25 Apr. 2012 posted by EuroBioForum
Around 60 participants from 14 countries attended the first EuroBioForum annual meeting on the role of national funders, bioclusters and regions in Personalised Medicine, held in Brussels on 18 April 2012.
The participants shared thoughts on how to start removing the complex barriers that Personalised Medicine has to overcome before it will be fully implemented in the healthcare system of the different European countries. Recurrent themes included how to get the results from the lab to a clinical setting, how to educate physicians and the general public and how to cope with the large amount of data including the related privacy issues.
Participants agreed that Personalised Medicine will bring radical change to healthcare and that preparing governments, regulators, professionals and patients for this change is a daunting task. Attendees furthermore decided to set up small pilot projects to evaluate the effectiveness of Personalised Medicine and raise awareness among stakeholder. EuroBioForum will exchange best and worst practices of these pilot projects to its community members.
Check out the output EuroBioForum 2012
Browse through EuroBioForum 2012 photo impression, download the presentations and view the video messages
from some of the participants.