England's Chief Medical Officer to speak at Cambridge conference

By Rebecca Burbidge

3 July 2017


England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies will speak on the potential of genomic medicine in Cambridge on 28 November.

The nation’s top doctor, who today published her annual report Generation Genome and called for genomics to be integrated into modern healthcare, will speak at PHG Foundation’s conference Healthy futures: genomics and beyond.

Announcing her report, Dame Sally Davies said: “The age of precision medicine is now and the NHS must act fast to keep its place at the forefront of global science”.

A must for all those who want to explore how we could all benefit from the next frontiers of modern medicine, the conference will also include presentations from national and international experts, including Dr Robert C. Green (Director, Genomes2People Research Programme & Professor of Medicine – Genetics, Harvard Medical School), Ms Carla Deakin (Associate Director, NICE Office for Market Access) and Dr Chiara Garattini (Intel Corporation’s UK Health Innovation team).

The full day conference will have parallel debates on pertinent policy and people issues for health innovations and a series of quick-fire talks on the ‘game-changing’ technologies for health, giving delegates the opportunity to explore the possible shape of our healthy futures and the path to get us there.

Recommendations in today’s report included embedding national standards for genomics and streamlining laboratories, as well as the use of data in a secure environment for individual and collective health benefits and ensuring that all current and future clinicians are equipped to practice genomic medicine. Read the full report here or follow on twitter using #GenerationGenome.

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