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The business of precision medicine – visioning the Future

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Now in its 2nd year, the Bionow Precision Medicine Conference, will focus on the impact which this exciting area has on patients and given the strengths in the North, will also examine precision medicine as a key tool in reducing the North / South economic differential.

Precision Medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. This approach allows doctors and researchers to predict more accurately which treatment and prevention strategies for a particular disease will work best in specific groups of people. P4 Medicine will further revolutionise medicine and build upon the opportunity to deliver care which is Predictive, Preventive, Personalized and Participatory.

We are delighted that Professor Joanne Hackett, Chief Commercial Officer at Genomics England and Professor Anna Dominizak, Vice Principal at the University of Glasgow will be the Keynote Speakers at the event.

Conference Programme

08.30 - 09.00

Arrival and Registration

09.00 - 09.05

Welcome Address

Dr John Stageman, Chair, Bionow

09.05 - 09.35

Keynote Speaker: Professor Joanne Hackett, Chief Commercial Officer, Genomics England

09.35 - 10.35

Building World Leading Infrastructure for Precision Medicine

Dr Michael Messenger, Head of Personalised Medicine and Health, University of Leeds
Professor John Isaacs, Institute Director, Newcastle University (by video)
Dr John Stageman, MRC programmes

10.35 - 11.00

Coffee, Networking & Exhibition

11.00 - 12.00


Professor, Tony Whetton, Director, Stoller Biomarker Discovery Centre
Professor Nick Reynolds, Director MRC/EPSRC Molecular Pathology Node, Newcastle University
Dr Paul Docherty, Relationship & Alliance Manager, Hologic

12.00 - 13.00

Diagnostic Stratifiers with Clinical Utility

Professor Annick de Vries, Head of Diagnostics, Sanquin Diagnostics
Dr Julia Reynolds, Programme Manager, Innovation Agency
Huw Ricketts, Director - Business Development, Partnering for Precision Diagnostics, QIAGEN

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch, Networking & Exhibition

14.00 - 14.30

Keynote Speaker: Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, Vice Principal, University of Glasgow

14.30 - 15.30

Building a Value Proposition

Dr Ian Jacob, Principal Health Economist, HCD Economics Ltd
Huw Ricketts, Director - Business Development, Partnering for Precision Diagnostics, QIAGEN

15.30 - 16.30

Stratifying Becoming a Personalised Medicine - Opportunities Within Cell Therapy

Representatives from iMATCH
Representatives from NAATTC

16.30 - 17.15

The Future of Precision Medicine

Professor Chris Griffiths, Director of The Dermatopharmacology Unit, University of Manchester
Karen Spink, Innovation Lead - Precision Medicine, Innovate UK



Delegate Prices
Premium Bionow Member: £115.00 + VAT
Bionow Member: £145.00 + VAT
Non-Member: £199.00 + VAT
*Group discounts are available on request.

If you are interested in sponsorship and exhibition opportunities at the event please contact Helen Williams on 07714 168020 or at

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