-invasively is appealing to physicians and patients, there remains much confusion regarding the capabilities and limitations of various technologies.  This session will provide meaningful data and debate on the clinical utility of circulating tumor cells (CTCs), circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) and exosomes.  Companies representing each technology will present and answer audience questions regarding what some estimates forecast to be a $10BN diagnostic industry.


David Spetzler, MBA, Ph.D., SVP & CSO, Caris Life Sciences

Dr. Spetzler joined the Caris scientific team in August of 2009, where he currently leads the Research and Development division of Caris. His executive and scientific oversight of the R&D team is focused on the development of clinical assays to aid in the creation of precision medicine strategies for individual cancer patients. Read Full Bio

Roopom Banerjee, President & CEO, RainDance Technologies

Roopom Banerjee is President and CEO of RainDance Technologies. Previously, he held positions at Leerink Swann, McKinsey & Company and Goldman Sachs advising Fortune 500 healthcare companies on corporate and growth strategies. He’s completed over 50 transactions, including IPOs, private placements and mergers and acquisitions. Read Full Bio

Paul Y. Song, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Cynvenio

A respected clinician and seasoned medical executive with more than two decades of experience in the field of oncology, Dr. Song oversees Cynvenio’s translational and clinical research programs. Dr. Song is also a member of the faculty at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, in the Samuel Oschin Cancer Center department of radiation oncology and biomedical sciences. Read Full Bio

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