Improving health outcomes: genomics and precision medicine

Improving health outcomes: genomics and precision medicine

NSW
May 21
Join CEDA as we explore how data analysis, artificial intelligence, and advances in genomics will drive greater health outcomes and ask if healthcare in the twenty first century will transition from universal standard care to universal precision care?

Speakers

Associate Professor Sarah Kummerfeld, Co-Head of the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics, Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Dr Laura Collie, Medical Advisor, NSW Office of Medical Research
Shehaan Fernando, Director – Population Health and Health Informatics, Philips Australia and New Zealand

Event overview

Advances in genomics, data informatics and artificial intelligence have enormous potential to improve the prevention of chronic disease, patient outcomes, and health outcomes.

Progress in genomics has seen the cost of a human genome sequence fall from over $100 million at the turn of the millennium to $1000 today. At the same time, progress in computing allows large datasets to be mined for insights into the relationships between genes, environmental factors and health; and artificial intelligence enables delivery of customer-made medicine.

What implications does this progress present for the health sector, policy makers, and consumers alike? What are the opportunities for Australia to be a world-leader in this new frontier of precision medicine? And, can Innovation and Science Australia’s ambition to become the healthiest nation on earth through genomics and integrated data analytics be realised?

At this CEDA event leaders in the field will discuss:

  • The future of diagnostics and the latest developments in precision medicine and how it will evolve to 2030;
  • Fighting chronic disease with preventative health – how data assists health care providers to proactively treat patients; and 
  • Challenges in realising the benefits of technology and data analysis in health – ensuring privacy and equity.

Meet the keynote speaker

Associate Professor Sarah Kummerfeld
Co-Head of the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics, Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Meet the speakers

Dr Laura Collie
Medical Advisor, NSW Office of Medical Research

Shehaan Fernando
Director – Population Health and Health Informatics, Philips Australia and New Zealand

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