Precision medicine, personalized medicine, personal medicine… call it what you want.
A new era of medicine is upon us, in which omics, science and technology are meeting to enable a sea change in the way healthcare is provided. But, if the ambitious goal of Precision Medicine is to be achieved, it requires the creative and energetic involvement of many; from biologists, physicians and technology developers to data scientists, patient groups, governments and more.
To reach the full potential of personalized medicine, however, all stakeholders must come together and that’s exactly what Steve Coldicott has planned at the Precision Medicine Forum later this year in London. I’m very much eager to attend this conference, with what appears to be a fantastic line-up (see the website and below) in an unorthodox style. Out with the lectures, in with the collaborative chaired panel discussions and debate…
Precision Medicine Forum:
11th-12th July 2016
Park Plaza Victoria Hotel
Precision Medicine Forum brings together leading figures from all of the key stakeholders; Government, industry, diagnostics developers, academia, healthcare, research, patient advocacy groups; those very organisations at the forefront of a healthcare revolution, who face similar challenges and shared priorities in the adoption of Precision Medicine.
To view the conference and agenda, pop over to Steve’s website at http://www.precisionmedicineforum.com/conferences/
- George Freeman MP – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Life Sciences
— George Freeman (@Freeman_George) 10 May 2016
- Mene Pangalos, Executive VP AstraZeneca
- Dr Ruth McKernan, Chief Executive, Innovate UK
- And many more…
I’m particularly interested in hear George Freeman’s views and Vivienne Parry OBE (Chair and Head of Engagement at the organisation that brought you the 100,000 Genomes Project) on how it is progressing….watch this space as I’ll be doing regular updates on the day.