On Tuesday, May 16th we hosted a webinar about the future of pediatric medicine together with the Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine. Dr. David Dimmock, Medical Director for the Institute for Genomic Medicine, joined our CEO, Pieter van Rooyen, to discuss how the “ultra-rapid method” has been implemented at the Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine and what the team there has been able to accomplish with this innovative infrastructure enabling rapid NGS data analysis, disease diagnosis and treatment.
Why the need for an ultra-rapid diagnostics test? There are over 8,000 genetic diseases and collectively they represent the leading cause of death in infants in NICU and PICU. Quick diagnoses and a plan of action that eliminates any guess work involved in diagnosis and optimal treatment saves lives, as has been evidenced at Rady.
The ultra-rapid method was recently deployed to the NICU and PICU at the Rady Children’s Institute and has already been hugely successful.
“60-80% (of children at Rady) that we make a diagnostic on, we actually make a change to treatment of that child,” said Dr. David Dimmock.
What does the ultra-rapid method look like at Rady? What have been some of the triumphs and challenges? How do we scale this infrastructure to other children’s hospitals?
You can watch the recorded webinar here: http://www.frontlinegenomics.com/rich-media/11398/webinar-future-of-pediatric-genomics/