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Lord Darzi delivers ‘Home of Innovation’ lecture

7 April 2017

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Treatments precisely tailored to individuals will help shape future healthcare, Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham will tell a public audience next month (3 May 2017).

Delivering Cardiff University’s second ‘Home of Innovation’ lecture, Lord Darzi will discuss the era of precision medicine and the power of research platforms.

The talk covers advances in computing power, machine learning and data analytics of information technology systems. Lord Darzi will show how these have accelerated the convergence of science and surgery.

Speaking ahead of the lecture, Lord Darzi said: “Thanks to technological advances, we live in an era that can bypass ‘one size fits all’ treatments and instead offer diagnostics, treatments and preventative health interventions that are precisely adapted to our innate human variability.”

Lord Darzi holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at Imperial College London, the Royal Marsden Hospital and the Institute of Cancer Research. He is Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London. In 2002 he was knighted for services to medicine and surgery and in 2007 was introduced to the House of Lords as Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham.

The talk starts at 6.30pm at the Postgraduate Teaching Centre, Cardiff University Business School, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU. To book a seat, register here. A drinks reception precedes the talk at 5.30pm.

Lord Darzi’s visit marks Cardiff University’s second ‘Home of Innovation’ lecture and follows an inaugural address by Laura Tenison MBE, founder of leading mother and baby retailer JoJo Maman Bébé, last November.

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