A response to a need. Genomics is special in that it pulls together different stakeholders and areas of expertise. This brings its own set of challenges. Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to see healthcare evolve and become personal, but we don’t have the ability to make advances on our own. The part we play is getting your amazing ideas out there so they can come to fruition, gain support, and inspire the next wave of progress. We do that through our series of Festivals, and free access to the Front Line Genomics Magazine and web portal www.frontlinegenomics.com.
A note from the Front Line Genomics Founder:
In 2009 I lost my father to mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer commonly caused by exposure to asbestos. Looking for answers, I started to read about growing evidence that a person’s genetic makeup can increase susceptibility to mesothelioma. That got me interested in the potential of translational genomics in both healthcare and society. It also got me thinking about the role I could play in accelerating the impact of genomic knowledge on people’s lives.
I developed an idea for an events and media business that puts the genomics community, and indirectly, the patient, at the very heart of its decision making processes. An organization that helps deliver the benefits of genomics right to the ‘front line’ of healthcare as quickly as possible. At the centre of this idea is that our products would be accessible to the entire genomics community. I spoke to countless people in the genomics community to refine the concept. Front Line Genomics launched on September 1st, 2014.
Front Line Genomics is very different to a typical events or media company. By working day-to-day with experienced genomics professionals, and focusing 100% on genomics, we sit very much within the genomics community. We prioritize patients, and we work with the genomics community to get the benefits of genomics to patients faster. Our role is to support everyone associated with genomic science and technology in their on-going endeavour to improve the lives of patients, and society in general.
Richard Lumb PhD, Founder, Front Line Genomics
Here are our Festival values:
Inclusivity and Accessibility. For our Festivals to deliver the maximum benefits for patients, it’s important that as many people as possible can attend.
Incredible Value. The success of our Festivals largely relies on breaking the age-old notion that ‘you get what you pay for’. We aim to create the most valuable spend of your time.
Educational. We create educational experiences for people who are both brand new to the genomics field, and those who are imbedded in the field.
Choice. If you only get to attend one event each year, we want you to choose ours. At the Festival, you’ll have a variety of ways of spending your time. That includes multiple sessions across stages 1-4, additional talks on the Live Lounge from solution providers, patients and clinicians, a poster zone and much, much more.
Inspirational and Fun. There’s no doubt that we want you to leave the Festival with new ideas, new contacts and tangible lessons that will transform the way you work for the better. BUT, we want to inspire you, and help you have fun, along the way.
Is it for me?
Geneticists, chemists, molecular biologists, clinicians, pathologists, bioinformaticians, physicians, entrepreneurs, regulators, patient groups and just about anyone who generates, uses or seeks answers in genomic data are brought together at the Festival. Whether you work in academia, in pharma, or in healthcare, sign up for your Festival ticket today. You'll leave the Festival with great perspectives, new ideas and feeling you’re part of something big.
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