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WASHINGTON and LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Conversations exploring innovations in healthcare-from advances in cancer treatments to breakthroughs in brain mapping-are the focus of the third annual "The Atlantic Meets the Pacific," a national forum taking place October 2-4, 2013, in La Jolla, California. The program, presented by The Atlantic magazine and the University of California, San Diego, will showcase the people, tools, and ideas working to dramatically reshape health technologies.
The two-and-a-half day conference will feature interviews and panel discussions devoted to the following topics:
Joining the conversations are innovators who are revolutionizing technology and medicine. Confirmed speakers include:
For the complete list of speakers, please visit http://atlanticmeetspacific.com/2013-speakers.html.
The event's conversations will take place at the Scripps Seaside Forum, an ocean-front conference center located in the heart of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, and at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology's (Calit2). The forum also includes behind-the-scenes tours at Scripps Oceanography, the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Sanford Consortium, The Scripps Research Institute, and the La Jolla Playhouse, bringing attendees and some of the world's most creative scientists, thinkers, and artists together.
To register for The Atlantic Meets the Pacific, please visit the registration site. General admission, which includes access to all main-stage programming, a choice of lab tours, and a welcome dinner and subsequent meals, is $495.00. Members of the media interested in obtaining press credentials should contact Natalie Raabe at The Atlantic (email@example.com).
The presenting underwriters of The Atlantic Meets the Pacific are Qualcomm, Inc. and PACE, a Lilly Oncology Initiative.
Since 1857, The Atlantic has played a central role in shaping the national debate on current affairs and cultural trends. Dedicated to bold, independent, diverse, and highly reasoned perspectives, its writers, bloggers, and critics represent the best in American journalism. The Atlantic's award-winning commentary and coverage can be found in its magazine, on its website at www.TheAtlantic.com, and at more than 70 events a year produced by its industry-leading events division, AtlanticLIVE.
Innovation is central to the University of California, San Diego. UC San Diego (www.ucsd.edu) is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report and ranked number one in the nation for four years running for public service by the Washington Monthly. A billion-dollar research giant, UC San Diego ranks 6th among top U.S. universities in total research and development expenditures by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The event is co-hosted by the continuing education and public programs arm of the campus, UC San Diego Extension (www.extension.ucsd.edu).
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