Eying future health, Lucknow's Era University to organise conference on Personalized Medicine

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Imagine a new world scenario  where treating chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, etc. is customized to your specific case? The possibilities of better treatments and even finding a cure is even closer with personalized medicine and genomic testing technologies.

New ideas and Innovation  is rooted in customizing and personalizing even the smallest parts of our lives, stemming from technology and retail to travel, media and lifestyle attributes. The future continues to fascinate us with  even smarter applications where personalization fits, but what about our health? Enter, precision medicine -- this new era of personalized medicine has arrived to healthcare and the possibilities in treating cancer unimaginable just a few years ago, are closer than ever. Imagine a world where your treatment was tailored to you, taking into consideration every cell and gene throughout your individual genetic profile, using that data to specifically design a treatment to fight the exact cancer you have? Sound too good to be true? Think again. The future is here, and the healthcare industry is preparing for massive disruption but for once disruption couldn't have come at a better time. We are already into the new decade welcoming 2020 with new thread of hopes and aspirations. 

Going ahead with the similar objectives Lucknow based Era University is organising first International Conference on Personalised Medicine: Concept and Role Players"  on 19th and 20th February, 2020.

"The conference will focus on medicine tailored to each person's genetic makeup which is the fundamental idea of personalized or genomic medicine" , told  Prof. Farzana Mahdi in a conversation with Medogle correspondent  under whose guidance the personalized healthcare approach is being implemented with newer ideas. 

According to the present convention, medicine is based on averages and but what works on average may not work for many and thus individuals show different results to different medicines because of their genetic makeup which might be distinct from others. This is also referred to as trial-and-error approach. Personalized medicine is a propitious concept that promises better disease prevention, lesser side-effects, accurate diagnosis, effective treatment and also cutting down of costs associated with present approach of medicine.

The conference will comprise of expert talks on these aspects of personalized medicine and will comprise of research findings, reviews and technical evaluations. Conveying new communication regarding general medicine to the world and inspiring publications on medical discoveries, innovations and new concepts, are among the aims of this conference.

 It shall also serve as a platform for analysts/researchers across India associated with research and practice of personalized medicine to share their encounters, thoughts and accomplishments.

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An important attraction of this conference is going to be "Hands on Workshop on RT-PCR".

Some prominent speakers include 

  1. Dr. R K Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS, Lucknow.
  2. Prof. S. Hari Sharma, Institute for Cardiovascular Research, University of Amsterdam, 
  3. Prof. Lindsay Brown, Professor of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences University of Australia,
  4. Prof. Anil Gulati, Professor and Associate Dean, Midwestern University, Illinois, Chicago,
  5. Dr. Pradeep Kumar G, Scientist G, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Trivandrum, Kerela,
  6. Dr. Prashant Kole, Senior Principal Investigator, Department, Biocon Bristol-Myers Squib R&D Centre, Bangalore
  7. Dr. Sanjeev Rastogi, Director, State Ayurvedic College, Lucknow,
  8. Dr. Binu Kumar, Senior Scientist, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi.

The conference shall also hold abstract and poster presentation activities for graduates, postgraduates, research scholars and faculty participants on "Lifesciences". 

Last date for both online registrations for conference and abstract submission is February 12, 2020. Registration can be done online through website http://www.erauniversity.in and their fees vary in on-spot and online registrations.

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