This series of free events provides multidisciplinary perspectives on the promises – and potential pitfalls – of personalised healthcare.
Healthcare in the 21st century faces unprecedented challenges from ageing populations and the burden of chronic disease, at the same time developments in biomedical science and digital technology offer opportunities to improve and personalise the prediction, prevention and treatment of disease. Healthcare is on the cusp of an exciting new future, but health systems must move quickly to meet these challenges and exploit the opportunities ahead.
Join us as we highlight the key areas where science and technology could transform disease prevention and care, examine barriers to implementation, and explore the policy implications of biomedical and digital innovations for health.
Meetings are open to all and combine expert insight with lively discussion and networking opportunities. All events are free to attend but advance booking is essential
Is the time right for a move from genetic testing and biobanking at specific time-points to continuous, real-time monitoring of individuals? How might this 'measured man' approach affect health systems planning and research, and could it yield vital new information for personalised healthcare?
Full programme is available here
The PHG Foundation Life Sciences & Society series will continue exploring perspectives on personalised healthcare throughout 2016 – 2017, addressing topics including:
- The dynamic genome: health and disease
- Data sharing for personalised healthcare: drivers and barriers
- The future of medicine: personalised prevention
The Life Sciences and Society series is an initiative of the PHG Foundation, in partnership with Cambridge University Health Partners and Hughes Hall.
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