Genomics is a fundamental component of personalised medicine, and getting related policy right is essential to the successful delivery of better health. Join us for a day of expert insight, multidisciplinary discussion and informal networking on personalised medicine and policy.

The conference will:

  • Highlight exciting scientific developments driving new healthcare opportunities 
  • Consider how society may interact with and influence the use of genomics and related fields in health 
  • Explore real-world policy issues and approaches 

Who should attend?

Whether your professional activity lies in business or bioinformatics, patient care or patent law – if you are interested in personalised healthcare and policy, this conference is for you!

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Confirmed speakers and topics to date include:

Genomics in everyday clinical cardiology
Prof Perry Elliot - Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine UCL & St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London 

Genomics and non-invasive diagnosis 
Prof Nitzan Rosenfeld - Co-Founder and CSO of Inivata Ltd / Senior Group Leader, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute 

Using genomics to improve reproductive health 
Dr Tony Gordon - Managing Director (USA), Lab Director (UK), Genesis Genetics 

Linking genomics and health records 
Prof David van Heel - Professor of Genetics, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London, Chief Investigator & Joint Lead, East London Genes and Health 

Legal issues in NHS genomic data sharing 
Alison Hall - Head of Humanities, PHG Foundation 

Patient benefits from integrating genomics and healthcare 
Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli - CEO, Patients Know Best 

Towards an effective UK policy for pathogen genomics 
Dr Leila Luheshi - Head of Science, PHG Foundation 

Translating microbial genomics into clinical practice
Dr Estée Török - Clinician Scientist Fellow & Senior Research Associate, Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, University of Cambridge, Department of Medicine

Pathogen genomics and diagnostics
Dr Justin O'Grady - Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology at Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia

Panel discussion: the shape of things to come 
Perspectives on the role of science and society in shaping the future of personalised healthcare 
Dr Anna Middleton - Head of Social Science and Ethics, Wellcome Genome Campus 
Dr Nick Lench - Chief Operating Officer, Congenica Ltd. 
Dr Julian Huppert – Lecturer at University of Cambridge and former MP for Cambridge
Dr John Liddicoat - Philomathia Post-doctoral Research Associate, Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Cambridge 


A limited number of free places are available to students, contact Jennifer Vance for details #LSS2016

Life Sciences & Society

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. The series highlights 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.

The Life Sciences & Society series is an initiative of the PHG Foundation, in partnership with Cambridge University Health Partners and Hughes Hall.