Individualized Medicine in Historical Perspective

May 15-16, 2014, Baltimore, MD, United States

Individualized medicine in historical perspective:
from antiquity to the genome age

An international conference at Johns Hopkins University, hosted by the Department of the History of Medicine

“Individualized” or “personalized” approaches are all the rage in medicine today— including in the Johns Hopkins medical curriculum. This conference will take the long view on this important topic, presenting new evidence for individualized approaches, questioning claims for personalized medicine, and examining the tension between individualized and “one-size-fits-all” therapies. It will feature scholars from around the world, with ample time for discussion and integration of themes, and a final round table.

Registration is free. Coffee, light breakfast, and box lunch are provided.

For more information, including conference program, contact: Prof. Gianna Pomata (
Prof. Nathaniel Comfort (

Posted: June 07, 2014