About the Conference

Systems Medicine is a new and emerging field that leverages complex computational tools to develop personalized assessments of disease risk and potential management options. Systems Medicine seeks to enhance individualized diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment options. The introduction of Big Data has begun to require new types of physicians and biomedical scientists, which exploit modern computational sciences to process and analyze enormous quantities of information.

Medicine, healthcare delivery, and medical education must adapt. Genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, transciptomics, digital health, are some of the disciplines that best demonstrate this new systems approach towards medicine. Georgetown University Medical Center along with the IASyM will be hosting the first International Conference in Systems Medicine, Systems Thinking, and Systems Science in Washington DC.

Twenty-first century healthcare is confronted with medical professional shortages, an increasingly aging population, and escalating economic burdens. The etiology of chronic diseases is complex and advancements in medical science now demand sophisticated interventions. Approaches in systems medicine and systems science are becoming the new model to understand for managing our complicated healthcare system. An international conference will bring together leading experts, researchers, and physicians to explore and exchange insights under the theme: The value of systems medicine to personalized interventions.

The conference will offer workshops, plenary sessions, panel discussions, oral, and poster presentations, as well as several interactive sessions – highlighting science, academia, business, and public policy. Presentations will showcase the science of systems medicine and how this exciting new field is beginning to change healthcare.

The conference aims to create an active engagement between participants, encourage future interdisciplinary research opportunities, create collaboration amongst the international systems thinking stakeholders, and foster networking.

Conference proceedings will be published by Systems Medicine Journal thereby expanding further the reach of the meeting’s shared insights to the broader practice, research, education, and policy communities.


  • Precision Medicine in Clinical Care
  • Network Medicine
  • Digital medicine
  • Cybersecurity
  • Privacy, Security and Ethics
  • AI in medicine
  • Systems thinking and Complexity
  • Big Data in the Practice of Medicine
  • Doctor-Patient Relationships
  • Regulation and Policy Considerations
  • Clinical Validation
  • Education and Specialization