Deborah Schofield Public Lecture

Deborah Schofield Public Lecture

Economic Impact of Genomic Medicine: what we know, what we need to know and how will we get there?

Presenter: Professor Deborah Schofield

Director, GenIMPACT: Centre for Economic Impacts of Genomic Medicine and Professor and Chair of Health Economics, Macquarie University

  • Thursday, 28 March 2019
  • 10.45 am for 11.00 am
  • Finance Decision Lab, Level 1, 4 Eastern Road, Macquarie University

Unravelling the human genome is one of the most remarkable achievements of our generation. In this context, economic analysis is important prioritising the allocation of scarce public resources, including genomics. This seminar will discuss our methods for evaluating the cost effectiveness of genomic medicine, the policy context and our policy influence.  It will also address questions such as:

  • What is the policy context for genomics?
  • How do we measure the costs and benefits of genomics?
  • What are the impacts of genetic conditions on the social and economic prospects of families?
  • What is left to be done, and where are we going from here?

RSVP by email to GenIMPACT by 27 March 2019 to indicate number of attendees.

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