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13 October 2017

posted Oct 13, 2017, 12:30 AM by Beck Lockwood   [ updated Oct 13, 2017, 6:09 AM ]

NIHR DEC Leeds expertise to be showcased at personalised medicine congress

Researchers from NIHR DEC Leeds and the University of Leeds will be presenting three projects at the 1st EuropeanCongress on Personalised Medicine next month.

Mike Messenger, Deputy Director of NIHR DEC Leeds, will also be leading a panel discussion at the conference, along with Bethany Shinkins, Health Economics Theme Lead, and Geoff Hall, Health Informatics Theme Lead. 

Entitled "A Tale of Two Cities: a whole system approach to personalised medicine and health", the session will discuss the significant opportunities to reposition and develop personalised technologies to transform management of public health, community and primary care populations.

Through case studies and discussion, delegates will hear how the Leeds Centre for Personalised Medicine and Health has embraced these opportunities and has brought together the whole health and care ecosystem to match excellence in science and innovation, with patient and population needs.

Three posters have also been accepted for presentation at the event: Richard Neal, Professor of Primary Care Oncology at the University of Leeds, and Mike Messenger, Deputy Director of NIHR DEC Leeds, will present the  CanTest project, and explain how this will help GPs detect ‘difficult to diagnose’ cancers in a primary care setting and reduce the burden of referrals.

The other posters due to be presented are: “Yorkshire Lung Screening Trial”, and “Methods for the assessment of analytical validity in Health Technology Assessments (HTAs) of tests: results from an international systematic review”. 

The Congress takes place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, from 27-30 November.