Personalised medicine: the social challenges

One day launch event to a new seminar and workshop series across 2019-2020, sponsored by Centre for Personalised Medicine (CPM), St. Anne’s College and NIHR Oford BRC Partnership for Health, Wealth and Innovation

The idea behind personalised medicine is both simple and powerful: delivering the right treatment to the right patient at the right time. Realising these visions requires both improved scientific knowledge of human disease and illnesses, but also forging of new forms of dialogue, relations and partnerships across often complex landscapes of contemporary healthcare systems. The aim of this new event series is to identify major social challenges surrounding personalised medicine, and develop new knowledge, tools, and solutions about how they might be breached. Every six months an event will be held at St. Anne’s College focusing on a “grand social challenge” of personalised medicine, including the ethics and social practices of data sharing, university-industry-NHS partnerships, and challenges of achieving disruptive changes at scale in healthcare systems. Our inaugural event on 21st March 2019 brings together renowned speakers from various backgrounds to reflect on what they consider acute challenges surrounding realisation of personalised medicine in healthcare systems, drawing on their expertise and experience from the social sciences and humanities, clinical research, industry, healthcare professions, and health policy. We particularly welcome patients and the public to the event.

Competition Winners announced

We are pleased to announce the winning entries in the competition on the theme of People Like You.

The three judges were Celia Lury, Martin Tironi and Nina Wakeford. They were impressed by the range of ways in which the entries responded to the provocation posed by the competition.

The ‘People Like You’ project team want to thank everyone who submitted an entry. They have helped us think about what personalisation means and will inform later stages of our research. We will be writing a blog to describe the process of designing and running the competition.

You can see the winning entries on our competition website

Many congratulations to all of our winners:

Carolyn Meyer – First Prize

Sophie Wood – Second Prize

Clement O’Donovan – Third Prize

Mariam Menteshashvili – People’s Choice Prize