UKPGx Network Annual Open Meeting 2020 #UKPGx2020


Tuesday 10 March 2020

Our 7th Annual Open Meeting will take place at the Royal College of Physicians, London on March 10, 2020.

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Attendees qualify for 8 CPD credits.

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Session 1

Welcome : Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed

Precision Public Health : Professor Sir John Bell 

The NHS Genomic Medicine Service : Professor Dame Sue Hill

Chromosomal instability and genome plasticity in cancer evolution, immune evasion and metastasis : Professor Charles Swanton


Session 2: Early Career Researchers

Polygenic Risk Scoring - An Overview of Theory, Practice and Usefulness for using Genetic Data in Risk Prediction : Dr Jack Euesden

Prioritization of cancer therapeutic targets using CRISPR-Cas9 screens : Dr Fiona Behan

Machine learning for healthcare : Anne Mottram

Patient experience of genomic medicine: Anne Lennox


Session 3: Nucleic acid based therapies

Somatic and germline genome editing - promises, perils and pipedreams : Professor Robin Lovell-Badge

Antisense oligonucleotide therapy for Huntington's disease : Professor Sarah Tabrizi

Gene therapy in haemophilia : Professor Edward Tuddenham


Session 4: Rare Diseases

Rare Disease Clinical Development - Locked Nucleic Acid therapy for Angelman Syndrome : Dr Michelle Krishnan

Pulmonary arterial hypertensions - molecular stratification of a rare disease : Professor Martin Wilkins

Evolving insights into AAV (adeno-associated virus)-based gene therapies for neuromuscular diseases: Professor Thomas Voit

Close of conference : Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed


Once again we have some excellent speakers with Sir John Bell and Dame Sue Hill providing keynote addresses.

Charles Swanton will highlight how precision medicine in cancer is moving forward and this year there will be sessions on the latest advances in gene based therapies and rare diseases. Early career researchers will present their cutting edge work, and a patient will give an insight of their experience of genomic medicine.

The meeting attracts leading representatives from academia, healthcare and industry sectors, regulators, and patients, so is an ideal opportunity to forge multidisciplinary network partnerships.

Each year the meeting is a sell-out and all proceeds from the event go to funding our endeavours of promoting the use of personalised medicine in the clinic to provide patients with improved healthcare.


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