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Day Two| Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | San Francisco

TODAY & TOMORROW Schedule-at-a-Glance POLICY & ADVOCACY Legislation Threatens Patent Protection DIGITAL HEALTH & PERSONALIZED MEDICINE Making it a Reality 11 Improving the Odds with Biomarkers 13 NEW THERAPIES & TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE Infectious Diseases and Drug Resistance 17 Scratch Off Psoriasis 18 Easier Breathing for Babies 19 FEATURE Speeding Vaccine Development 22 In This Issue 6-7

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Day Three| Thursday, June 9, 2016 | San Francisco

Superstar and Scientist Together Make a Difference By Michael Eisenstein T he warmth and respect that Dr. Bennet Omalu andWill Smith, who portrayed him in the 2015 film “Con- cussion”, shared for one another was Both found themselves facedwith the daunting task of confronting a belovedAmerican institution. Omalu recalls that when he first began his autopsy of famed Pittsburgh Steelers

readily apparent throughout their candid con- versation onWednesdaymorning. The twomen have ledmarkedly different lives—Omalu is a Nigerian immigrant and forensic pathologist who blew the lid off the devastating neurological dam- age associatedwith professional football, while Smith is a pop culture icon with a long history in film, television andmusic. However, their keynote talk also revealed clear commonalities.

player MikeWebster in Sep- tember of 2002, “I was like an

extraterrestrial,” saidOmalu. “I did not knowwho he was, [and] I did not knowwhat the NFLwas.” He soon found out; as he steadily uncovered evidence that the repeated blunt-force trauma endured by professional athletes was inflicting KEYNOTE | Continued on page 37

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BIOGENIUS | Continued on page 37 BioGENEius Challenge U tkarsh Tandon (10th Grade, California, Cupertino High School) and Jilly Cronin (12th Grade, Illinois, Oak Park and River Forest High School) were named the winners of the In- ternational BioGENEius Challenge in Healthcare and Environ- ment, respectively. Judged by industry and academic experts, Utkarsh and Jilly stood out from the 13 other finalists from the US, Canada and Germany to win top honors and cash prizes of

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