Other Birmingham events

Personalised Medicine – it’s in our DNA

Past event - 2018
15 May Doors open 6.30pm
Event 7pm - 9pm
Island Bar, 14-16 Suffolk Street,
Birmingham B11LT
Our genomes contain 3 billion letters of DNA - all the information needed to build and maintain our bodies. However, unique changes in our DNA also predispose us to illness. Join us tonight to learn how local scientists are unlocking the power of our genomes to improve the diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases and cancer, giving hope to patients with previously untreatable conditions. 

Worth The Squeeze? Learning From Routine Healthcare Data

Dr William Bradlow (Consultant Cardiologist)
Making the most of healthcare data generated during routine care by driving fundamental activities for the benefit of the patient sums up the concept of a ‘Learning Health System’. Advances in computer science and genomics combined with the huge volume of data being generated in health care make this a tantalising prospect. But how easy is it in reality? This talk will explore one cardiologist’s experience of trying to set up such a system in the West Midlands to help patients with an inherited heart condition; Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

Genome sequencing in the NHS: pitfalls, practicalities and possibilities

Dom McMullan (Consultant Clinical Scientist)
The 100,000 genomes project has been globally unique in catalysing and enabling systems for adoption of whole genome sequencing (WGS) in a national healthcare system across many areas of medicine. As recruitment draws near to completion and results begin to be reported back to patients at scale, the NHS in England is gearing-up for routine implementation of WGS in a bold and visionary new Genomic Medicine Service. This talk will attempt to illustrate the complexities of interpretation, the real benefits for our patients and the challenges and possibilities ahead.
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