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ICPerMed Workshop 11 | 2023 Siena

The 5th ICPerMed Workshop focused the latest developments in technology and innovation that are driving the field of personalised medicine. The workshop aimed to showcase experiences of researchers, clinicians, biotech and industry leaders, to provide insights on how to drive personalised medicine related innovations in the healthcare sector, and to present selected and promising technologies/tools.

Date: 14-15 November, 2023 (1 ½ day event) 

Location: Museum Santa Maria della Scala, Piazza del Duomo, 1, 53100 Siena

The workshop served as a prestigious platform for distinguished researchers, industry professionals, and academics to converge and exchange insights on latest advancements, emerging trends, and critical challenges within the realm of technology developments to support personalised medicine development, innovation and most importantly enabling personalised care. With an emphasis on collaborative learning and interdisciplinary dialogue, this event promised to ignite fruitful discussions and exchange.

Key features of the workshop included:

  • Expert Keynote Lectures: Valuable insights from renowned experts who have made significant contributions to the field of personalised medicine technologies. Their thought-provoking presentations provided deep insights and inspire new avenues of exploration.
  • Focused Panel Discussions: In in-depth discussions with experts, delving into specific aspects and intricacies of personalised medicine. These panel sessions encouraged intellectual debates, critical analysis, and the exchange of diverse perspectives.
  • Showcase of best practice examples in personalised medicine that are honoured, promoted and disseminated through the ICPerMed 'Best Practice in Personalised Medicine' Recognition 2023: ‘Fostering PM implementation through research’.

Download: Workshop Agenda

Download: Presentation of Speakers

Press Release

The conference was organised by ICPerMed and is financially supported by the European Union and Tuscany Regional Government (ICPerMed Executive Committee member organisation) with the support of Toscana Life Sciences (TLS).

1st Day (14 November 2023)

Time schedule


9:00 - 9:30


9:30 - 10:10

Welcome & Opening Statements

Nicoletta Fabio, Mayor of Siena

Simone Bezzini, Regional Ministry of Health – Tuscany Region

Fabrizio Landi, Fondazione Toscana Life Sciences

Indridi Benediktsson, European Commission 
Video Statement

Ejner Moltzen, Innovation Fund Denmark, Chair of ICPerMed

10:10 - 10:40

Keynote Lecture: Innovation perspective – A look to the future of personalised medicine, current innovation/s in the field and the role of technology in driving innovation into the healthcare sector

Kari Stefansson
Contributions of genetics and environment to the foundations of precision medicine.
deCODE genetics, Iceland

10:40 - 11:20

Coffee Break

11:20 - 11:50

Keynote Lecture: Clinical perspective – A clinical perspective on personalised medicine technologies

Matthias Schwab
Pharmacogenomics and Personalised Medicine: Implication for Clinical Practice.
Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University Hospital Tuebingen, Germany

Video Statement

11:50 - 12:20

Keynote Lecture: European Regional perspective: Presentation of activities concerning PM development and implementation

Francesco Dotta
The Regional Centre for Personalised Medicine: A Precision Medicine approach to Type 1 diabetes mellitus.
University of Siena, Italy


12:20 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:30

Keynote Lecture: International perspective – Current practices, advantages and needs as well as challenges for personalised medicine technology development and implementation in healthcare and clinical practice

Simon Travers
Bringing scientific innovation from academia to business: our journey, lessons learned and other stories.
Hyrax Biosciences, South Africa and Ireland

Video Statement

14:30 - 16:00

Session: Technologies in Personalised Medicine

Frédéric Dayan
A Digital Twin for a proper use of medications 
ExactCure, France
Video Statement

Carlotta Masciocchi
The Gemelli Generator concept: the development, implementation, and future perspective
Gemelli, Italy
Video Statement

Silvio Weber
The technology provider´s dilemma – When new developments put great biotechnology platforms at risk
Miltenyi Biotec, Germany 
Video Statement

Panel Discussio

16:00 - 16:40

Coffee Break

16:40 - 18:00

Session: ICPerMed 'Best Practice in Personalised Medicine' Recognition 2022-2023 -‘Fostering PM implementation through research’

Mireia Seuma
Using genomics to map amyloid nucleation in Alzheimer’s disease
Centre for Genomic Regulation of Barcelona, Spain
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Nurulamin Noor
Predicting Outcomes for Crohn’s disease using a molecular biomarker
Cambridge University Hospital, United Kingdom
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Laura Valinotto
Center for Research in Genodermatosis and Epidermolysis 
Bullosa, finding answers to rare skin diseases 
CEDIGEA University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2nd Day (15 November 2023)

Time schedule


08:30 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:10

Opening Remarks

09:10 - 10:40

Session: Research and regulatory perspective for technology development

Johannes Haubold 
Clinical AI-Integration
University Hospital Essen, Germany

Marlene Thomas
Precision Medicine’s Journey to Transforming Healthcare
Roche, Switzerland 
Video Statement

Saheli Datta Burton
Responsible Personalised Medicine: It all starts here
University College London-STS, United Kingdom
Video Statement

Panel Discussion


10:40 - 11:20

Coffee Break

11:20 - 12:50

Session: Collaboration of research and healthcare providers to foster innovations

Jean-François Mangin
A large instrument for population neuroimaging
NeuroSpin, CEA, France

Hermann Nabi
Optimising the integration of innovations from personalised medicine into healthcare: we need different stakeholders working together in COLLABORATION
Université Laval, Canada
Video Statement

Robert Doczi
Computer-Assisted Treatment Decision in Precision Oncology
Genomate Health, Hungary

Panel Discussion

12:50 - 13:00

Closing Remarks

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break