Precision medicine – from patient to lab and back again

Precision medicine – from patient to lab and back again

Location: Favrholm, near Copenhagen/online
02 May 2021

The philosophy that all humans are essentially the same has provided key assumptions in driving medical breakthroughs. This guiding principle is now challenged by evidence demonstrating that variation from the mean is not simply noise but predictive. Precision medicine explains this by asserting that individuals belong to one or more overlapping groups determined by ancestry and environment. This conference will drive the conversation forward by focusing on patient centrality in the context of omics, digital medicine, and artificial intelligence. An unmet need in medical research is the link between molecular and genetic data (OMICs) with clinical characteristics for modelling outcomes like treatment response, survival, and risk of adverse events. This seems a simple task, however in reality it has proven to be harder than expected to manage. A major shift in thinking about how we might tackle these challenges is required from multiple domains. Scientific development of this goal will be facilitated by two back-to-back strategies. First, the conference whitepaper will ground discussion and the opinions of attendees in a peer-reviewed process; second, we will run a hackathon prior to the conference and focused on difficult immunological and clinical data sets provided by organizers.

Hybrid Conference

The conference will offer online facilities to join us virtually and for those able to travel, it will take place at Favrholm Campus near Copenhagen, Denmark.

Conference Topics

• Novel data-driven treatments
• Governance and policy
• New collaborative models
• Real time medicine
• Merging data silos & omics
• Life-cycles of algorithms in medicine
• Full loop success stories
• Communication and leadership

Short Talks

Some applicants will be invited to give a short talk during the conference based on their submitted abstract. Selected applicants will be notified in medio March 2021.

Registration fee, accommodation and local costs for all approved applicants are covered by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Only travel expenses to and from the conference venue will be at your own expense.

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A Ultrathon is currently being designed – a 6-week long competitive pre-event hackathon addressing important medical AI questions from real clinical environments.

For more info and sign-up for the Ultrathon: Click Here

Application instructions

If you wish to attend our conference, you will need to apply and submit an abstract in our application system NORMA.

You can find the call by clicking on “Copenhagen Bioscience” in the top bar.

Abstract submission will open: December 16, 2020

Deadline for abstract submission: March 2, 2021 (14:00 CET)

Evaluation of incoming applications: Start of March 2021

Notifications to applicants: Medio March 2021

Conference poster design by Anncharlott Berglar, PhD, Scientific & Medical Visualisation (SciVisLab), WebLinkedInInstagramFacebook.

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