Press Release

Personalized Medicine Conference

August 28, 2014

Quebec and British Healthcare Experts to Explore the Future of Personalized Medicine

Montreal, August 27, 2014 – Six panels comprised of more than 20 health care experts from the U.K. and Canada will meet on September 9th, 2014 at the Montreal Neurological Institute to discuss the topic: Personalized Health Care – Aligning the Business of Health Care.

Insights from both sides of the Atlantic could prove invaluable in how business, science and clinical practitioners come together to develop new and crucial medicines based on a personalized approach.

Panellists include clinical practitioners, government representatives, legal/regulatory affairs officers, advisors, industry representatives and researchers in order to include the viewpoints from all of the important participants in healthcare, up to and including the patient.

Representatives of Great Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and influential healthcare professionals from our market, including a significant proportion of senior executive women, will outline the challenges and opportunities associated with developing and implementing personalized treatments.

“Personalized medicine has the potential to radically change medical practice by transforming the way we manage our own health and the healthcare system as a whole. Important challenges exist in how it will be deployed in a coherent equitable system that meets population needs.”  Says Howard Bergman MD, FCFP, FRCPC, Department Chair and Professor of Family Medicine, and first Dr. Joseph Kaufmann Professor of Geriatric Medicine at McGill University.