EU-Africa PerMed Stakeholder Workshop & Summer School

02 March 2023 - The Europe-Africa Personalised Medicine (EU- Africa PerMed) consortium organised its second stakeholder workshop on 20-21 February 2023 and the 1st EU-Africa PerMed Summer School on 22-23 February in Cape Town, South Africa.

The 2nd Stakeholder workshop has attracted around 80 registered key representatives from Africa, Europe and beyond. The EU-Africa PerMed project sets to build links between Europe and Africa in personalised medicine  and has initiated several core stakeholder engagement initiatives from February 2022 to January 2023. These workshops allowed discussions on the perception of personalised medicine, the main challenges and opportunities of personalised medicine in Africa and potential advantages of a closer collaboration with Europe in integrating local knowledge and practice. 

The 1st EU-Africa PerMed Summer School “Standards in Personalised Medicine Research” brought together 35 participants representing 28 African and European countries. The Summer School took place “back to back” with the 2nd EU-Africa PerMed Stakeholder Workshop. This interactive training event was the first in-person training event of the EU-Africa PerMed project. It allowed early career professionals to acquire new knowledge and skills in personalised medicine research. It covered key stages of PM research and the importance of integrating standards for quality research at each stage and its importance for international collaborations in personalised medicine. Lectures on key topics were followed by group work where participants analysed a case study, responded to a questionnaire and performed other interactive work with their peers. At the end of the event, participants passed a short exam on the content of the lectures to obtain their certificate of attendance.

More information is available on the EU-Africa PerMed website.