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March 22nd, 2022

Bringing personalised medicine in people’s hands: the role of European regions

Bringing personalised medicine in people’s hands: the role of European regions
Bringing personalised medicine in people’s hands: the role of European regions

Join us in person at: Lombardy Region Delegation to the EU, place du Champ de Mars n. 2, Bruxelles


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Personalised Medicine is enabling healthcare to shift from a reactive to a preventive, personalised, and predictive system. By generating a new understanding of disease biology, fostering enabling technologies, integrating multi-omics and molecular pathway profiling, diseases can be identified before their onset.
Thanks to Personalised Medicine, healthcare can deliver better outcomes to patients while remaining financially sustainable. This is particularly important in consideration of the ageing population in Europe, where the management of morbidities burdens our systems.

The value of Personalised Medicine for citizens, healthcare and industry is immense and, once captured, it will help the European Union to remain competitive on the global scale.

Besides the investments which are already taking place, collaboration between local policy makers is essential for Personalised Medicine to realize its full potential. Regional authorities, in fact, are closely connected to their communities of clinicians, scientists, and innovators; they are aware of the epidemiological structure of their populations and can therefore design and implement effective policy measures.

Nevertheless, there still is a need for cooperation between regional authorities to better coordinate and drive forward Personalised Medicine and it is key to inform and connect regions and their decision-makers to promote coordinated investments and reforms in Europe.

In this perspective, Regions4PerMed consortium supports the engagement of EU regions on Personalised Medicine by organizing this conference at the Lombardy Region Delegation in Brussels with the goal of showcasing the great potential that Personalised Medicine holds and increase the commitment of regions to it.

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), regional authorities, patient associations, European Commission, European Committee of Regions and other stakeholders will be present at the event.

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March 22nd, 2022, Bringing personalised medicine in people’s hands: the role of European regions

14.30 - 14.35


Gianni D’Errico

Regions4PerMed Coordinator, Fondazione Toscana Life Sciences (IT)

14.35 - 14.45

Institutional Greetings | Lombardy Region

Luigi Cajazzo 

Director General of the Regional Foundation for Biomedical Research (IT)

14.45 - 14.55

Regional Authority

Sebastian Gemkow 

State Minister of the Saxon State Ministry for Science, Culture and Tourism (DE)

14.55 - 15.00

Regional Authority

Julio García Comesaña

Galician Health Minister (ES)

15.00 - 15.15

EU Parliament

Simona Bonafè 

Member of the European Parliament (IT)

15.15 - 15.30

EU Parliament

Nicola Danti

Member of the European Parliament (IT)

15.30 - 15.45

European Commission

Carmen Laplaza Santos

Head of Unit “Health Innovations & Ecosystems” – Directorate “People” – DG RTD (BE)

15.45 - 16.00


Ejner Moltzen

Chair of ICPerMed – International Consortium for Personalised Medicine (DK)

16.00 - 16.15

EU Cancer Mission Board

Bettina Ryll

Melanoma Patient Network Europe & EU Cancer Mission Board (BE)

16.15 - 16.45

General Debate

How to align and coordinate the work of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Regional Authorities on the Implementation of Personalised Medicine