Medical and Health Genomics
Medical and Health Genomics provides concise and evidence-based technical and practical information on the applied and translational aspects of genome sciences and the technologies related to non-clinical medicine and public health. Coverage is based on evolving paradigms of genomic medicine―in … read more
Genomics and Society
Genomics and Society; Ethical, Legal-Cultural, and Socioeconomic Implications is the first book to address the vast and thorny web of ELSI topics identified as core priorities of the NHGRI in 2011. The work addresses fundamental issues of biosociety and bioeconomy … read more
Genomic Medicine Principles and Practice
The first edition of Genomics and Clinical Medicine provided an overview of genomics-based advances in disease susceptibility, diagnosis, and prediction of treatment outcomes in various areas of medicine. Since its publication, the science of genomics has made tremendous progress, and … read more
The Molecular Biology of Chronic Heart Failure
The clinical syndrome of chronic heart failure (CHF) is the hallmark of progressive cardiac decompensation, one of the most common chronic medical conditions that affect around 2% of the adult population worldwide irrespective of ethnic and geographic origin (Anonymous). Apart … read more
Genomics and Health in the Developing World
Genomics and Health in the Developing World provides detailed and comprehensive coverage of population structures, human genomics, and genome variation – with particular emphasis on medical and health issues – in the emerging economies and countries of the developing world. … read more
Oxford Specialist Handbook: Inherited Cardiac Disease
Many heart conditions are inherited and if not diagnosed and managed appropriately place the patient at risk of blackouts, weakening of the heart, or sudden death.While individually uncommon, inherited diseases of the cardiovascular system collectively represent a major health burden. … read more
Principles and Practice of Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics
Consisting of contributions from experts in all specialties of cardiovascular genetics and applied clinical cardiology, Principles and Practice of Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics serves as the comprehensive volume for any clinician or resident in cardiology and genetics. Each chapter provides a … read more
Genomics and Clinical Medicine
An important milestone in medicine has been the recent completion of the Human Genome Project. The identification of 30,000 genes and their regulatory proteins provides the framework for understanding the metabolic basis of disease. This advance has also laid the … read more
Founder Director ‘Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine’, Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, University of Oxford. Formerly the Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford, England, UK.
The major research areas include the genetic, adaptive and environmental factors that modify the phenotype of common forms of thalasaemia in Asia, notably HbE beta thalassaemia, the population genetics of the thalassaemias with particular respect to varying susceptibility to malaria, and the development of partnerships between countries with and without expertise for the improved avoidance and management of the thalassaemias in Asian countries. WHO Adviser for Genomics and Global Health and recipient of many awards notably the Lasker Award, the top American award for science and the Wallace H. Coulter Award in 2013. The National Portrait Gallery describes Sir David Weatherall “somebody who has thought deeply about the place of medicine and doctors in society as a whole”.
Patron’s message: “The activities of the Genomic Medicine Foundation (UK) are broadly based right across the field of genetics and genomics as it is applied to a wide range of inherited diseases. It has a broad base covering almost every aspect of genetics as it is applied to clinical practice and in that respect is one of the only societies which focuses all its attention on the clinical aspects of genetics. It also has a particularly wide range of education and publication right across the field of medical genetics. As somebody who founded the first institute of molecular genetics in this country, it is a great honour to be named Patron of the Genomic Medicine Foundation and I thank you very sincerely for doing me this honour.”
This International convention is the Sixth Biennial Cardiff International Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics Conference. The first convention in this series was held in 2007 and the last one was successfully staged in 2015.
Consultant in Clinical Genetics, Institute of Medical Genetics, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff University School of Medicine, UK; The Visiting Professor, Genomic Policy Unit, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, the University of South Wales, Pontypridd, South Wales, UK. Professor Kumar’s special interests in clinical genetics include clinical cardiovascular genetics (inherited conditions of heart and blood vessels), genomic medicine and genomic applications in global healthcare. read more