Health Education England (HEE) and the Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine Network would like to invite you to a workshop designed to provide essential information on how Pharmacogenetics is moving into the NHS to provide patients with the right drug at the start of their treatment, at the correct dose, that is compatible with other medications.
The event is aimed at those working within the healthcare sector, along with others who have an interest in genomic medicine.
The workshop, entitled Pharmacogenomics in the NHS, takes place on Wednesday 22nd May 2019, at the Royal College of Physicians, Regents Park, London. Registration is free; delegates receive 6CPD credits from the RCP for attending.
Genomic Medicine is very much a part of the NHS forward view and has the potential to provide safer drug prescribing, thus making valuable savings on clinical appointments and NHS resources.
Prof Sir Munir Pirmohamed (NHS chair of pharmacogenetics) will introduce the topic, Prof Dame Sue Hill (NHS chief scientific officer) and Prof Mark Caulfield (Genomics England) will present on the success of the 100K Genomes project and the launch of the NHS Genomic Medicine Service. Dr Imran Rafi (GP) will highlight the importance of pharmacogenomics in Primary Care and Prof Dyfrig Hughes (Bioinformatician, University of Bangor) will discuss the health economics of introducing pharmacogenetics in to patient care. Dr Anneke Seller (HEE) will introduce the HEE Genomics Education Programme and there will be plenty of opportunities to debate, and ask questions about, the importance of pharmacogenetics for patient care.