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, more than 150 registered participants coming from Academy, Industry and Clinics join the Conference!!!

Thank you for following the trip with us…


President of the Santorini Conference series







Ithaca – Konstantinos Kavafis (1863 – 1933)

When you set out on your journey to Ithaca,

pray that the road is…

full of adventure, full of knowledge…

That the summer mornings are many, when,

with such pleasure, with such joy you will enter ports seen for the first time…

Always keep Ithaca in your mind.

To arrive there is your ultimate goal




Committees / comments

Steering Committee (SC)

  • Sofia Siest, Nancy, France (President)
  • John Lamont, Crumlin, County Antrim, United Kingdom
  • Michael Marschler, Mannheim, Germany
  • Robert Barouki, Paris, France
  • Athanase Benetos, Nancy, France
  • Georges Dagher, Paris, France
  • Panagiotis Deloukas, London, United Kingdom

Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

  • Sofia Siest, Nancy, France (President)
  • John Lamont, Crumlin, County, United Kingdom
  • Michael Marschler, Mannheim, Germany
  • Robert Barouki, Paris, France
  • Athanase Benetos, Nancy, France
  • Georges Dagher, Paris, France
  • Panagiotis Deloukas, London, United Kingdom
  • Urs Meyer, Basel, Switzerland
  • Charity Nofziger, Salzburg, Austria
  • Markus Paulmichl, Salzburg, Austria
  • Lynn Webster, Salt Lake City, United States






Interactions Gène-Environnement en Physiopathologie Cardio-Vasculaire, Nancy, France


Sofia Siest (President)

Hiegel Brigitte

Stathopoulou Maria

Petrelis Alexandros

Masson Christine

Gorenjak Vesna

Weryha Georges Richard





Com&Co, Marseille

Etienne Jarry



Poster Committee

Chair: Dr Maria Stathopoulou, Nancy, France

Members: Dr Charity Nofziger, Salzburg, Austria Dr Lynn Webster, Salt Lake City, United States

Conference Program /

Sponsors /

We will be really thankful if your society could be represented in the 9th Santorini Conference “Systems Medicine and Personalised Health & Therapy, through a participation and support.

We expect 250 international delegates (researchers, scientists, academics, industrials, biologists, pathologists, oncologists, genetic epidemiologists, pharmacogeneticists and biobanking experts) in a creative environment.

Depending on the sponsorship you can offer us, you can become a Gold, Silver or Bronze sponsor. Outside these 3 categories, smaller sponsorship is also possible. For more information please contact: sophie.visvikis-siest@inserm.fr, telephone: 00 33 (0) 6 07602569

Sponsors / GOLD

Sponsors / SILVER

Sponsors / OTHERS

Partnership /

Auspices /

Santorini Conference Speakers / List of confirmed speakers on June 23rd


  • Aschard Hugues, Paris, France
  • Aviv Abraham, New Jersey, USA
  • Barouki Robert, Paris, France
  • Becker Karl Friedrich, Munich, Germany
  • Boerwinkle Eric, Houston, USA
  • Campbell Peter, Hinxton, UK
  • Caulfield Mark, London, UK
  • Chen Rong, Mount Sinaï, USA
  • Daidone Maria G., Milan, Italy
  • Dedoussis Georges, Athens, Greece
  • Deloukas Panagiotis, London, UK
  • Diamandis Elefterios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Elens Laure, Brussels,Belgium
  • Garrido Manuel Rosa, Los Angeles, USA
  • Hemingway Harry, London, UK
  • Innocenti Federico, Chapel Hill, USA
  • Makris Konstantinos, Athens, Greece
  • Martin Granado Noelia , Madrid, Spain
  • Meyer Urs A., Basel, Switzerland
  • Newgard Christopher B., Durham, USA
  • Nofziger Charity, Salzburg, Austria
  • Oelmueller Uwe, Hilden, Germany
  • Pare Guillaume, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Paulmichl Markus, Salzburg, Austria
  • Purchase Andrew, Swansea, UK
  • Siest Sofia, Nancy, France
  • Spoto Giuseppe, Catania, IT
  • Trembath Richard, London, UK
  • Webster Lynn, Salt Lake City, USA

Registration /

Full registration

650 euros till July 31st

800 euros starting from August 1st

Student registration

300 euros till July 31st

400 euros starting from August 1st


300 euros

Abstract Submission / Ready to submit?

