Functional assays are in the truest sense precision medicine; matching a patient to a drug by directly testing their live tissue. The hypothesis is simple, yet in a personalized healthcare approach dominated by population scale genomics, the utilization of functional assays is limited. The frustration is palpable, however there exists a great opportunity to expand precision medicine beyond genomics, ultimately bringing better treatment options and the potential for greater outcomes to patients in need.
The inaugural Functional Precision Medicine Summit is a one-day event dedicated to showcasing advances in functional assays and their application in oncology precision medicine. Bringing together a unique mix of pharmaceutical, academic and technology leaders, the summit is must attend for those interested in the use of assaying technology to further biomarker discovery, drug R&D and personalized healthcare outcomes.
Through keynote talks, interactive panel discussions and informal roundtable sessions, the summit will focus on these key topics:
- Demonstrating the clinical utility of functional precision medicine testing
- Implementing functional testing in precision medicine clinical trials
- Accelerating the application of functional testing
- Addressing stakeholder, educational and investment challenges for functional precision medicine
We’ll be hosting a poster session during the networking reception at the Functional Precision Medicine Summit. There is limited space for posters, and all posters must be approved first by the Society for Functional Precision Medicine. If you’d like to present a poster, please submit it to Fionnuala.Lane@hansonwade.com by Monday 11 March.