David B. Agus, MD
In his presentation entitled “The End of Illness,” Dr. Agus will offer insights into powerful new technologies that promise to transform medicine. With a blend of storytelling, landmark research and provocative ideas, he will provide an eye-opening perspective not only on how individuals need to care for themselves but also on how scientists must develop the next generation of treatments and cures.
Dr. Agus is professor of medicine and engineering at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and heads the USC Westside Cancer Center and the USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. His honors and awards include the American Cancer Society Physician Research Award, a Clinical Scholar Award from the Sloan-Kettering Institute and the 2009 Geoffrey Beene Foundation’s Rock Stars of Science Award. His book, “The End of Illness,” was a New York Times #1 bestseller and international bestseller. His most recent work, New York Times best-selling “A Short Guide to a Long Life,” was published by Simon & Schuster in January 2014.