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Conversion of Science in Surgery
Wed, May 3, 2017, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM BST
Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham OM KBE PC FRS FMedSci HonFREng will discuss the era of precision medicine and the promising potential of the new ‘-omics’ research platforms. The talk covers advances in computing power, machine learning and data analytics of information technology systems and show how these have accelerated the convergence of science and surgery. Lord Darzi will outline an era that is aiming to bypass ‘one size fits all’ treatments and instead offer diagnostics, treatments and preventative health interventions that are precisely adapted to our innate human variability.
The event is the second of Cardiff University's Home of Innovation lectures.
Lord Darzi holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at Imperial College London, the Royal Marsden Hospital and the Institute of Cancer Research. He is Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London and an Honorary Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College Hospital NHS Trust.
Leading research aimed at achieving best surgical practice through innovation in surgery and enhancing patient safety and the quality of healthcare, Professor Darzi has published over 950 peer-reviewed papers. In recognition of his achievements in the research and development of surgical technologies, Professor Darzi has been elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society.
In 2002 he was knighted for services to medicine and surgery and in 2007 was introduced to the House of Lords as Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham. He has been a member of the Privy Council since June 2009 and awarded the Order of Merit in January 2016.
***Drinks reception from 5.30***
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