Atlantic Meets the Pacific: La Jolla event to unite innovators in tech, science, health

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If you go
What: The Atlantic Meets the Pacific
■ When: Oct. 2-4
■ Where:
• Scripps Seaside Forum, 8610 Kennel Way
• Calit2, UC San Diego campus
General Admission: $495 for access to all programming, choice of lab tours and all meals
■ One-Day Pass: $50-$80
■ Contact: (202) 266-7177
■ Speaker List: atlanticmeetspacific.com/2013-speakers.html
■ Register: atlanticmeetspacific.com

By Pat Sherman

UC San Diego is again teaming up with The Atlantic magazine to host The Atlantic Meets the Pacific — bringing top-tier innovators in technology, the sciences and health together in La Jolla for nearly three days of lectures, panel discussions and workshops, Oct. 2-4.

The event will unite scientists, engineers, business leaders, culinary experts, physicians, writers and policymakers to discuss topics ranging from wireless health technologies and advances in longevity research to the history of cancer and new approaches to food policy.

Topics include:
■ Scanning the Horizon: Accelerating Innovation in Cancer Care
■ Chronic Diseases: How Technology Is Changing the Patient Experience
■ What’s Next in Medical IT: Wireless Health and Wearable Trends
■ Living Longer, Living Smarter: Innovations in Longevity Research
■ Brain Mapping: Pushing the Frontiers of Neurology
■ Big Data, Big Disease: Mining for Medical Breakthroughs

Siddhartha Mukherjee, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ‘Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer’ and assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University, will present ‘Chronically Cancer: From Bestseller to the Big Screen,’ 10:20 a.m. Oct. 3

Confirmed speakers include:
Chris Anderson, former editor in chief, Wired magazine co-founder and chair, 3DRobotics
■ Deepak Chopra, best-selling author and founder, The Chopra Foundation
Mick Ebeling, founder, The Ebeling Group and the Not Impossible Foundation
■ Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health, Council on Foreign Relations
■ Ralph Greenspan, associate director of the Kavli Institute for Mind and Brain, UCSD
■ Eric Horvitz, distinguished scientist and managing co-director, Microsoft Research
■ Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer” and assistant professor of medicine, Columbia University
Larry Smarr, founding director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2)
■ Halle Tecco, co-founder and CEO, Rock Health
■ Eric Topol, director, Scripps Translational Science Institute
Peter Yu, director of cancer research, Palo Alto Medical Foundation and president-elect, American Society of Clinical Oncology
Roni Zeiger, former chief health strategist, Google, and CEO, Smart Patients

Lectures will take place at the Scripps Seaside Forum, on the campus of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD, and at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology’s (Calit2’s) Qualcomm Institute.

Atlantic Meets Pacific begins at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 with a welcome dinner at Calit2’s Qualcomm Institute, followed by a headline interview with Google’s former chief health strategist, Roni Zeiger, titled “Networked Patients: New communities for Cancer Care,” followed by the panel discussion,” “Big Data, Big Disease; Mining for Medical Breakthroughs.”

The forum also includes behind-the-scenes tours of Scripps Oceanography, the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Sanford Consortium, The Scripps Research Institute and La Jolla Playhouse, bringing attendees and some of the world’s most creative thinkers and artists together.

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