Review: Virtual ICPerMed Executive Committee Meeting on 23-24 February2021

15 April 2021 – On 23-24 February 2021, the ICPerMed Executive Committee met virtually to discuss and plan strategy and future activities of the consortium.

At the meeting, the Executive Committee discussed future events of ICPerMed, such as the ICPerMed Family Meeting (9-10 November 2021) and the ICPerMed Workshop (spring 2022). The new ICPerMed governance was presented. It includes establishing an Advisory Board, a Stakeholder Forum and five new Working Groups that will replacethe Action Item Groups and Challenge Groups. (Please see below for more information on how to join the Stakeholder Forum and on the topics covered by the Working Groups.)

It was further discussed how ICPerMed can support the planned European Partnershipon Personalised Medicine (EP PerMed). This partnership is foreseen to be implemented under Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation framework programme. ICPerMed strongly supports this new partnership and developed together with ERAPerMed a concept paper as input and supporting document for the Member States consultation organised by the EC. (Please see below for more information about the ICPerMed and ERA PerMed preparatory group and the support for the EP PerMed.)

The meeting was complemented by guest speaker Joaquin Guinea (Innovatec, Spain) who presented the new ICPerMed-related Coordination and Support Action EU-AfricaPerMed: “Building links between Europe and Africa in Personalised Medicine“.

The next ICPerMed Executive Committee Meeting will take place on 29-30 November2021.