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2019 FORUM Annual Lecture

14.00, Thursday 05 September 2019

Hallam Conference Centre Central London

44 Hallam St, Marylebone, London, W1W 6JJ

The 2019 FORUM Annual Lecture was given by Dr John Leonard, CEO of Intellia Therapeutics on 'Transforming Medicine: The Promise of Human Genome Editing for Rare and Genetic Disease'.

The Lecture was free and open to all and was livestreamed - click the embedded video above to watch the recording. The report from the Lecture has now been published and can be downloaded using the link on the right of this page, or by clicking here.

“Never before has there been a time in scientific history that we have the opportunity to do such great medicine, while at the same time potentially harm ourselves greatly."
Dr John Leonard, CEO of Intellia Therapeutics

A biography for Dr Leonard can be downloaded here. Following the keynote Lecture,Dr Leonard was joined by a panel of distinguished guests, who took part in a panel discussion, chaired by Professor Sir Robert Lechler PMedSci. Those who joined Dr Leonard in the panel were:

  • Dr Mathew Garnett, Group Leader, Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Dr Nicola McCarthy, Business Unit Manager, Horizon Discovery
  • Dr Alison Kay, Patient representative
  • Dr Sarah Chan, Chancellor's Fellow, University of Edinburgh

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