Poster / ID

Please find bellow the ID numbers corresponded to your posters

Awards /

2 poster “Gerard Siest”awards of 850 euros each will be granted:
1 in “-Omics” biomarkers
1 in Pharmacogenomics
2 oral presentations awards will be granted

IMPORTANT INFORMATION / find your answers

So…you just landed at the Athens Airport “El.Venizelos” and you desperately want to go to Santorini.
You have 2 options to go from Athens to Santorini:
  • By plane
    That’s obviously the quickest and most expensive option. It takes about 40-45 minutes by plane to be at Santorini’s small airport and it definitely worths it in our opinion. For 2016, the following companies operate direct flights from Athens to Santorini: 1. Aegean Airlines   (proposed) 2. Ryanair 3. Volotea
  fly directly to Santorini from other European cities (especially between April-October): Niki (from Vienna) Thomas Cook (from Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester, Brussels) Thomson (from Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester, Bristol) Volotea (from Venice, Bari, Naples, Palermo) Germanwings (from Cologne) Norwegian (from Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm) Transavia (from Paris, British Airways (from London Heathrow) Condor (from Munich, Hamburg, Stuttgard,, Dusseldorf, Franfurt) Aegean (from Moscow) Easyjet (from Rome, Milan, Geneva, Manchester, Gatwick) Vueling (from Barcelona, Bilbao) Jetairfly (from Brussels) HolidayJet (from Zurich)
  • By ferry
You have to go to the Athens ferry port which is called Piraeus. The easiest and cheapest option is by taking the bus X96 that stops just outside of the Athens airport. It takes between 50 mins to 80 mins (depending on the traffic). Santorini Ferries depart from E7 Port Gate so you have to stop at the bus station : STATION ISAP (ΣΤΑΘΜΟΣ ΗΣΑΠ) (which is also a metro station). The X96 bus runs 24/7 and there is a bus every 30 mins. For adults the ticket costs 5 euros and for kids it costs 2.5 euros. Avoid the fast and smaller ferries. Take the slowest and bigger ferries to Santorini. They may take a few more hours to take you to your destination but you may save yourself from sea sickness and a bumpy ride. Our suggestion is to go to Santorini by plane because it’s generally much faster and simpler but you can also take the ferry which can be a very interesting option
From the airport you can take a taxi or take a private shuttle or a local bus or you can rent a car. taxis : 0030 22860 02 2555 or 0030 22860 03 3951. At last you can rent a car for a day or your full stay at a nice price.
Contact info: info@romani.gr   Touring the island by motorbike is a popular choice for holiday makers. Economical, easy to park and capable of navigating most of Santorini's volcanic terrain. Fira the capital and other prominent villages on the island have free public parking areas. Use them to avoid traffic congestion and parking fines. From the other hand, you are advised not to hire motorcycles, scooters, mopeds or quad bikes, as accidents involving these forms of transport are very common
Do you need accommodation?    
  Given the high attractiveness of both event and place, it is strongly recommended to do airplane tickets and hotel booking as soon as possible.
Santorini Conferences UMR INSERM U.1122 - IGE-PCV Université de Lorraine - 30, rue Lionnois, 54000 Nancy Email: sophie.visvikis-siest@inserm.fr Contact information Brigitte Hiegel Email: brigitte.hiegel@univ-lorraine.fr Co-organization & logistics Com&Co, Etienne Jarry, 15, bd Grawitz , F-13016 Marseille Mob : +33 (0)6 21 01 73 18 Tél. : +33 (0)4 91 09 70 53 Fax : +33 (0)4 96 15 33 08 Email: ejarry@comnco.com Website: www.comnco.com

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