The workshop took place on 5-6 November 2019 in the National Health School of the Spanish Institute of Health Carlos III. High-level representatives of the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, the Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumers and Social Welfare, and the European Commission attended the workshop and stressed the importance of personalised medicine in their speeches.
Two high-level keynote lectures were complemented by four working groups that discussed and developed solutions for the empowerment of citizens and a safe, fast and economic transfer of personalised medicine approaches into sustainable and effective health care systems.
Conclusions and recommendations were presented and discussed in plenary sessions, moderated by ICPerMed Chair Jan-Ingvar Jönsson (Swedish Research Council, Sweden) and ICPerMed Vice-Chairs Astrid Vicente (National Institute Doctor Ricardo Jorge, Portugal) and Wolfgang Ballensiefen (DLR Project Management Agency, Germany). The overall message given was to build trust across all sectors by adequate involvement of all stakeholders and co-creation of interventions in personalised medicine.
While honouring the awardees of the ICPerMed ‘Best Practice in Personalised Medicine’ Recognition 2019, ICPerMed opened the application phase for the ICPerMed Recognition 2020 to honour, encourage, promote and disseminate outstanding best practice examples in personalised medicine. The deadline for proposal submission is 23 January 2020. In addition, representatives of the ERA-Net Cofund ERA PerMed pre-announced their Joint Transnational Call 2020. ERA PerMed is closely linked to ICPerMed and will foster the implementation of the ICPerMed Action Plan by funding transnational research projects in the field of personalised medicine.