4th Meeting of the 197th Session (2017-2018)
In the Augustine United Church
41 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL
On Monday 29th January 2018, at 7pm
The precision or stratified medicine is based on identifying subgroups of patients with distinct mechanisms of disease and particular responses to treatments. This allows us to identify and develop treatments that are effective for particular groups of patients. Ultimately, precision medicine will ensure that the right patient gets the right treatment at the right time. The above definition broadly follows suggested definition published by the Medical Research Council. We can therefore summarise the promise of precision medicine as being able to remove non-responders and toxic responders before prescribing medication and to treat with a given drug only responders and patients not predisposed to toxicity.
Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak is Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice Principal and Head of College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow. In 2016, she was awarded a DBE for her services to cardiovascular and medical science.
Professor Dominiczak is one of the world's leading cardiovascular scientists and clinical academics. Her major research interests are in hypertension, cardiovascular genomics and precision medicine, where she has not only published extensively in top peer-reviewed journals, but also excelled in large scale research funding for programmes and infrastructure alike (with a total value of over £70M in the last five years).
Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are served from about 6:40pm onwards before the meetings.
There is a hearing loop in the meeting room and ramped access to the building is available.
Members of the Public are welcome to attend.
Dr Jane Ridder-Patrick, Secretary
Telephone: 0131 556 2161