Precision prevention for modifiable health risks

13.00, Friday 11 December 2020

Precision prevention for modifiable health risks: steps to achieveable personalised preventative healthcare

This digital FORUM workshop brought together a cross-sector audience to explore emerging risk-prediction technologies and how they might be evaluated, proven cost-effective, and implemented into the healthcare system. 

This workshop considered technology-informed risk prediction as an important tool in securing a transformed health service that risk stratifies people appropriately, underpins integrated care, and achieves greater healthcare value. This workshop considered emerging risk-prediction tools, such as the ‘omics, big data and multifactorial data approaches, which can provide a ‘precision’ risk prediction for an individual.

Specifically, we considered how these technologies and the tools derived from them might be evaluated for effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, given that they may be quite disruptive to current clinical pathways, and reliant on prevention and long-term financial return for their cost-effectiveness.

You can download the full report of this workshop and read the accompanying news article here.

The workshop was held from 13.00 to 17.00 on Friday 11 December using the Zoom platform.

If you would like to find out more about this workshop, please get in touch with the FORUM team at

The Academy’s FORUM provides a neutral and independent platform for individuals from across academia, industry, the NHS and Government, and the charity, regulatory and wider healthcare sector, to meet and take forward national discussions on scientific opportunities, technology trends and associated strategic choices for healthcare. Find out more.

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