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A Nordic Initiative for Precision Medicine (Meeting No 4)

Symposium
The aetiology, clinical presentation and consequences of many high-burden diseases is heterogeneous, with current therapies failing many patients. Recent advances in biomarker technologies offer unprecedented opportunities for the stratification of these diseases into subclasses, which may yield more effective solutions for prevention, treatment and cure. Cohorts and scientists from the Nordic countries have been at the forefront of the major discoveries made in the genomics of common diseases for more than a decade. Harnessing this Nordic power-hub and exploiting its full potential requires the unification of resources, infrastructures and expertise. To this end, the Nordic Task-Force for Precision Medicine was formed in 2016. On December 4th 2017, the Task-Force will host its fourth one day symposium in Malmö, Sweden, where the major stakeholders and thought leaders will gather to overview and discuss the future of precision medicine in the Nordic region. Lectures from leading scientists and policy makers will overview the state-of-the-art in precision medicine research, the practical challenges for data-sharing and knowledge transfer, and the benefits for public health that a coordinated Nordic precision medicine initiative might deliver.

Program

Day 1, Monday 4th

09:00-09:10

Welcome and overview of NTFPM

Paul Franks, Lund University

09:10-10:00

Keynote lecture I: Precision medicine - a Nordic perspective

Camilla Stoltenberg, CEO Norwegian Institute of Public Health

10:00-11:00

Keynote lecture II: Precision medicine - an international perspecitve

Mark Daly, Broad Institute, US

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:30

Keynote lecture III: Precision medicine - deCode´s perspective

Kari Stefansson, deCode, Iceland

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:00

Genomic Medicine Sweden

Richard Rosenquist, SciLifeLab, Stockholm, Sweden

14:00-14:30

The Health Analysis Platform in Norway: National and Nordic opportunities and challenges

Alexander Gray, The Norwegian Directorate of eHealth (NDE), Ministry of Health and Care Services, Oslo, Norway

14:30-15:00

Making of a European precision Medicine Data Infrastructure

Ain Aaviksoo, Deputy Secretary General for E-services and Innovation at Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonia

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-16:00

Finnish genome initiatives

Aarno Palotie, FIMM, Helsinki University

16:00-16:30

The Danish National genome initiative - current status and future plans

Gert Sørensen, Copenhagen, Denmark

16:30-17:00

Precision medicine in the Danish hospital setting

Svend Hartling, Executive Vice President, Capital Region of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

17:00-17:30

Roundtable discussion

All speakers + Maria Nilsson, NordForsk + Anne Hafstad, Norwegian Directorate of Health + others

17:30

Announcements

Paul Franks, Lund University

19:00-22:00 Gala dinner

Day 2, Tuesday 5th

09:00-09:10

Welcome and overview of day 2 - NTFPM

Paul Franks, Lund University

09:10-09:40

Title tba

Søren Brunak, Copenhagen, Denmark

09:40-10:10

Precision medicine strategies for common diseases using the Estonian biobank

Lili Milani, Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu, Estonia

10:10-10:40

Precision psychiatry

Thomas Werge, Copenhagen, Denmark

10:40-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:30

Metabolomics enhances precision medicine and interpretation of gene mutation

Lining Guo, Metabolon, North Carolina, US

11:30-12:00

Precision medicine and genomic predicition tools in Alzheimer´s disease

Ole Andreassen, University of Oslo, Norway

12:00

Announcement and close

Paul Franks, Lund University

NTFPM business meeting (closed session)

12:00-13:00

Working lunch

13:00-15:00

Discussion around future grant applications and Nordic projects + planning for next meeting

 

Registration

For registering please send an email to Pernilla [dot] Siming [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se by November 20th clearly stating:

  • Participation day 1
  • Participation day 2
  • Pargticipation in gala dinner day 1
  • Any dietary requirements

A no-show fee of 500 sek if you are registered and do not show up.

Time: 
04/12/2017 - 09:00 to 05/12/2017 - 12:00
Location: 
Clarion Congress Centre Malmö Live
Contact: 
Pernilla.Siming [at] med.lu.se

About the event

Time: 
04/12/2017 - 09:00 to 05/12/2017 - 12:00
Location: 
Clarion Congress Centre Malmö Live
Contact: 
Pernilla.Siming [at] med.lu.se

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