Translating genomics into health: meeting the challenges

18 April 2012

Registration has opened for an innovative event organised by the PHG Foundation, with a unique focus on the opportunities for genomics to improve population health, and the challenges of achieving the necessary transfer into health systems.
Translating Genomics, to be held in the city of Cambridge on 4th December 2012, comprises two separate elements.
The one-day conference, which costs just £65, will examine genomics and stratified populations, achieving uptake of genomic innovations in mainstream medicine, and future directions. The day features keynote speakers Professor Dennis Lo of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, who pioneered the use of cell-free fetal DNA and RNA for non-invasive prenatal diagnosis, and Dr Muin Khoury, founding Director of the Office for Public Health Genomics at CDC, Atlanta, plus other leading experts.
The second event of the day is a gala dinner in the Great Hall of King’s College, Cambridge, celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the PHG Foundation with drinks, dinner and the chance to hear more cutting-edge views on the future of genomics and health – from Professor Dame Sally Davies (Chief Medical Officer for England) and Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz (Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge).

All are warmly invited to join us for either or both events, to hear expert perspectives and join in discussion and debate. 

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