FPM Education Week 2021: Health Technology Assessment of genomic medicines

Thursday 3 June 2021

Health Technology Assessment of Genomic Medicines

Workshop 3 | 3 June |
16:00-17:30 GMT+1

This year’s 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. 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.

FPM Education Week 2021

Part of FPM Education Week

  • Tuesday 1 June 16:00-17:30 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 GMT+1
    Dr Duncan McHale
    Advances in clinical genetics and the development of treatment for rare genetic disorders
  • Thursday 3 June 16:00-17:30 GMT+1
    Dr Tony Lockett
    Health Technology Assessment of Genomic Medicines
  • Friday 4 June 16:00-17:30 GMT+1
    Dr Arseniy Lavrov
    Clinical Development and Marketing of Gene Therapy


Booking for this session has now closed

*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 speaker – Dr Tony Lockett

Dr Tony Lockett is a visiting lecturer of the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine at King’s College London. He has a PhD in economics from St Andrews University and an MBA from Henley Management College. Following his PhD he became head of intranslational medicine in Covance, before joining an NIH spinout in vaccines and nanotechnology. In 2009 he joined HVivo as Chief Medical Officer – a respiratory specialist CRO in London.
Dr Lockett is a director of a couple of SMEs in the area of antimicrobial research. Both of the companies he is involved in are looking at the role of biofilm penetration in overcoming anti-microbial resistance. In this role he is actively involved in the pricing and development of genomic therapy for gene therapy in AMR and vaccines – such as phage therapy.  He also has an active research interest in the ethics of global health issues including genomic therapy, where he is actively researching the role of justice in informed consent to research. He retains an active consultancy in anti-infective research and has been advising companies in clinical development strategies for the COVID-19 outbreak.

Dr Tony Lockett
Dr Tony Lockett

Booking Information

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