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“From Biosamples to Personalized Medicine”, seminar

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The seminar will take place on Tuesday, 31 May 2016, from 13h00 to 16h00, in the Science 14 Atrium building, ground floor, Rue de la Science 14b, Brussels 1040, Belgium. 

BBMRI-ERIC is key biomolecular and medical research infrastructure providing access to valuable biological samples and data, which is a prerequisite for innovative, efficient, and sustainable health systems. Personalized medicine is a medical approach moving away from “one size fits all” approach of treatment towards an approach tailored to the patient or a group of patients – for prevention, prediction and treatment, addressing the challenges of an ageing population and the related increase in chronic and complex diseases.

European Commission will on 1-2 June 2016 organize the Personalized Medicine Conference 2016 which will explore personalised medicine through a research policy lens, focusing, inter alia, on awareness, integrating ICT solutions, clinical research, innovation, and sustainable healthcare.

BBMRI-ERIC is organizing a side seminar, which is to take place on 31 May 2016 and aims to explore and better understand the potential contribution of the activities BBMRI-ERIC undertakes to the achievement of the proposed roadmap for personalized medicine. Entitled “From Biosamples to Personalized Medicine” the seminar will examine how increased access to biomolecular material will enable progress to personalized medicine, while recognizing the future impact of the General Data Protection Regulation and the potential offered by the European Union’s Open Science Cloud and related data health systems. 

The seminar will bring together the research community, academia, stakeholders, industry, and policy-makers for a discussion on the role of biobanking in personalized medicine, the potential of the big data and related issues, and policy challenges ahead. The seminar will also highlight the industry and stakeholders’ perspective and some key national initiatives.

The programme is available in the attached document.

To attend please register through the form below.



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