Medical Conference Organised By The University of York
9:15am 30th June 2014
The Past, Present and Future of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Diagnosis anniversary event marks 21 years since the inception of the Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Service (HMDS), a specialist haematopathology laboratory providing an integrated diagnostic service for Yorkshire and Humberside. HMDS also receives samples from across the UK, and acts as a diagnostic reference centre for many national and international clinical trials. The last two decades have witnessed major change in technology and therapeutics as well as an increasing focus on the delivery of personalised medicine. Conference sessions will cover the progress in diagnostics and examine where new knowledge about the biology of these disorders may take us in the future.
Professor Andrew Jack, Chair of Haemato-Oncology at York and current Director of HMDS, said:
"The Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Service has been at the forefront of the development of new diagnostic techniques over the past 21 years. We are now at the stage where personalised medicine is becoming a reality, and HMDS is leading many of the developments in this area."
The conference features contributions from:
Archie Prentice, President of the Royal College of Pathologists
George Vassiliou, Lead of the Haematological Cancer Genetics Group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Jude Fitzgibbon, Professor of Personalised Medicine at the Barts Cancer Institute
Gordon Cook, President of the British Society of Blood & Marrow Transplantation
Peter Campbell, Head of the Cancer Genetics and Genomics Group Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute & Joint Head of the Cancer Genome Project
Brian Roberts, the first Haematology Consultant appointed in the region
Simon Crouch, Senior Research Fellow in Biostatistics in the Universityâ€™s Epidemiology & Cancer Statistics Group
As well as staff from HMDS.
The event has been approved by the Royal College of Pathologists for 4 CPD credits.
Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or to register please follow the link: http://www.hmds.info/Content/Training/Training.aspx
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