Snapshot Molecular Modeling Tri-Conference Feb 12-14, 2018
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been 25 years since this conference was first launched. And, no surprise, somehow both adages of “everything changes but somehow everything stays the same” and “
The event kicked off with a plenary by Leroy Hood, PhD, an icon in the field. He offered a thought-provoking overview of the digitalization of personal health measurements and the accessibility of this data. He also proposed a shift towards optimizing wellness as the new north star for healthcare.
One theme carried throughout the conference – the over-riding need to harness the massive amounts of data being generated in the field. It was reported that healthcare is consuming more data storage than any other industry, even more than film. This is an astonishing claim and underscores the need for efficient and innovative analytics solutions.
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