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Transforming Medicine through Genomics Conference

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Derek Willoughby Lecture Theatre

Charterhouse Square

Queen Mary University of London



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Join the British Society for Genetic Medicine (BSGM) and Genomics England at this conference to explore how genomics will transform medicine. Throughout the day, you’ll hear from leading researchers, clinicians and those involved in the 100,000 Genomes Project - the world’s largest national project of its kind. Talks will cover some early applications and findings from the programme, which has already started to improve cancer outcomes for patients and discover new diagnoses in rare disease. Building on the work of the 100,000 Genomes Project, this year will also see the launch of a mainstream NHS Genomic Medicine Service. It’s now it’s more important than ever to explore the challenges and opportunities of using genomics information to change patient care and outcomes. This free-to-attend conference will bring together healthcare professionals, researchers and trainees.


09.30 Registration and coffee

09.55 Welcome and opening remarks

William Newman, Programme Organiser

Session 1: 100,000 Genomes Project

Chair: Prof John Burn, Newcastle

10.00 Service transformation through the 100,000 Genomes Project

Professor Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England

10.30 Discoveries through the 100,000 Genomes Project

Professor Mark Caulfield, Chief Scientist, Genomics England

11.00 Coffee

Session 2: Cancer genomics and personalised medicine

Chair: Dr Marc Tischkowitz, Cancer Genetics Group

11.20 Genomics in cancer prevention

Dr Clare Turnbull, Queen Mary University of London and Genomics England

11.50 Application of 100,000 genomes data to improving cancer outcomes

Professor Fiona Blackhall, Christie Hospital and University of Manchester

12.20 Genomics to unravel cancer biology

Dr Mariam Jamal-Hanjani, UCL CRUK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence, London

12.50 Lunch

Session 3: Rare disease genomics in mainstream medicine

Chair: Dr Helen Firth, Joint Committee for Genomic Medicine

Dr Frances Elmslie, Clinical Genetics Society

13.50 Genomics informing the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders

Professor Rita Horvath, University of Newcastle

14.20 Cardiomyopathy – diagnosis and prognosis

Dr James Ware, Imperial College London and Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London

14.50 Genomics in practice

Prof Richard Trembath, Kings College London

15.20 Tea

Session 4: The future of genomic medicine

Chair: Professor Anneke Lucassen and William Newman

15.40 De novo development of a national genomic medicine programme

Professor Tim Aitman, University of Edinburgh

16.10 Where are we going with Genomics?

Dr Matthew Hurles, Sanger Institute, Hinxton

16.40 Closing remarks by the Chair

Professor Anneke Lucassen

16.45 Close of conference

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