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Precision Child Health Symposium


29th of September, 2020


50 Flemington Road

Most medical treatments have been designed with the average patient in mind. This approach works for some patients, but not for others. We know each person is unique. Where we live, our genetic makeup, our family medical history and our lifestyle choices all contribute to our health and well-being. Precision child health takes into account differences in children’s genes, environments and lifestyles and formulates treatment and prevention strategies based on their unique backgrounds and conditions.

Together, this gives medical professionals the tools to better understand how complex the human body is. Precision child health will help us to keep children healthy, and understand which treatments work best with the fewest side effects.

This world-leading event will explore how precision child health allows doctors and researchers to:

  • Determine the best care for each individual child patient
  • Identify disease mutations (changes in genes that cause disease) in patients with undiagnosed conditions
  • Avoid serious side effects from medications
  • Identify genetic risk factors to guide lifestyle and environmental recommendations that can improve the health of each child

This symposium will be hosted by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.