Genomic Health has decided to support the largest gathering of science journalists in the UK, the UK Conference of Science Journalists organised by the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW).
The Conference takes place on Tuesday 16 October at The Francis Crick Institute in London.
“We are delighted to have Genomic Health as one of the key sponsors of our conference,” said Mico Tatalovic Chair of the ABSW. “This will enable us to hold an evening networking event as part of the UKCSJ to provide delegates with a relaxed atmosphere in which to reflect on the content of the conference and network.”
Genomic Health is one of the world’s leading providers of genomic-based diagnostic tests that help optimise cancer care, including addressing the overtreatment of the disease, one of the great issues in healthcare today.
Established in 2000, Genomic Health was founded with a bold mission: to harness the potential of the genomic revolution to eliminate the “one-size-fits all” approach to medical treatment.
Steve Ogram, UK & Ireland Managing Director of Genomic Health, said: “It’s a pleasure to support the UK Conference of Science Journalists. As a company, we’re at the forefront of personalised medicine and we’re keen to encourage understanding in the media of how cutting-edge science can help deliver precisely the right treatment to each individual patient.
“This is particularly timely for us because the results will be announced this summer of a huge study into personalised medicine and breast cancer, TAILORx. We look forward to a good discussion with journalists about how DNA-based analysis can push forward the boundaries of science.”
The venue for the UKCSJ2018 will be the striking new building that houses the Francis Crick Institute, the biggest biomedical research facility under one roof in Europe that brings together over 1500 scientists and support staff under one roof.
UKCSJ2018 is the only UK conference organised by science journalists for science journalists and follows on from almost a decade of successful similar events organised by the ABSW, including a World and a European conference of science journalists, three previous UKCSJs, and two summer schools of science journalism.
This dedicated conference website www.ukcsj.org contains an archive of materials from all previous UKCSJs and will be the site for registration and programme information for UKCSJ18.