Precision Medicine, also called personalized or individualized medicine, is a rapidly evolving field in which physicians use diagnostic tests to determine which medical treatments will work best for each patient or use medical interventions to alter molecular mechanisms, often genetic, that cause disease or influence a patient’s response to certain treatments. By combining molecular data with an individual’s medical history, environment and lifestyle, healthcare providers can develop targeted prevention and treatment plans. Personalized healthcare has the capacity to detect the onset of disease at its earliest stages, pre-empt the progression of disease, and at the same time, increase the efficiency of the healthcare system by targeting treatments to only those patients who will benefit.
HMC defines Precision Medicine as:
Precision Medicine – is the tailoring of treatment or preventive measures to individuals rather than a one-size fits all approach. This can be achieved by utilizing data derived from genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, accurate phenotyping (e.g.: by advanced imaging techniques or underlying physiology), familial, lifestyle and environmental data.
The objective of this conference is to:
- To create awareness around Qatar Precision Medicine Vision
- to introduce and educate clinicians on concepts of Precision Medicine
- To educate the clinicians across Qatar on global, local and HMC accomplishments in the field Precision Medicine
- to acknowledge the past and ongoing work of our clinicians and the unique service they are providing to the patients in this field
- to share the ongoing work in Oncology Precision Medicine in HMC
1st HMC Virtual Precision Medicine Conference 2021 will be the first official conference in the field of Precision Medicine hosted by HMC. This year, it will be a complete virtual conference. This will be an annual conference held every year with different themes. The theme for this year will be “Precision Medicine in Oncology”.
We have not only invited speakers locally from Hamad Medical Corporation but also International leaders in the field of Precision Medicine will speak at this event. The conference will begin with high level presentation on Qatar national vision and international activities in Precision Medicine. The core of the conference will focus on Precision Medicine activities in Oncology in HMC. The topics will include talks on:
- Role of pathology in oncology precision medicine
- Molecular diagnosis, diagnostic radiology, and intervention radiology
- Personalized medicine clinical application