This page brings together videos from throughout the HRB National Conference on personalised medicine, following the programme of the day. It includes a series of videos sharing views from the public: produced with communities around Ireland, we asked people from all backgrounds to share their thoughts on personalised medicine and the challenges and opportunities it presents.
Session 1: The promise of personalised medicine
Personalised medicine promises to transform the way healthcare is delivered. This session set the scene with an overview of what personalised medicine is and the opportunities it offers.
Chair: Prof. Bernie Hannigan, Chairperson, HRB Board
Prof. Dame Anna Dominiczak, University of Glasgow - The Living Laboratory for Precision Medicine
Ejner Moltzen, ICPerMed - European Perspectives of Personalised Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities
Session 2: Personalised medicine in action
This session presented case studies showcasing the potential of personalised medicine across a range of applications.
Chair: Prof. Aedín Culhane, University of Limerick School of Medicine
Prof. Norman Delanty, Beaumont Hospital/Royal College of Surgeons Ireland - Epilepsy, Genomics and Personalised Medicine
Prof. Maeve Lowery, Trinity College Dublin/St James's Hospital - Precision cancer medicine: from concept to clinical practice
Dr Shane McKee, Department of Medical Genetics, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust - Creating a data infrastructure for precision clinical genomics
Session 3: Value assessment, cost and equity in personalised medicine
How should we define value when it comes to implementing personalised medicine? This session broadened out the debate to examine some of the challenges in areas such as cost and equity.
Chair: Prof. Charles Normand, Trinity College Dublin
Prof. Katherine Payne, University of Manchester - Quantifying the value of personalised medicine
Prof. Michael Barry, National Centre of Pharmacoeconomics - The cost-effectiveness of personalised medicine
Session 4: Perspectives on the path forward for personalised medicine
The final session brought together aspects from across the day's discussions to look ahead to the future - asking how stakeholders across health and research can work together to make the promise of personalised medicine a reality in Ireland.
Chair: Muiris O'Connor, Department of Health
Contributions from a range of stakeholder perspectives, including:
Patient perspective: Orla Tinsley, patient advocate - Communication, Chaos and Catharsis: An Advocate's Perspective
Ethico-legal perspective: Dr Ciara Staunton, Eurac Research - Some ethical and legal reflections in pesonalised medicine
Research funding and policy perspective: Dr Teresa Maguire, Health Research Board - Personalised Medicine in Ireland- the research agenda
Industry perspective: Deirdre Poretti, Roche - Planning for the future: Personalised Healthcare a new framework for improving Health outcomes worldwide
Health system perspective: Dr Colm Henry, Health Service Executive - COVID 19 – The Aftermath
Moderator: Claire Byrne
- Prof. Dame Anna Dominiczak, University of Glasgow
- Mr Ejner Moltzen, ICPerMed
- Dr Colm Henry, HSE
- Orla Tinsley, patient advocate
- Dr Teresa Maguire, HRB