Education Workshop 2017


IGES Educational Workshop- Genetic Epidemiology: Fundamentals for Precision Medicine

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Location: Queens’ College Cambridge, UK

Day/time: September 9, 2017: 2:30-6:00.

Registration Fee: $50

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Given the national and international movements towards precision medicine, it is increasingly important to make efficient use of a vast and diverse array of information, with the goal of individualized treatment of disease and related risk factors. Genetic epidemiology is at the root of this endeavor. In this session, leaders from across the field of human genetics will speak to their efforts to use genetics to improve medical treatment.



2:30 Welcome and Introductory Remarks
2:40 Nancy J. Cox, Ph.D. 

Professor of Genetics and Director, Vanderbilt Genetics Institute

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Driving Genetics through a Biobank to Precision Medicine

3:10 Mark McCarthy 

Group Head, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Robert Turner Professor of Diabetic Medicine

University of Oxford

What should we expect personalised medicine to deliver for a complex disease like type 2 diabetes?

3:40 Martin Tobin 

Director, Leicester Precision Medicine Institute
Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Public Health

University of Leicester

 Lung Function and COPD Genomics at Scale

4:10 Coffee Break
4:30 John Witte 

Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UC San Francisco

Incorporating genetic information to improve health: an example from PSA screening

5:00 Jeffrey Barrett, D. Phil. 

Senior Group Leader, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Director, Open Targets

Using human genetics to make new medicines

5:30 Panel discussion
6:00 Close of Workshop


To attend this event, a separate ticket must be purchased during the IGES meeting registration process at

Limited tickets are available and sell out early.