Through advances in genome technology and informatics, partial and whole genome sequencing have become a routine part of healthcare and health-related research. Genome-based information offers major opportunities for improved healthcare and preventive medicine. Sharing of sequence data has become the norm, through research consortia and genome databases. But questions and challenges remain. "Genomic Medicine - Moving beyond the Sequence" will aim to address the following questions:
The main meeting and its two satellites will showcase and discuss the state of the art in Genomic Medicine, recognising the key role of the host organisations - Genomics England, British Society for Genetic Medicine and Scottish Genomes Partnership - in reaching this landmark period in Genomic Medicine.
The meeting will be followed by a drinks reception at The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
Professor Sir Mark Caulfield, Chief Scientist, Genomics England
Professor Sir Peter Donnelly, Founder & CEO, Genomics plc
Marc Williams, MD, Director, Geisinger Medicine Institute
Professor Paul Pharoah, University of Cambridge
Professor Clare Turnbull, Institute of Cancer Research
Professor Andrew Morris, Director, HDRUK, University of Edinburgh
Professor Jo Martin, President, Royal College of Pathologists
Meeting Organisers: Sir Mark Caulfield, Genomics England; Anneke Lucassen, British Society of Genetic Medicine; Tim Aitman, Scottish Genomes Partnership.
Local Organising Committee: Tim Aitman, Mary Porteous, Simon Herrington
Postponed - Genetics, Genomics and the Law
Postponed - Genomic Medicine - Health Economics