The John Curtin Lecture: The promise of precision medicine in epilepsy

Date & time: 5.30–6.15pm 31 July 2017, AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Location: The Finkel Lecture Theatre The John Curtin School of Medical Research 131 Garran Rd, ANU
Speakers: Professor Ingrid Scheffer

The genetic revolution is transforming human disease. The idea that finding the causative genetic mutation will lead scientists to understand the biology of a disease and then target the defect is becoming a clinical reality.

For epilepsy, genetic understanding is changing clinical diagnostic approaches for patients with severe disorders with impact for patients and their families. Excitingly, we are now at the cusp of defining and using precision therapies which hold untold promise for treatment and, one day, cure of these devastating diseases. 

This is a free event, open to the public. Light refreshments will follow the lecture. 


Madeleine Nicol

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