The 8th Annual Open Meeting of the UK Pharmacogenetics & Stratified Medicine Network will take place on October 20, 2021 at the Royal College of Physicians, London. The meeting will be held as a hybrid event, with speakers and delegates in person at the venue, as well as an additional audience of delegates viewing the talks online. The venue has all the necessary protocols to present a safe event, while the innovative virtual platform provides an engaging experience for online delegates.
Session One will be introduced by Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed and will set the scene for the day, featuring talks from Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, Dr June Raine, and Dr Robert Scott from GSK.
Session Two will showcase the work of early career researchers Dr James Yarmolinsky, Dr Amaya Viros and Dr Emma Davenport.
Session Three will address COVID-19. Professor Sarah Gilbert will speak on the topic of vaccine development as part of pandemic preparedness, Professor Sharon Peacock will deliver the talk "In pursuit of actionable information derived from SARS-CoV-2 genomes," and Dr Clark Russell will discuss the genetic mechanisms of critical illness.
Session Four will look to the future, featuring Professor Stuart Ralston and Dr Pearse Keane, closing with Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak's intriguing talk "Precision Medicine - What is the Future?"
In person delegates will be able to meet colleagues from across all sectors, creating the opportunity for new collaborations and research partnerships.
Online delegates will be able to benefit from talks presented by world-class speakers without the need to travel.
All delegates, those at the venue and those viewing the talks online, will have the same opportunity to engage with speakers and chairs in the Q&A session that follows each talk, via the RCP virtual platform.