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GENOMIC MEDICINE – Bridging research and the clinic

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the SUMMER SCHOOL: GENOMIC MEDICINE – Bridging research and the clinic. The event will take place in Portorož, Slovenia, from May 3rd to May 7th 2016 at the Hotel Histrion.

The program covers a wide range of topics related to genomic medicine (also known as personalized medicine), pharmacogenomics and epigenomics and translation of basic research into clinical practice and public health. Important topics of interest are identification of predictive and prognostic biomarkers and novel molecular targets for tailored therapeutic interventions for diseases linked to oxidative stress and age-related diseases and disabilities. Rare diseases and rare cancers, especially epidemiology, pathogenesis/pathology, and treatment modalities for pancreas cancer will be among the topics of the school.

The program will include invited lectures that will give the introduction to the field as well as present the latest breakthrough research, tutorials, round table discussions as well as short oral and poster presentations. The program is designed to facilitate productive discussions with experts in the field and provides ample opportunities for the participants to present and discuss their work.

With the proposed Scientific Program content, we anticipate attracting a broad range of attendees from different, however related fields: graduate students, post‐doctoral scientists, healthcare professionals and early stage researchers, both from the neighboring countries and from wider European region.

Furthermore, on the morning of May 3rd 2016, before the opening of the Summer school, a Satellite workshop “In vitro and in vivo models for development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches” will be organized. The workshop will be of great interest for researchers with different backgrounds, interested in translational research.

The Summer school is organized by Pharmacogenetics laboratory, Institute of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana as a collaborative action between Artemida Teaming project, the EUPancreas COST Action (BM1204), the EU-ROS COST Action (BM1203), SERBORDISinn and CASyM and is endorsed and supported by U-PGx, The Golden Helix Institute of Biomedical Research, Genomic Medicine Alliance, ESPT and Eu-PIC.

Such a collaborative action will maximize interactions and encourage the exchange of knowledge and experience and possibly stimulate new collaborations that will facilitate the translation of novel findings into preventive, personalized curative, promotional and rehabilitative health care services to improve health outcomes, reduce health inequalities and to promote wellbeing and active and healthy ageing in Slovenia, the C&SE European region and wider area.

We look forward to welcome you in what promises to be an exciting summer school with a high scientific standard in one of the most beautiful parts of the Slovenian coast.

Prof. Dr. Vita Dolžan

Chair of the International Scientific Committee and Organizing committee

Assist. Dr. Katja Goričar

Co-chair of the Organizing Committee

Organized by Pharmacogenetics laboratory, Institute of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine


Endorsed and supported by

2006 - Univerza v Ljubljani, Medicinska fakulteta, Institut za biokemijo.