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Oxford Virtual Symposium 'Clinical Genomic and Precision Medicine 2020'

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Oxford Virtual Symposium 'Clinical Genomic and Precision Medicine 2020'

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You are welcome to participate in the first Virtual Oxford Symposium on clinical genomic and precision medicine. The conference aims to discuss and explore genomic applications and translations in clinical medicine and healthcare. Faculty includes world leaders in the field of genomic precision medicine. The conference is wholly virtual, open to participants from all of the world.

Federation of Royal College Physicians UK 6 hours CPD credits approval

“The Professor Sir David Weatherall Oration”

The new oration is established to mark and recognise landmark contributions of Sir David Weatherall, the Founder Director of the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, in the field of molecular medicine. The scientific advisory committee shall search and recommend a distinguished clinical scientist or molecular/genomic scientist with impressive track record of life long contributions in genetics, genomics and molecular biology with unparalleled application and translation in clinical and preventive medicine.

Outline of the First Oxford Symposium Programme

0900 Welcome/ Introduction

Dhavendra Kumar, Cardiff & London

0915 Key Note Lecture 1

Status of genomic medicine in NHS

Bill Newman, Manchester

0945 Session I: Genome diagnostics in clinical practice

Chair- Helen Stewart, Consultant Clinical Geneticist, Oxford, UK

0950 Clinical genome sequencing and variant interpretation

Sian Ellard, Exeter

1015 Mitochondrial genomics in clinical practice

Robert Taylor, Newcastle upon Tyne

1040 Whole genome sequencing in rare genetic diseases

Ellen Thomas, Genomics England, London

1115 Coffee break

1125 Session II: Stratified and Precision Medicine

Chair: Patricia Munroe, Professor of Molecular Medicine, QMUL

1135 Cancer stratification for targeted molecular therapy

Rebecca Fitzgerald, Cambridge

1200 Pharmacogenetics in clinical practice- way forward

Sir Munir Pirmohamed, Liverpool

1225 Genomics in complex diseases- the model of Rheumatoid arthritis

Costantino Pitzalis, QMUL, London

1250 Commissioning of the 100,000 Genomes Project in NHS

Sir Mark Caulfield, QMUL, London

1300 Lunch

1400 Key note Lecture 2

Precision microbiology- Lessons from Covid-19/ SARS-CoV-2 infection


1430 Session III: Broader issues in genomic & precision medicine

Chair: Tessa Homfray, Consultant Clinical Geneticist, St. George’s Hospital, London, UK (To be confirmed)

1435 Ethical ground rules in genomic and precision medicine

Tara Clancy, Manchester

1450 Harmonization in genomic and precision medicine

Ruth Chadwick, Leeds & Cardiff

1515 Health economic parameters for genomic and precision medicine

Sarah Wordsworth, Oxford

1540 Coffee/ Tea

1550 ‘Sir David Weatherall Oration”

Chair- Professor Doug Higgs, WIMM, University of Oxford

Professor Sir Stephen Patrick O’Rahilly, Cambridge

1650 Discussion/ Reflections/ Vote of Thanks

1700 Close

Please contact genomicmedicine@yahoo.co.uk or conferences@genomicmedicine.org for all enquiries

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