10th July 2015
Royal Armouries, Leeds
The HMDS annual meeting focused on “Precision Medicine: the changing role of Haematopathology” at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.
‘Precision Medicine’ tailors medical treatment to the individual characteristics of patients. Treatment is directed to those patients who will benefit, sparing expense and side effects for those who will not. Crucial to this is the ability to classify individuals into relevant subpopulations; these can be defined by differing susceptibility to a particular disease, the biology and/or prognosis of disease, or in their response to specific treatment. The role of the laboratory is central to this classification.