Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,
Throughout the past 16 years, 8 “Santorini Conferences” welcomed each time, about 140 registered participants coming from more than 30 different countries to a world of passion for science with specific Personalised Medicine sessions on Genetics and Pharmacogenomics of chronic diseases.
From innovative projects, such as the creation of the European Society of Pharmacogenomics and Personalised Therapy (ESPT) in 2010 and upcoming research to the quintessence of Personalised Medicine with promising and famous researchers, the “Santorini Conferences” had many faces and like a chameleon had the capacity to enchant academic and industry research in many ways. Over the years, the “Santorini Conferences” became one of the most important conferences on genetic predisposition to health, disease, response to drugs and environment, in harmony with the island’s creative spirit, attracting scientists from all over the planet.
After 16 years, we are here again to follow The 9th Santorini Conference “Systems medicine and Personalised Health and Therapy”: The Odyssey from Hope to Practice, with special focus on cardio-metabolic diseases and cancer.
We have conceived the idea of presenting the biggest achievements of the Personalised Medicine through time by using the trip of Odysseus from Troy to Ithaca (Odyssey, Homer) as a metaphor. In this conference, inspired from Odyssey, we attempt to embark you on a ship and take you on a journey from Troy to Ithaca, through the history of the biggest events and achievements that have paved the way to the Personalised Medicine. We will sail among important genetic discoveries, passing through projects that contributed to the progress of pharmacogenomics studies and will propose ways to overcome the obstacles that are slowing down the possibilities of the full implementation of accumulated knowledge into everyday practice. This trip aims to push back the frontiers of present knowledge of genetics and of practical use of this knowledge in preventive, diagnostic and pharmacogenomics approaches promoting a direct impact on the socio-economic aspects of public health.
We have thus designed this Conference with 9 sessions, 7 oral communications, 2 satellite meetings organised in collaboration with the VEGF Consortium and the MAST4HEALTH EU Project, 2 workshops and 62 posters (http://santoriniconference.org/). This time, a record-breaking success has been achieved more than 150 registered participants coming from academy, industry and clinics!!!
Thank you for following the trip with us…
President of the Santorini Conference series