Personalised medicine is a rapidly evolving field that promises to revolutionise the way we diagnose and treat diseases. But what does personalisation really mean, and what are the key opportunities and challenges it presents?

The Centre for Personalised Medicine (CPM) Research showcase brings together researchers and stakeholders from a range of disciplines to explore the latest thinking on personalised medicine, in its broadest sense.

We will examine how technological developments, stakeholder expectations, and inequities in access to resources are shaping the field. We will also consider the financial and environmental costs of personalised medicine, and how we can forge a more equitable and just conceptualization.

Join us for this thought-provoking event to learn more about the future of personalised medicine.

This event is open to anyone interested in personalised medicine, including researchers, clinicians, students, policymakers, patient advocates, and industry professionals.

Postgraduate students and early career researchers from any discipline are invited to share their projects (or reflections on the literature) regarding the promises and pitfalls of personalised medicine. This session will be delivered as a PechaKucha, with a prize for the most successful presentation. 

We hope to see you there!

10.00 – 10.20     Welcome – Helen King, Principal, St Anne’s College

10.20 – 10.30     Introduction – Kate Lyle and Susie Weller, Clinical Ethics, Law and Society

10:30 – 12:00     Session 1: Centre for Personalised Medicine Panel

15-minute presentations from the CPM fellows followed by discussion:

  • Sarah Briggs: Personalised medicine and sustainability
  • Padraig Dixon: Genomics and health insurance
  • Susie Weller: Public views on personalised care
  • Ali Kay: Acceptability and patient perspectives

12.00 – 13.00     Lunch

13.00 – 14.30     Session 2: PechaKucha talks

Short presentations from postgraduate students and ECRs

14.30 – 14.45     Coffee break

14.45 – 16.15     Session 3: Panel discussion

10-minute presentation by each panellist:What I talk about when I talk about personalised medicine’ followed by discussion

  • Chair: Michael Parker, Professor of Bioethics and Director of Ethox, University of Oxford.
  • Anneke Lucassen, Professor of Genomic Medicine and Director of the Centre for Personalised Medicine, University of Oxford.
  • Julia Frost, Associate Professor Health Services Research, University of Exeter Medical School.
  • Julian Knight, Professor of Genomic Medicine and Deputy Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford.

16.15 – 16.30     Closing remarks – Anneke Lucassen

Further Information on the PechaKucha session

PechaKucha is a short-form, image-driven, timed presentation. The aim is to provide a visual summary of your project in exactly 20 slides, with each slide timed to advance every 20 seconds. Your talk on the day must keep up with this timing, encouraging you to share your ideas concisely. 

What compelling images could you use to convey your research? Photographs, drawings, cartoons, graphics are commonly used. You can use visualisations of data, but you will only have 20 seconds to explain each image. Please do remember to consider copyright for image usage.

To participate, please register your interest by emailing and providing your suggested title and a brief summary of your topic (max. one paragraph) by no later than Wednesday 8th November. Invited participants will be required to provide their PowerPoint file to by Friday 10th November. 


How to make a PechaKucha

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