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The dawn of precision medicine; the 100,000 genomes project across Wessex
Tue 23 May 2017, 17:00 – 21:00 BST
Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, Telegraph Way, Winchester SO21 1HZ
The 100,000 genomes project will transform the way patients with rare disease or cancer are diagnosed and treated. Run from 13 sites across the country, collectively the project will sequence and analyse 100,000 genomes from 70,000 patients in order to speed up diagnosis and where possible inform treatment choices and improve patient outcomes.
The project is locally led by Wessex Genomic Medicine Centre (WGMC) based at University Hospital Southampton, in partnership with Salisbury Foundation Trust, Portsmouth Hospitals Foundation Trust, Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals Foundation Trust and supported by Wessex Academic Health Science Network and the University of Southampton.Together we serve a population of 3.5 million across this diverse region with a mix of urban and rural locations.
One of the objectives of Wessex GMC is to embed genomic medicine in the work of clinical teams across the region. We strongly believe that this will be a major driver in improving patient outcomes and will transform practice, through the development of precision medicine and facilitating patient choice by providing more accurate prognostic information.
This event will introduce you to the project, share our progress so far and explore the plans for the coming years.
Speakers will include key members of NHS England’s Genomic Implementation Team, Genomics England, Wessex Genomic Medicine Centre and representatives from regional hospitals who are helping to deliver the project.