Our Conference on Building smarter patients healthcare is coming up and you are kindly invited to book the date in your calendar:
Building smarter patients healthcare
Thursday, 24 June 2021
9:00 – 13:00 BST / 11:00 – 15:00 EEST | Sofia, Bulgaria | Virtual event
The event will be in English and no translation will be provided.
Personalised medicine is offering revolutionary steps and is changing the traditional medicine through the use of new methods for molecular and genetic analysis for better disease prediction and prevention, more precise diagnoses, personalised and targeted interventions. New possibilities for smarter patients’ healthcare are now emerging due to novel approaches, such as whole genome sequencing, data and informatics, technologies and wearable devices. This makes it possible to truly personalise the healthcare and predict how our bodies will respond to specific interventions, or identify who is at risk of developing an illness. Providing promising solutions for prediction, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, personalised medicine is a new paradigm in the healthcare of today and it relates to the concept of patient-centred care.
The objective of this first event is to bring together medical experts, policy-makers, academics and businesses from the UK and Bulgaria to discuss the benefit of personalised medicine for patients and society, share best practices in policy, innovation and business in this sector. We aim to promote the UK experience and best practices, to assist the Bulgarian decision makers, medical experts and patients in taking the personalised medicine in Bulgaria at a higher level, because when it is about medicine, “One size does not fit all!” Other countries from Central and Eastern Europe will be attracted for follow-up events on the topic, to extend opportunities for the UK.
The webinar is a follow-up of SIN initiatives in Bulgaria in 2019 and 2020 – Biotech Business workshop, Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer training in Biotech, Clinical trials, AI and data conference.
Questions to discuss
We want to get deeper into the details and discuss:
Recent progress in personalised medicine in the UK, recent factors that influence the progress
Development of documents that shape national strategies in personalised medicine in the UK, development of registers
Ways to embed the personalised medicine approach into a traditional healthcare system based on the UK experience
Strategies how to change patient’s perception why she/ he needs the tailored approach which the personalised medicine offers
Personalised medicine in the healthcare system in Bulgaria and in the National health strategy
The perspectives for personalised medicine development in the next decade in Bulgaria in the areas of oncology, haematology, cardiology, psychiatry, rare and infectious diseases and where Bulgaria is on the world map
How can we build partnerships between decision makers, academia and industry?
How can we collaborate internationally in the personalised medicine area?
All times are shown in BST (UTC +1) and EEST (UTC +3)
Genomics and data to support personalised medicine
(incl. registers/biobanks, biomarkers assessment)
Moderator: Giulia Boselli, KTN-UK, Health
Dr James Duboff, Genomics England, Enabling precision medicine through integrated genomic and clinical data
Prof. Radka Kaneva, Medical University of Sofia, Molecular Medicine Center, Biobanking and Genomics in Bulgaria – the foundation of personalised medicine
Prof. Joanne Hackett, IQVIA UK, Genomics and data to support personalised medicine
Adoption of personalised medicine
(incl. patient centricity, health technology assessment, regulations)
Moderator: Dr Dimitar Georgiev, Bulgarian Association for Personalised Medicine (BAPEMED) and Paralax Life Sciences
James Peach, DATA-CAN – Health Care Research Hub for Cancer UK, Learning from every case: patients in precision health data research in cancer
Dr Stanimir Hasurdjiev, Bulgarian Association for Personalised Medicine and National Patients Organisation, Personalised medicine and patients centricity
Prof Dr Dobrin Svinarov, Alexandrovska Hospital, Clinical Laboratory and Clinical Pharmacology, Personalised medicine: building smarter patients healthcare
Dr Deyan Denev, Association of Research-based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Bulgaria, Personalised Medicine – from innovation to access
Personalised medicine – what the future brings?
(tendency PM to enter other areas of medicine, developments in Advanced Therapy Medicine Products (ATMPs), other innovative solutions, future plans and pathways for the UK and Bulgaria)
Moderator: Dr Neil Ebenezer, Dept for International Trade, Healthcare, Life Sciences
Dr Penny Wilson, Innovate UK, title – tbc
Gergana Kyosovska, Bulgarian Association for Personalised Medicine, Personalised Medicine in Bulgaria – opportunities, challenges and way forward
Dr Borislav Borisov, Prescriptia and Bulgarian Association of Clinical Research, АТМРs in Bulgaria: horizon scanning
Dr Toni Andreu, European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine, EATRIS, The European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine, an opportunity for accelerating the adoption of Personalised Medicine in Europe
Some of our speakers
Healthcare policy and medical experts, pharma and diagnostics companies, academia, healthcare providers, patients and patient organisations.