International Personalized Medicine Conference Held In EduCity@Iskandar
An inaugural international conference on translational medicine was hosted by Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia last week.
Asian Scientist (Mar. 5, 2014) - An international conference focusing on translational medicine was held at the campus of Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) in EduCity@Iskandar, Malaysia, last week. The meeting brought together medical experts who explored how high level research can be translated into patient-centric care.
The one-day conference with the theme ‘Personalised Medicine – from bench to individual bedside’ was held on 1 March and featured twelve international speakers who shared findings from research that will shape the future of patient treatment.
NUMed’s CEO and Provost Prof. Reg Jordan said: “It is an exciting time to be in medical research in Asia because we are seeing a steady increase in the research being carried out in the region."
"We are delighted to support this growth by hosting the International Translational Medical Research conference at NUMed. It is an unique opportunity to hear about the future direction of medical research.”
A diverse range of topics related to personalized approaches to therapy in liver disease, rare genetic disease, neuromuscular disease, bacterial infections, metabolic disease and dementia was presented at the meeting.
One of the talks by Prof. Michael Trenell of Newcastle University, provocatively titled “Do chairs cause heart attacks and do we really think about what we do?”, sought to promote physical activity and exercise as evidence-based therapy for chronic disease and well being.
Other speakers included Prof. Christine Harrison, one of the world's leading leukemia cytogeneticists, who presented her latest insights into targeting signaling pathways in lymphoblastic leukemia.
Prof. Jeff Errington, a pioneer in the field of bacterial cell biology, also discussed how basic science can aid in discovery of novel antibiotics.
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