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Find out from world experts at The Genetic Conference 2007 – the first open UK debate on the facts and the science behind this controversial area

Thursday 8th November 2007, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
The Wellcome Institute - London

This event is free to journalists, There will be drinks and canapés.

More information:

The Genetic Conference 2007

Email:amisplon@geneticconference.com
Bookings hotline: 020 8742 3789
Web: http://www.geneticconference.com

The Genetic Conference 2007 is the first UK event to engage the professionals and the public in the debate of the scientific and clinical issues surrounding the validity and viability of genetic screening – a powerful new diagnostic tool. This subject has attracted a huge amount of press interest this year. Here is the perfect chance to learn more from the doctors that are actually involved in the process. Sponsored by GeneticHealth , Roche and Body Language

This event is of interest to all Media , GPs and other physicians interested in preventive medicine, Clinical Nutritionists, Cardiologists, Clinical Geneticists and Scientists, Clinical Pharmacologists, Diabetologists , and other medical professionals in the private and public sector.

The Genetic Conference 2007 has attracted world-leading medical and scientific experts on this subject who will:

• Summarise the latest research and findings in genetic screening for common disease prevention

• Reveal the real science behind the genetic tests

• Explain the genetic predisposition of heart disease, obesity, and diabetes

• Detail the science of Pharmacogenetics - the latest developments in targeted drug therapy.

• Explain how to use genetic screening in your medical practice.

Genetic Screening for Common Diseases : Fact or Fiction?

The Programme:

6.30pm - SNPs (Polymorphism) - How they are measured and what do they do?
- Prof Stephen Bustin - Professor of Molecular Science, Barts and The London, Queen Mary School of Medicine.

6.55pm - The genetics of coronary heart disease
- Dr David Brull - Consultant Cardiologist The Whittington Hospital and the Heart Hospital

7.20pm - Pharmacogenomics—targeted drug therapy
- Dr Mel Lobo - Consultant in Clinical Pharmacology, Barts and the London NHS Trust

7.45pm - The genetics of obesity and diabetes
- Prof. Mark McCarthy - Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Oxford

8.05pm - Genotyping and its clinical utility in lifestyle management for disease prevention
- Dr Paul Jenkins - Consultant Physician and Reader in Endocrinology, Barts, Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry.

8.30pm - Drinks and canapés

For sponsor information and sponsoring opportunities contact the The Genetic Conference 2007 on: 020 8742 3789


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