Explore the complex web of healthcare and pharmaceutical partnerships, with a spotlight on the rising significance of pharmacogenomics in precision health. In this session, we will delve into how the latest data, innovative research methods, and the vibrancy of start-ups are collectively transforming patient care. By utilising tools like Knowledge Support Systems, healthcare professionals are empowered with customised insights during consultations, enhancing their decision-making abilities. As we mesh findings from extensive research datasets with localised data, we stand on the cusp of a revolutionary chapter in personalised medicine and healthcare.
Prof Tjeerd van Staa
Professor of Health eResearch, University of Manchester
Tjeerd Pieter van Staa is a Professor of Health eResearch at the Centre for Health Informatics, University of Manchester. One research interest is the implementation of a Knowledge Support System providing actionable information during consultation. This approach is being tested in a cluster trial optimising antibiotic prescribing in primary care.
Dr Paulina Cecula
Co-Founder, Dama Health & Medical Doctor, Imperial College Healthcare NHS FT
Dr Emma Magavern
Clinical Research Fellow, Centre of Clinical Pharmacology and Precision Medicine, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London
Dr Magavern is a Clinical Pharmacology Registrar in London and a PhD candidate at the William Harvey Research Institute, QMUL, working with Professor Mark Caulfield. She completed a BA in English prior to her MD and subsequent MScs in Bioethics and Genomics.
Through training in clinical medicine, humanities, genetics and pharmacology she has developed an interest in the scientific merits, clinical potential and implementation challenges of pharmacogenomics.
She was co-secretary of the RCP/BPS working group on pharmacogenomics and led the ESC pharmacotherapy working group pharmacogenomics position paper.
Chair: Dr Videha Sharma
Clinical Innovation Lead, Pankhurst Institute
Videha is the Clinical Innovation Lead for the Pankhurst Institute for Health Technology Research and Innovation in Manchester (UK). He has a PhD in Health Informatics and has been a Topol Digital Health Fellow, a National Medical Director’s Fellow and is an NHS Clinical Entrepreneur. Videha leads a portfolio of projects aimed at impacting patient care by translating new and emerging technologies into clinical practice.