Genomics & Personalised Medicine - Citizen Impact & Industry Opportunities

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Thursday 26th Apr - Thursday 26th Apr
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2018-04-26 17:30:00 2018-04-26 19:30:00 Europe/London Genomics & Personalised Medicine - Citizen Impact & Industry Opportunities Headrow House, Bramleys Yard, 19 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 6PU

Where

Headrow House, Bramleys Yard, 19 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 6PU

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Hosted by Richard Corbridge, Chief Digital and Information Officer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, this event will share inspiring stories which illustrate how this important field is revolutionising the way in which we diagnose and treat diseases and disorders, tailored to an individual’s unique genetic code.

Bethny Morrissey

Joining Richard we have Bethny Morrissey from the Medical Research Council-funded Industry Engagement Academy, who will give you practical pointers about how your company can benefit from investment in our region.

Julie Atkey, Co-Operational Lead and Genomics Education and Training Manager at Yorkshire & Humber Genomic Medicine Centre, will share stories from the region's participation in the 100,000 Genomes Project. Roche, who are the global leaders in this field, will be on hand to paint the bigger picture.

Nigel Sansom from Pinpoint Cancer, who focus on artificial intelligence and biomarkers, will share an SME perspective on growing their business in our city.

Health & Wellbeing Strategy

Our city’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-2021 sets out a clear vision that ‘Leeds will be a healthy and caring city for all ages, where people who are the poorest improve their health the fastest’. This includes maximising the benefits from information and technology as a key priority. The health and wellbeing strand of the Digital Festival is a celebration of the diverse and innovative work taking place to help us achieve our shared, bold ambition for Leeds to be the best city for health and wellbeing.

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