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Stratified Medicine & Telford Memorial Lecture

  • Date: Wednesday 23rd January 2019 from 2.00-5.00 pm (Coffee & Registration from 1.30 pm)
  • Venue: Manchester Dental Education Centre (MANDEC), Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester, M15 6FH
  • Members £0.00
  • Non Members £

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1.30 pm
Registration & Coffee

Speakers to include:

Professor Caroline Dive CBE, Deputy Director of the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, The University of Manchester

Professor Jonathan Barker, Professor of Medical Dermatology, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, King’s College London
“Psoriasis: towards stratification by phenotype and outcome”

Professor Anne Barton, Professor of Rheumatology and Division of Musculoskeletal and Dermatological Sciences Lead, University of Manchester; Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist, Manchester University NHS FT
“Precision medicine in rheumatoid arthritis – hope or hype?”

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune condition characterised by synovial joint inflammation and for which a number of treatment options are available.  However, for each treatment, the drug selected will be effective in 6-7 people out of 10.  Currently, selection of treatment is based on trial and error, cost and the time the drugs came to market rather than on rational prescribing.  The 3-4 people who are unlikely to benefit will receive treatment for 3-6 months but will continue to experience disabling joint inflammation and will be exposed to the risk of serious side effects during that time.  As some of the treatments available, this represents a waste of scarce NHS resources.  Management of rheumatoid arthritis, therefore, provides a clear unmet need which could be addressed by precision medicine approaches in which the right treatments are targeted to the right patients.

TELFORD MEMORIAL LECTURE to be given by Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed, David Weatherall Chair of Medicine and NHS Chair of Pharmacogenetics, Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research; Director MRC Centre for Drug Safety Science and Wolfson Centre for Personalised Medicine, University of Liverpool