17.05.2019

Members Event - Thursday 6th June 2019

Our next Members' Event presentation will take place on Thursday 6th June 5:30 – 7:30pm in the Education Centre at the Freeman Hospital, and will be led by our genetic and cancer specialists.

Agenda

5:30pm  Welcome by Professor Sir John Burn

Presentations:

From Genes to Genomes: Why does genetics matter?

Recently there have been rapid developments in our understanding of the way in which our genes affect our everyday life and our health. The NHS has used knowledge of genetics to help our patients for many years.  Advances in our ability to ‘read’ the information our genes contain has opened up many new possibilities.  Newcastle Hospitals are at the forefront of these developments.

Speakers:

Dr Michael Wright, Consultant Clinical Geneticist and Mr Jon Stacey, Project Manager, 100,000 Genomes Project

‘CAR T cells in the North East – the experience so far’

The Newcastle Hospitals was one of the first Trusts in the country to be involved with CAR-T cell therapies.  The talk will give a quick overview of the potential benefits of CAR-T cells and highlight our experience setting this very innovative treatment up in the Trust.

Speakers:

Dr Tobias Menne,Consultant Haematologist and Dr Geoff Shenton, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist

7:15pm   Discussion

7.30pm   Close

The next Members' Event will take place on: 

Thursday 12th September 2019

We hope to confirm the topics for those in the very near future and of course, all the events give Members the opportunity to meet their local Governors and other Trust Senior Staff. 

If you would like to attend any of these events, please call us on freephone 0800 015 0136 or email your name, address and telephone number to: NHS.FoundationTrust@nuth.nhs.uk

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