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Embedding genetic medicine in the NHS: what systems and safeguards are needed to bring life changing genetic medicine to patients?

Embedding genetic medicine in the NHS: what systems and safeguards are needed to bring life changing genetic medicine to patients?

7th November 2017
9-10.30am

Genomic medicine is an emerging medical discipline that involves using information about an individual's DNA to improve their clinical care, whether for acute diagnosis, risk prediction, prognosis and/or treatment of medical conditions. 

NHS England is currently looking at embedding personalised medicine into mainstream healthcare, so that clinicians from oncology and other mainstream medical specialties outside clinical genetics can access and use genomic testing, but there is still a long way to go before access to genomic medicine becomes reality for all patients. So what needs to happen now and will be the benefits for patients in decades to come?   

Speakers confirmed:

  • Professor Sue Hill, NHS Chief Scientific Officer for England
  • Professor Lyn Chitty, Professor of Genetics and Fetal Medicine, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
  • Dr Jean Abraham, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Houses of Parliament
SW1 0AA
United Kingdom