Healthy futures: genomics and beyond

28 November 2017

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Venue: Clare College, Cambridge

Scientific innovation and social change are driving us rapidly towards personalised healthcare. What will this future look like, and how will we get there?

Join an international line-up of expert speakers to explore how genomics and other emerging technologies are transforming the healthcare landscape, and consider some of the critical people, practical and policy issues that lie ahead. Our events always include high-quality discussion and plenty of networking opportunities.

Why attend?

  • Look ahead with Dr Robert Green (Director, Genomes2People) to what a future of personalised medicine informed by genomics will look like
  • Learn from the nation’s top doctor, Prof Dame Sally Davies (Chief Medical Officer for England) on how her vision of Generation Genome can be realised
  • Hear from Professor Sue Hill (Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England) on creating a national genomic medicine service and the challenges ahead
  • Discover some of the other emerging technologies set to transform healthcare
  • Debate the pathways and pitfalls ahead with those working to make personalised healthcare a reality
  • Gain insight into how innovations get into clinical practice
  • Imagine a future underpinned by personal connected health

Who should attend?

This meeting is suitable for anyone with an interest in aspects of genomic medicine and personalised healthcare – practical, policy, or person-centred – including:

  • NHS scientific, clinical and policy professionals - reduced price until 30 Sep!
  • NGOs and charities
  • Patient and public representatives
  • Pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic and medical device companies
  • Other industry professionals – legal, insurance 
  • Academics

Tickets are £160 for the whole event including all refreshments, snacks, a networking lunch and closing wine reception, with an optional £8 fee for car parking.

NHS employees – special reduced rate of £95 until 30 September. Discount is only available by emailing​

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Photograph of Dr Robert GreenDr Robert C. Green - Director, Genomes2People Research Program / Professor of Medicine (Genetics), Harvard Medical School






Photograph of Prof Sue HillProf Sue Hill - Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England






Photograph of Prof Dame Sally DaviesProf Dame Sally Davies - Chief Medical Officer for England






Photograph of Dr Chiara GarratiniDr Chiara Garratini - Intel Corporation's UK Health Innovation team






Photograph of Sir Jonathan AsbridgeSir Jonathan Asbridge - President, European Society for Person-centred Healthcare / Clinical Director, Healthcare at Home





Photograph of Ms Carla DeakinMs Carla Deakin - Associate Director, Nice Office for Market Access






Photograph of Mr Francis WhiteMr Francis White - ​​VP Sales and Business Development, AliveCor Inc / NHS Innovation Fellow






Mr Claus F. Nielsen - Data for Good Foundation / Vice chair for Personal Connected Health Alliance Europe


Registration and coffee
Welcome and overview Dr Mark Kroese
Director, PHG Foundation
Creating a national genomic medicine service
Prof Sue Hill
Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England

NHS England plans to improve patient outcomes through the introduction of personalised medicine, including better prediction and prevention of disease, more precise diagnosis, targeted interventions and a more participatory role for patients.

Q & A
A vision of the future of diabetes care Claus Nielsen
Vice Chair, Personal Connected Health Alliance Europe
Business Development Manager, Delta

Diabetes is a global health issue, with over 350 million people affected worldwide and numbers continuing to rise. How can personal connected health technologies support and empower diabetes patients to take control of their own health and wellbeing?

Q & A
Parallel A
Health technologies and the human factor
Dr Chiara Garattini
Intel UK
Sir Jonathan Asbridge
President, European Society for Person-centred Healthcare
Clinical Director, Healthcare at Home

Chair: Alison Hall
Head of Humanities, PHG Foundation

Science and technology offer all kinds of new possibilities to personalise health and care, but how will humans interact with these technologies, and how can we ensure that they deliver benefits patients really want?

Parallel B
Innovations into practice in the NHS
Carla Deakin
NICE Office for Market Access
Francis White
Chair: Dr Philippa Brice
External Affairs Director, PHG Foundation

Delivering the best scientific innovations to health professionals and patients in the NHS is an important policy priority; how does it play out in practice?

Technologies to transform healthcare Chair: Dr Sobia Raza
Head of Science, PHG Foundation

The impact of modern genomics on medicine is substantial; learn about other new tools and technologies that could also have a major impact.

Empirical data on the Path to Genomic Medicine
Dr Robert C. Green
Director, Genomes2People Program,
Harvard Medical School / Broad Institute

Genomics lies at the heart of future health, but what will a future of personalised medicine informed by genomics actually look like?

Q & A
Genomics and health Prof Dame Sally Davies
Chief Medical Officer for England

The CMO's recent Generation Genome report set out the many ways in which genomics can be expected to inform and improve medicine and public health now and in the future, and some of the policy steps that will be needed to realise this vision.

Summary and close Dr Mark Kroese
Director, PHG Foundation

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Useful information

Information on travelling by road, rail, coach and air is available here.

Unfortunately, parking is not available on site but there is secure parking available 10min away from the Gillespie Centre, Memorial Court, Clare College. The fee is £8 and can only be booked in advance on eventbrite. A map of the location of the car park and the Gillespie Centre is available here.

Alternative parking is available in the town centre at very high rates (up to £25 a day), or at several park&ride sites located on the outskirts of Cambridge. The park&ride stops in the centre of town and it is approximately a 15 minute walk from the centre to the Gillespie Centre.

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