The Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union organises a European high-level conference to reflect the influence of Personalised Medicine in the evolution of healthcare to improve people's lives on the 4th and 5th of October.
The conference will bring together a large number of high-level experts and stakeholders with different background and expertise, from different types of organisations and countries, including from outside Europe, to discuss challenges and opportunities in the field of genomic-based personalised medicine, as well as aspects not covered in research and funding.
The conference will be structured into three main axes:
- Axis 1 - Personalised approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
- Axis 2 - Infrastructures and data platforms for Personalised Medicine.
- Axis 3 - Cooperation for Personalised Medicine.
The first day will start with the inaugural lecture about "The evolution of Personalised Medicine in the EU framework", followed by sessions about New challenges in cancer research, Innovative genomic based strategies, Improving the uptake of Personalised Medicine and the EP PerMed Launch: The European Partnership for Personalised Medicine and its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda. The second day will deal with various topics as Data ecosystems that enable the Personalised Medicine, National examples of data infrastructures with the contribution of Alfonso Valencia, Head of Node of INB/ELIXIR-ES and coordinator of IMPaCT-Data, representing the Spanish data infrastructures, How Research Infrastructures can contribute to the development of Personalised Medicine, Best practices in international cooperation in the context of Personalised Medicine and Accelerating access to genomics for global health.
Organised by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, the Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII) and the Centre for the Development of Technology and Innovation (CDTI), the conference will take place in the Príncipe Felipe Research Center Foundation (CIPF), host institution of the event.