On September 10-11, 2020, the first Joint Workshop of ICPerMed and the closely related initiative ERA PerMed took place.
Members of both initiatives discussed options for continuing their work in the new framework programme of the European Commission “Horizon Europe” and in particular the potential European Partnership in Personalised Medicine.
Davide Valitutti (Policy Officer Partnerships, DG RTD) and Maria Pilar Aguar Fernandez (Head of Unit Health Innovations, DG RTD) from the European Commission gave valuable insights about the concept of European Partnerships and expectations on the potential Partnership in Personalised Medicine. In addition, Sabrina Montante presented lessons learned from the preparation of the European Partnership “Transforming Health and Care Systems” (THCS).
After these talks, members of ICPerMed and ERA PerMed discussed the content of the draft concept for a potential Personalised Medicine partnership initiative that was developed in a joint effort by both initiatives. This document will provide input to the Member States consultation organised by the European Commission. In addition, members of both initiatives exchanged their views about chances, open questions and next steps towards a European Partnership in Personalised Medicine.
More information on the European Partnership on Personalised Medicine is available in a special ICPerMed newsletter from July 2020, in a joint ICPerMed- ERA PerMed statement and on the website of the European Commission.