Personalised Medicine 2020

Thursday, 02.10.2014 | 09:00 - 12:00

Organised by Coordination & Support Action (CSA) PerMed, Seventh Framework Project

(EU Grant No. 602139)

Establishing an EU dialogue platform on Personalised Medicine

Personalised Medicine (PM) is one of the most innovative areas in the future of health research. Its high potential, for patients, citizens and the economy, is not being fully realised due to fragmented activities, insufficient communication and lack of generic solutions. Implementation of PM is, therefore, a key challenge in Europe and beyond.

The EU-funded Coordination & Support Action PerMed was initiated to step up stakeholder coordination to allow synergies and avoid duplication or competition, and ensure maximum transparency to equip Europe to lead the world. Its aim is to develop recommendations to foster the implementation of PM in transnational research and health systems.

PerMed recommendations

Angela Brand, Professor, University Maastricht, the Netherlands

Erika Hackenitz, The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)

Lada Leyens, University Maastricht, the Netherlands

Early dialogue and regulatory aspects

Falk Ehmann, European Medicines Agency (EMA), UK

Legal and ethical aspects

Effy Vayena, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Citizens’ perspective and needs

Kaisa Immonen-Charalambous, European Patients' Forum (EPF)

A hospital’s perspective

AL Andreu Periz, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spain

The General Practitioner's perspective

Ferenc Hajnal, European Union of General Practitioners (UMEO), Hungary

Best practice example – Rare diseases

Christoph Klein, University Munich, Germany

Best practice example – Nutrition

Andre Boorsma, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), the Netherlands


Clive Cookson, Journalist, Financial Times

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