ICPerMed Workshop 2019: ‘Personalised Medicine for All Citizens and Patients within Sustainable Implementation’

12 November 2019 – The second workshop ‘Personalised Medicine for All Citizens and Patients within Sustainable Implementation’ of the International Consortium for Personalised Medicine (ICPerMed) assembled around 150 experts from 31 countries in Madrid, Spain.

Workshop Opening
Representatives of the European Commission, the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, ISCIII and the ICPerMed are opening the workshop.
© Ricardo Santamaria Villasante

The workshop took place on 5-6 November 2019 in the National Health School of the Spanish Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII). High-level representatives of the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, the Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumers and Social Welfare, and the European Commission attended the workshop and stressed the importance of personalised medicine in their speeches.

Two high-level keynote lectures were complemented by four working groups that discussed and developed solutions for the empowerment of citizens and a safe, fast and economic transfer of personalised medicine approaches into sustainable and effective health care systems.

Conclusions and recommendations were presented and discussed in plenary sessions, moderated by ICPerMed Chair Jan-Ingvar Jönsson (Swedish Research Council, Sweden) and ICPerMed Vice-Chairs Astrid Vicente (National Institute Doctor Ricardo Jorge, Portugal) and Wolfgang Ballensiefen (DLR Project Management Agency, Germany). The overall message given was to build trust across all sectors by adequate involvement of all stakeholders and co-creation of interventions in personalised medicine.

Outstanding best practice examples
Four outstanding examples of best practices in personalised medicine were honoured with the ICPerMed "Best Practice in Personalised Medicine" Recognition 2019.
© Ricardo Santamaria Villasante

While honouring the awardees of the ICPerMed ‘Best Practice in Personalised Medicine’ Recognition 2019, ICPerMed opened the application phase for the ICPerMed Recognition 2020 to honour, encourage, promote and disseminate outstanding best practice examples in personalised medicine. The deadline for proposal submission is 23 January 2020. In addition, representatives of the ERA-Net Cofund ERA PerMed pre-announced their Joint Transnational Call 2020. ERA PerMed is closely linked to ICPerMed and will foster the implementation of the ICPerMed Action Plan by funding transnational research projects in the field of personalised medicine.

Lectures and video recordings of the workshop will be uploaded on the ICPerMed website within the upcoming weeks.

The ICPerMed workshop ‘Personalised Medicine for All Citizens and Patients within Sustainable Implementation’ was organized by the ICPerMed Secretariat and supported by the European Commission, the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and the Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumers and Social Welfare.