Sirpa Pietikainen, Member of the European Parliament
Sara Cerdas, Member of the European Parliament
Esther de Lange, Member of the European Parliament
Pre-Meeting Discussion: EAPM Annual Conference Launch
18.10 – 18:30 Key Note Address:
Public Health and the Role of Personalised Health Care
Chair: Alastair Kent, Formerly Director of Genetic Alliance UK
Margaritis Schinas, European Commission Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life (TBC)
19.15 Presidency Dinner for EAPM Congress In the European Parliament
Early Diagnosis, Screening and Biomarkers
In this modern era, patients are demanding to become more-and-more involved in their own treatments. They know more than ever before and have a right to dialogue with their doctors, nurses and surgeons.
But in the age of personalised medicine it has become clear that neither the patients nor the healthcare professionals (HCPs) know quite enough. The same holds true for regulators and policymakers.
Understanding at every level will bring about greater awareness of stakeholder issues and will inevitably lead to better regulation and legislation from on high.
All HCPs in close contact with patients or their families need to possess a solid knowledge of the current aspects of personalised medicine and its latest breakthroughs, in order to better understand patients’ concerns. And weaned to find ways to give even more knowledge to the patient, through civil society, plus EU and Member State activities.
Chair: Denis Horgan, Executive Director, European Alliance for Personalised Medicine
Boris Brkljacic, President – European Society of Radiology
Frederique Penault-Llorca, Director, Centre de Lutte Contre le Cancer de Clermont-Ferrand.
Giulia Veronesi, Chief of the Robotic Surgery Unit at the Humanitas Hospital in Milan
Stefan Gijssels, Executive Director, Digestive Cancers Europe