Personalised Medicine | Are we Putting Promise into Practice?
Host: Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
About the event:
Personalised medicine is opening new horizons, from drug discovery and diagnostics to tissue and organ development. Exponential improvements in the cost, time and portability of gene sequencing technologies have allowed a patient's genetic information to be easily and rapidly obtained; with the promise being that this can be used to provide tailored and targeting treatments.
But are these discoveries being translated into new clinical practices? Indeed, is personalised medicine compatible with the existing drug development model?
The idea of creating drugs for narrow subsets of the population – thereby segmenting the market – is in direct contradiction to the way in which pharmaceutical companies have traditionally developed and marketed their products. On the flip side, with many health care providers moving towards performance related models of paying for treatments, there are increasing incentives to develop more targeted – and hence more effective – medicines.
Join OBR Manchester for this panel discussion, where will be asking experts from academia, big pharma, biotech and the clinic: how close is personalised medicine to transforming the global healthcare industry? How does the landscape need to change for its true potential to be realized?
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- 5:30pm - Registration
- 6:00pm – OneStart competition launch and Panel Discussion
- 7.30pm - Drinks and Networking Reception
Prof. Katherine Payne
Organisation: Professor of Health Economics, University of Manchester
Prof. Simon Hollingsworth
Role: Panel Speaker
Organisation: Executive Director, Personalised Healthcare and Biomarkers, AstraZeneca
Dr. Stephen Little
Role: Panel Speaker
Organisation: CEO, Premaitha Health
Dr. Mark Saunders
Organisation: Consultant Oncologist, Christie Hospital
Dr. Bill Newman
Organisation: Senior Clinical Lecturer in Genetic Medicine, University of Manchester
Travel and Contact Information
Lecture Theatre B