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The Atlantic Meets the Pacific | The Scripps Research Institute, Oct 3rd

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Lab Tours

The Atlantic Meets the Pacific is enhanced by exclusive “insider” visits to groundbreaking research labs and interactive laboratories.

Registered attendees will select one of the first five labs listed below to tour on Thursday afternoon, October 3rd. Information on lab tour sign-up will be emailed to all registered attendees. On Friday, October 4th, all attendees will be invited to participate in tours at Calit2.

Please note there will be considerable walking, including up and down stairs, and standing at the various labs. If you need special consideration, please let us know and we will be happy to accommodate you.

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The Scripps Research Institute, Oct 3rd

The Scripps Research Institute, Oct 3rd

Genomics, Cardiology, and Wireless Health
10550 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037


The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is one of the world’s largest independent, nonprofit research organizations focusing on research in the biomedical sciences. TSRI’s philosophy emphasizes the creation of basic knowledge in the biosciences for its application in medicine, the pursuit of fundamental scientific advances through interdisciplinary programs, and collaborations.

An institution that evolved from the Scripps Metabolic Clinic, founded by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps in 1924, the institute now employs 3,000 people on its campuses in La Jolla, CA, and Jupiter, FL, where renowned scientists—including three Nobel laureates—work toward their next discoveries. The La Jolla campus provides more than 1 million square feet of space on 35 acres in close proximity to the University of California, San Diego, and San Diego’s vibrant scientific community. The Jupiter campus, which officially opened in 2009, provides more than 300,000 square feet of space on 30 acres adjacent to Florida Atlantic University and the Max Planck Florida Institute.

In addition to training hundreds of postdoctoral fellows, preparing them to meet the scientific challenges of the future, TSRI offers a distinguished graduate program in the biological and chemical sciences that is consistently ranked among the top 10 in the nation. Furthermore, The Scripps Research Institute provides opportunities for middle school, high school, and undergraduate students to learn more about science and scientific careers, as well as programs for high school and middle school teachers to enrich their knowledge and curriculum. For more information, please visit www.scripps.edu.


Genomics, Cardiology & Wireless Health with Dr. Eric Topol
Dr. Eric Topol, Director of The Scripps Translational Science Institute, is a practicing cardiologist and pioneer in the field of cardiovascular medicine. Dr. Topol has focused his research in the areas of genomics, wireless sensors, preventative cardiology, coronary artery disease, and preventative medicine. Through his research, Dr. Topol spearheaded the discovery of multiple genes that increase susceptibility for heart attack. Dr. Topol has worked to create genomic and wireless digital technologies that are reshaping the future of medicine. In a 2012 poll conducted by Modern Healthcare, Dr. Topol was voted as the number one most influential physician executive in the United States.

In his most recent book, The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care, Dr. Topol address how social networking and technology – especially smart phones – will better connect the individual to the medical field. Through his labs at The Scripps Research Institute, Dr. Topol has been able to focus on more personalized medicine that will be more effective in not only treating a patient, but also bringing down the costs of health care. Using the genome and digital technologies, Dr. Topol’s research works to understand each person at the biologic, physiologic granular level to determine appropriate therapies and prevention. An example of this personalized medical research is the use of pharmacogenomics on clopidogrel (Plavix). 

  • 02 oct
    Wednesday, October 2
    Scripps Seaside Forum
    5:30 PM:
    Registration and Cocktail Reception
    6:30 PM:
    7:30 PM:
    Welcome and Headline Interview
    • Roni Zeiger
    8:15 PM:
    Big Data, Big Disease, Mining for Medical Breakthroughs
    • Russ Altman
    • Eric Horvitz
    • Steve Miller
    9:00 PM:
    Closing Remarks
  • 03 oct
    Thursday, October 3
    Scripps Seaside Forum
    8:00 AM:
    8:55 AM:
    Welcome and Headline Interview
    • Deepak Chopra
    9:30 AM:
    What’s next in Medical IT: Wireless Health and Wearable Trends
    • Todd Coleman
    • Mick Ebeling
    • Ian Shakil
    • Halle Tecco
    10:20 AM:
    Virtual Headline Interview
    • Siddhartha Mukherjee
    11:00 AM:
    Scanning the Horizon: Accelerating Innovation in Cancer Care
    • Scott Lippman
    • David Sadava
    • Christopher Slapak
    • Greg Sorensen
    • Kristiina Vuori
    12:00 PM:
    Buffet Lunch
    1:15 PM:
    Chronic diseases: How Technology Is Changing the Patient Experience
    • Pat Christen
    • Naser Partovi
    • Jordan Shlain
    • Peter Yu
    2:00 PM:
    Closing Remarks
    2:30 – 4:30 PM:
    Lab Tours (attendees tour one of five institutes)
    5:30 PM:
    Cocktail Reception
    6:30 PM:
    7:30 PM:
    Welcome and Headline Interview: How Far Away is a Cure for Cancer?
    • Clifton Leaf
    8:15 PM:
    Headline Interview: Transformative Trends in Medicine
    • Eric Topol
    9:00 PM:
    Closing Remarks
  • 04 oct
    Friday, October 4
    Calit2's Qualcomm Institute
    8:00 AM:
    8:55 AM:
    Welcome and Headline Interview: Future Trends in Technology
    • Chris Anderson
    9:40 AM:
    Technology for Social Change
    • Clark Gibson
    • Jamie Alexandre
    • Peggy Johnson
    10:20 AM:
    Headline Interview: Global Health and Global Threats
    • Laurie Garrett
    11:10 AM:
    Living Longer, Living Smarter: Innovations in Longevity Research
    • Kunal Sarkar
    • Larry Smarr
    • Deborah Szekely
    12:00 PM:
    Buffet Lunch and Lab Tours on Visualization Technology
    1:15 PM:
    Brain Mapping: Pushing the Frontiers of Neurology
    • Nicholas Spitzer
    • Kris Famm
    • Ralph Greenspan
    2:00 PM:
    Closing Remarks
  • *Please Note: All speakers confirmed, dates and times subject to change.
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The Locations

La Jolla, California

Scripps Seaside Forum

Find a Hotel

The Atlantic and UC San Diego have negotiated a discounted rate for our attendees at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club and will run a shuttle from the property to our various event venues. When calling for a reservation, please reference “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific”.

La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
2000 Spindrift Drive
La Jolla, CA
(888) 828-0948

For a list of other hotels in the area,
please click here.

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