ICPerMed 'Best Practice in Personalised Medicine' Recognition 2019

31 October 2018 – The International Consortium for Personalised Medicine (ICPerMed) has published the pre-announcement for their second 'Best Practice in Personalised Medicine' Recognition 2019 today. The objective of this recognition is to honour, encourage, promote and disseminate outstanding best practice examples in personalised medicine.

Responsible authors (applicants from any country) of candidate proposals published and developed between 1 January 2017 and 31 October 2018 are eligible to apply. The launch of the Recognition will be on 21 November 2018 and the deadline for proposal submission will be on 21 January 2019.

The successful applicants (maximum number of three) will be invited to the ICPerMed workshop 2019 and will be given the opportunity to present their results during a plenary session. In addition, the successful candidates will receive non-cash support for the dissemination of the best practice example by the ICPerMed Secretariat in the value of 500 €.

The program will be centred on selecting best practices in personalised medicine. The applications have to cover at least one of the three defined topics linked to personalised medicine for all citizens and patients within sustainable health systems, including models to facilitate investment in disease prevention and therapy research. These best practice examples can consist of one or several of the following:

  1. Scientific paper focused on novel approaches for the implementation of personalised medicine.
  2. Training programmes for health personnel, increasing the level of awareness on the potential of personalised medicine.
  3. Examples for interdisciplinary or intersectoral groups of collaboration (governmental and non-governmental organisations, academic management, medical research, health care and private organisations, e.g. SME or industry partners), for the implementation of personalised medicine, including ELSI activities.

ICPerMed assembles over 40 European and international partners representing ministries, funding agencies and the European Commission. With the support of the ICPerMed Secretariat, the consortium works on coordinating and supporting research to develop approaches for personalised medicine. Thereby, the central aim of ICPerMed is to align and encourage joint efforts in personalised medicine research and implementation on a European and international level.

For further inquiries, please contact the following addresses on behalf of ICPerMed Secretariat:
Maria Josefina Ruiz Alvarez
Maria Grazia Mancini