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The Emerging Markets Symposium

Therapeutics in the 21st century 3: Personalising therapeutics - personal experiences of treatment and innovation 

Wednesday 25 June 2014


E P Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College

The third in a series of three seminars organised jointly with the Centre for Advancement in Sustainable Medical Innovation (CASMI). This seminar will be chaired by Dr Sian Rees, Director of HEXI and Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College with speakers Tal Golesworthy, Chartered Engineer and member of the Energy Institute and the Royal Society of Chemistry, and Dr Rosamund Snow, Research Fellow based in the Oxford Health Experiences Research Group.

  • Tal Golesworthy will speak on PEARS: An Engineer-Patient in the medical world. Tal's current work is dominated by Exstent Ltd, running the Personalised External Aortic Root Support (PEARS) Project. As a Marfan Syndrome patient with aortic dilation, Tal was unimpressed with the options of a Total Root Replacement (TRR or Bentall) or Valve Sparing Root Replacement (VSRR) so set about engineering an alternative. Nearly 10 years after receiving the first personalised external aortic root support himself, he is now working to extend this surgical option to a wider group of patients with aortic dilation. December 2011 saw the PEARS project win The Engineer’s Medical & Healthcare innovation award at the Royal Society.
  • Dr Rosamund Snow will speak on What it feels like for a patient: spotting the barriers to personalised medicine. Rosamund has a background in communications and journalism, but recently entered academia as a service-user-researcher, studying the long-term-condition she has lived with for 25 years. Having gained her doctorate at King's College London, she is now working with the University of Oxford's medical school to research and develop patient involvement in the education of tomorrow's doctors.

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