2011 GoldLab Symposium – Speaker Sessions

Here are audio recordings from the 2011 GoldLab Symposium at CU-Boulder, with both Friday and Saturday sessions.  For power point slides and videos of the session, go to GoldLabColorado.com

FRIDAY – PART 1:  Health and Medical Problems Everywhere

Moderator: Fintan Steele, CIMB at CU, Boulder


9 AM:  “Our Dialogue, One Year Later”

Larry Gold –  MCDB, CU and SomaLogic “Our Dialogue, One Year Later”



9:30 AM:  “The $1,000 Genome”

Kevin Davies –  BIO-IT World





10:45 AM:  “The Placenta is a Good Place to Start”

Susan Fisher – UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center





11:15 AM:  “Cardiovascular Disease and Drug Discovery”

Richard Lawn – Former Senior Scientist, Genetech; Professor, Stanford University, VP, CV Therapeutics




FRIDAY – Part 2:  Large Systems and Their Integration

Moderator: Keith Gottesdiener, Merck


2:00 PM:   “Computational Bridges between Science, Medicine and Health”

Lawrence Hunter, Professor, Pharmacology (AMC) and Computer Science (Boulder) Director, Computational Bioscience Program




3:15 PM:  “Innovation vs. Patent Protection in Health Care”

Steve Morrissett, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP





4:00 PM:  “Healthcare on the Ground: New Challenges for Physicians”

Ruth Crowe, NYU School of Medicine






4:45 PM:  “Patient Driven Real Time Outcome Management and Research”

James Allen Heywood, Co-Founder and Chairman PatientsLikeMe & Former Former CEO – ALS Therapy Development Institute




SATURDAY Part 3:    Neglected Diseases

Moderator:  Pat Furlong, Founder/President, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy


9:00 AM:  “Neglected Diseases are All of Us”

Rick Guidotti, Founder and Director of Positive Exposure





11:00 AM:  “No Shortage of Neglected Diseases”

Sharon F. Terry – President/CEO – Genetic Alliance





9:45 AM:  “Huntington’s as a Metaphor and a Serious Disease”

David E. Housman, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology






11:30 AM:  “Men, Women, Sex, and Power: Can These Quadrants Synergize?”

Evelyn Resh – AASECT certified sexuality counselor / Author – Hay House Publishing





SATURDAY – Part 4. Healthcare Delivery

Moderator Scott Danielson – Design Principal – Healthy Heartland


1:15 PM:  “The Evolution of Cancer and Its Treatment”

Franklyn G. Prendergast – Mayo Clinic






2:00 PM:  “Molecular Diagnosis and Prognosis for Cancers”

Gilbert S. Omenn – Director Center for Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics Professor of Internal Medicine, Human Genetics and Public Health – University of Michigan






2:45 PM:  “Psychiatry: Is It Different? If So, How?”

Don Kripke, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, UCSD






4:00 PM:   “How Do We Teach and How Do We Learn: Lessons from Music”

Robert Duke, Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor in Music and Human Learning University of Texas






4:45 PM:  “Aging, Neurological Disorders, and Modern Science”

Gregory A. Petsko – Professor, Brandeis University




For a written summary of highlights from the Gold Lab Symposium, go here.

Here is a New York Times review of the Symposium, by ANDREW C. REVKIN.

Here is Randy Olsen’s full review of the the Symposium, on his blog, The Benshi.



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