What’s next for UK leadership in genomic medicine?

By November 16, 2022Public

Genomics England invite all MJA members to this exclusive briefing in London, with networking, food, and drink to follow.  Please ensure you register via our form below.

Genomics is revolutionising the way we diagnose and treat disease and the UK is leading the way when it comes to genomic healthcare and research. In England, almost ten years on from the announcement of the ground breaking 100,000 Genomes Project, genomic testing is now bringing cutting-edge benefits to patients through the NHS Genomic Medicine Service.

But whilst the impact of genomic medicine has already reached many, this medical revolution has only just begun.

On Tuesday 6 December, Genomics England is hosting a briefing for members of the Medical Journalists’ Association to explore how genome sequencing is impacting patients right now, and what else is on the horizon for this trail blazing technology.

Built on a vision to help everyone benefit from genomic healthcare, Genomics England is a global leader in advancing and delivering genomic medicine at scale, for all.

Our ground-breaking new initiatives will see us build the world’s largest and most advanced cancer research platform; conduct the biggest study of newborn genome sequencing; and drive major efforts to improve diversity in genomic medicine and research.

At this in-person evening event, you’ll hear from a series of speakers on:

  • The NHS Genomic Medicine Service, its current benefits and what is on the horizon
  • How whole genome sequencing is helping to bring faster diagnoses and more tailored, personalised and effective treatments to patients
  • How advances in genomic technology and research, including Genomics England’s Newborn Genomes Programme, Cancer 2.0 and Diverse Data initiatives, are moving us closer towards the promise of precision medicine

The event will close with a short Q&A session where you’ll be able to pose questions to our panel of experts.

Genomics England has access to a large bank of case studies and there will be plenty of opportunity to network with speakers and staff during the event

About the event 


Tuesday 6 December

5.30pm Registration opens

6.15pm – 7.30pm Presentations and Q&A

7.30pm – 9pm Breakout networking including food and drink


Burroughs Room, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE

Speakers will include:

  • Dr Prabhu Arumugam, Director of Clinical Data and Imaging at Genomics England
  • Professor Matt Brown, Chief Scientific Officer at Genomics England
  • Dr Rich Scott, Chief Medical Officer at Genomics England

Registration is essential





Sallie Robins

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