PHG Foundation to speak on genomics and personalised prevention at PHE conference

By Rebecca Burbidge

7 September 2017


PHG Foundation will be speaking at Public Health England (PHE) Annual Conference next week on the role of genomics in personalised disease prevention.

The two day conference will bring together over 1500 delegates to learn and share knowledge about improving public health.

Chaired by PHG Foundation’s Director Hilary Burton, the morning session on 13th September will begin with PHG’s Philippa Brice looking at when and where genomics and related technologies have a genuinely useful place in public health practice. Joanne Whitmore of the British Heart Foundation will outline in more detail current opportunities in cardiovascular disease, and PHG Foundation's Head of Humanities Alison Hall, will discuss the key role the public health community plays in communicating the importance of proportionate clinical data sharing.

The PHE Annual Conference takes place at Warwick University on 12 and 13 September.

Last week, the Genomics in Mainstream Medicine Group which aims to raise awareness among health professionals of opportunities to use genomics for patient benefit across all clinical specialties, published a free factsheet on the importance of genomics within public health practice. 

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