Treatment of Genetic Disorders symposium

In this free one-day session, speakers from all over the UK will talk about their experiences and novel approaches to genetic treatment

On Thursday 25th February 2016 the University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton are organising a free Treatment of Genetics Disorders symposium. This exciting field is starting to make a difference to patients and is the being viewed as the next step for genomics.

Starting at 9:30am, the symposium is aimed at anyone whose practice involves the care of patients with potentially treatable genetic conditions as well as any healthcare professionals who would like to learn more about the concept of precision treatment that will be available as we enter the genomic era.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Splicing therapy in neuromuscular disease
  • Therapy of mitochondrial disorders
  • Retinal gene therapy
  • Gene therapy for immunodeficiency
  • Treating overgrowth disorders
  • Therapy for tuberous sclerosis
  • Lysosomal storage disorder therapies
  • Structural genomic approaches

For further details about the symposium or to register your place, please contact Dr Andrew Douglas, at University of Southampton