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Grand Rounds | Tissue and data banking—in the DSM and SDHB?

Presented by:

Professor Mike Eccles | Department of Pathology

Grand Rounds_identifierOver the past decade or so the use of human tissues in research has greatly increased worldwide. Perhaps even more so, patient data and patient tissue-derived data, has dramatically increased over the same timeframe.

A Human Disability and Ethics Committee (HDEC)-registered tissue bank with an associated data bank in the DSM and SDHB would, Professor Eccles believes, be helpful to manage patient tissue and data for unspecified future research. Particularly pertinent to this idea is the anticipation that tissue- and data-led translational research will soon potentially be able to directly inform clinical decision-making. Professor Eccles is involved in two national research programmes, the Maurice Wilkins Centre, and National Science Challenge - Healthier Lives, in which cancer tissue and data processing is centrally involved and evolving towards tissue- and data-led translational research. In the USA and Australia, for example, tissue and data banking are now an important part of the infrastructure of many leading hospital/ medical school environments. In this presentation, Professor Mike Eccles will discuss these ideas while relating them to the afore-mentioned research programmes and discuss new technologies on the horizon for cancer patient management.

Your participation

You are invited to contribute your thoughts about the use of tissue and data in health research by contributing to 7 discussion points on a scale (5 mins).

A healthy, brown paper bag lunch will be provided.

The Grand Rounds is a monthly lecture series presenting cutting edge health research by leaders in their fields. Formerly known as Medical Forum, these seminars are designed for health professionals, academic and clinical researchers, and students across the Division of Health Sciences.

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Date Wednesday, 5 September 2018
Time 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Audience All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Departmental Seminar
LocationBarnett Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor Dunedin Hospital
Contact NameGeorgia Richardson

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