Prof Anna Wedell
Director, Precision Medicine Center
Anna Wedell, MD, PhD is Professor at Karolinska Institutet and Senior Consultant at the Centre for Inherited Metabolic Diseases at Karolinska University Hospital, an expert center providing highly specialized investigations of patients with inborn errors of metabolism and related rare diseases. In collaboration between the Clinical Genomics facility at the Science for Life Laboratory in Stockholm and Karolinska University Hospital, she led the clinical implementation of whole genome sequencing into healthcare for diagnosis of rare inherited diseases. This formed the basis of the Genomic Medicine Center Karolinska (GMCK), which is a node of the national Genomic Medicine Sweden (GMS) project. Wedell is also Director of the Precision Medicine Center Karolinska, an academic-clinical partnership aiming to facilitate implementation of precision medicine into healthcare. Wedell is a member of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Hear me speak at HBI
Keynote: Implementing personalised medicine in a university hospital setting
Anna looks at how Karolinska has created a virtual organisation where scientists and physicians find new ways of interacting, promoting cross-disciplinary collaborations. She also reflects on the real potential offered...
Panel discussion: Challenges and solutions
What are the main barriers to the roll out of comprehensive genetic testing platforms for all patients? And what further challenges are imposed by broader population health management systems? How...