A personalised approach to care of patients is a defining feature of modern medicine. Holistic care considers both the biomedical and psychosocial aspects of disease so that even patients with the same diagnosis are treated as indi- viduals. Precision medicine represents a refinement of the ideals of personalised care based on modern advancements in fields such as genetics, and has potential to herald a new era of medicine.
Jonathan C. M. Wan, Benjamin Beresford-Jones, Uddhav Vaghela
We attended the GIANT Health Event 2017 on the 29th November as press. Entering the former brewery situated on Brick Lane itself, the conference had a distinctly industrial feel, with stalls in the centre of the conference hall, with makeshift stages scattered throughout the building. First impressions aside, we felt that the venue was oddly fitting, and had a good feel to it. We were struck by the high-quality speakers on artificial intelligence (AI) on the main stage, who were clearly driven by a motivation to use novel tech and algorithms to improve patients’ lives, for example, through the Emma, a wearable device for individuals with Parkinson’s disease.