FPM Education Week 2021

Start date: Tuesday 1 June 2021
End date: Friday 4 June 2021 16:00-17:30

Application of Genomics in Pharmaceutical Medicine

Four workshops | 1 - 5 June 2021

This year’s FPM Education Week is all about genomics and genomic applications in pharmaceutical medicine. Since the successful sequencing of the human genome in 2003, new avenues for pharmaceutical medical research and development have rapidly evolved. This has led to a greater understanding of the genetic contribution to variability in clinical pharmacology and predisposition to drug safety concerns, improved understanding of the genetic basis of disease leading to the evolution of precision therapeutics and, finally, the development and approval of the first gene therapies offering potential for cure of genetic disorders.

Our panel of speakers are all experts in their fields of pharmaceutical development. FPM Education Week 2021 aims to enable you to better understand the challenges and benefits to be gained by applying genomics to the development of new treatments. As ever the sessions will leave time for audience debate and discussion.

We look forward to seeing you online.

Event programme

Tuesday 1 June 16:00-17:30 UK time (GMT+1)
Prof John Posner
Pharmacogenomics in clinical pharmacology and screening as a contribution to the safe use of medicines

Wednesday 2 June 16:00-17:30 UK time (GMT+1)
Prof Duncan McHale
Advances in clinical genetics and the development of treatment for rare genetic disorders

Thursday 3 June 16:00-17:30 UK time (GMT+1)
Dr Tony Lockett
Health Technology Assessment of Genomic Medicines

Friday 4 June 16:00-17:30 UK time (GMT+1)
Dr Arseniy Lavrov
Clinical Development and Marketing of Gene Therapy

Book tickets for each session

*Reduced rates are available for:

  • People from low and lower-middle income countries
  • PMST trainees
  • Unemployed
  • Part-time employed (earning less than £15,000 per year)
  • People on Parental Leave
  • People who are Out of Practice & Retired
  • Charity representative

About the speakers

Booking Information

Bookings will close at 12:00 noon UK time (GMT+1) on the day of each session.

Queries:If you are unable to complete your booking online or you would like to be invoiced, please email training@fpm.org.uk  / events@fpm.org.uk 

Joining Instructions will be sent periodically, with a final reminder sent one hour before each session.


If you attend this course you can use it as CPD for your appraisal. To do so you’ll need to provide:

  • evidence (certificate of attendance), and
  • reflection, specifically a couple of paragraphs on what you learnt, what effect it will have on your current practice and how it relates to Good Medical Practice.

Upload these into your portfolio and self-allocate your CPD points at 0.25 credits per 15 mins.



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