Session Chair Profile

SVP, Public Policy, PMC

Biography
Cynthia A. Bens leads the Personalized Medicine Coalition’s policy development and government relations efforts and serves as its primary liaison with the U.S. Congress and federal regulators. Ms. Bens is responsible for implementing research, regulatory and reimbursement policy strategies that promote the understanding and adoption of personalized medicine concepts, services and products to benefit patients and the health system. Before joining PMC, Ms. Bens was the Vice President of Public Policy at the Alliance for Aging Research. Ms. Bens guided the Alliance’s federal policy work, represented the organization in multiple national coalitions and directed all aspects of coalitions led by the Alliance. Through various other positions on Capitol Hill and in the private sector, she has acquired extensive experience researching and analyzing federal legislation and regulations. Ms. Bens holds a bachelors degree from New York University with concentrations in political science and women’s studies.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley

Track 3 - January 25 9.00 A.M.-4.45 P.M.


Track Chair: Hakan Sakul, Pfizer

  • PMWC Award Ceremony:
    Honoree: Todd Golub, Broad Institute
  • Fireside Chat: Precision Medicine: Past, Present and Future
    - Todd Golub, Broad Institute
    - Hakan Sakul, Pfizer
  • Challenges in Providing Global Access to Precision Health (PANEL)
    Chair: Mike Pellini, Section32
    - Peter Kuhn, USC
    - Steven Rosen
    - Sarah Hersey, BMS
    - Ed Abrahams, PMC
  • Regulatory and Reimbursement Challenges for Precision Medicines (PANEL)
    Chair: Cynthia Bens, PMC
    - Robert Dumanois, ThermoFisher
    - Kaska Kowanetz, Pfizer
    - Elaine Katrivanos, Tempus
    - Elizabeth Mansfield, Foundation Medicine
  • Early Cancer Detection 360 Degree View
    Chair: Christian Wolfrum, Siemens Healthineers
    - Stephan Brock, Molecular Health
    - Christian Eusemann, Siemens Healthineers
    - Costanzo DiPerna, CommonSpirit
  • Novel Clinical Trial Designs (PANEL)
    Chair: Razelle Kurzrock, Medical College of Wisconsin
    - Jason Sicklick, UCSD
    - Jim Palma, Target Cancer Foundation
    - Corrie Painter, Precede Bio
    - Laura J Esserman, UCSF
  • Equity in Delivery of Precision Cancer Care through Community-Academic Partnerships
    - Manali Patel, Stanford
  • Challenges in Genomic Profiling of Pediatric Cancers
    - Andrew Kung, MSK
    - Christina Curtis, Stanford
  • PMWC NCI Showcase
    - Solomon Diamond, Lodestone
    - Jennifer Smith, PreCyte
  • City of Hope Precision Medicine
    - Stephen Gruber, City of Hope
  • PMWC Showcase
    - Matthew Goldberg, Castle

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