FEAM Conference 2018

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Precision Medicine and Personalized Health

28 September 2018 | Campus Biotech, Geneva


Following the successful 2016 Spring Conference of the Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM) in Switzerland, the second European Conference on «Precision Medicine and Personalized Health» took place at Campus Biotech in Geneva, on 28 September 2018. Nearly 200 participants from 28 countries responded to the invitation of FEAM and SAMS to discuss the latest developments on the topic. SantéPerSo was involved as partner of the event.


The conference provided an ideal platform to hear the views of international experts on the state of Personalized Health with regards to research, national and international networks, promising clinical applications as well as ethical, legal and societal implications.


Two related events on the same topic took place at Campus Biotechin in Geneva before the conference: a 4-day summer school for 80 young researchers from accross Europe, co-organized by the European Society for Pharmacogenomics and Personalised Therapy (ESPT) and the Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN). In addition, the FEAM European Biomedical Policy Forum held a cross-sectorial round table on «Precision Medicine and Personalized Health».



Programme, report and presentations

Programme FEAM Conference 2018


Summary Report FEAM Conference 2018


Prof. Ron H. N. van Schaik,
European Society of Pharmacogenomics and Personalised Therapy (ESPT) President

Report from the ESPT/SPHN Summer School


Prof. Peter J. Meier-Abt, Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) President

Report from the FEAM Forum Round Table


Denis Horgan, European Alliance for Personalised Medicine, Brussels, BE

The European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Engages
for Better Health Care Systems in Europe


Prof. Tim Hubbard, Genomics England and Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics,
King's College, London, UK

From the 100,000 Genomes Project to the UK NHS Genome Medicine Service


Prof. Jaak Vilo, Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, EE

Effective Personalized Medicine Requires Highly Integrated Data Infrastructures:
the Example of Estonia


Prof. Nan Shen, Ren ji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, CN

The Path to Precision Medicine:
Lessons from Applying Personalized Immunology for Managing Autoimmune Diseases in China


Prof. Stylianos Antonarakis, Department of Genetic Medicine and Development, University of Geneva, CH

Genomics and Big Data: from Science to Health Care and back


Prof. Younglun Luo, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, DK
and Lars Bolund Institute of Regenerative Medicine, BGI-Qingdao, CN

Towards Personalized Regenerative Cell Therapy


Prof. Christophe Le Touneau, Department of Drug Development and Innovation, Curie Institute, Paris, FR

Clinical Utility of Precision Medicine in Oncology


Prof. Amalio Telenti, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, US

Human Metabolome as an Approach to Personalized Medicine


Prof. Jan Albert Kuivenhoven, Department of Pediatrics, University Medical Center Groningen, NL

From Rare to Common Disease: from Genetics to Therapy


Prof. Dan M. Roden, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, US

Implementation of Pharmacogenomics in Clinical Medicine in the US


Prof. Maja Krajinovic, CHU-Sainte-Justine, Montreal, CA

Pharmacogenomics in Pediatric Hemato-Oncology


Prof. Munir Pirmohamed, Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, UK

Pharmacogenomics of Adverse Drug Reactions


Dr. Thorsten Gutjahr, Companion Diagnostics, AstraZeneca, Cambridge, UK

Precision Medicine and Genomics: a Pharma Perspective


Prof. Marc Van den Bulcke, Sciensano, Brussels, BE

Perspectives for Public Health Genomics within a Health Care System Context


Prof. Ernst Hafen, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zurich, CH

Data to the People: MIDATA Cooperatives


Prof. Joshua Hordern, Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford, UK

Ethical Imperatives for Personalized Medicine





Dr. Myriam Tapernoux
Head of Department
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