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Upcoming congress announcement: 5th EPMA World Congress

Tuesday, June 25, 2019   (0 Comments)
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contributed by Judita Kinkorová (EMEA ISBER Regional Ambassador)

5th EPMA World Congress

September 19th – 22nd 2019, Pilsen, Hotel and Congress Centre Primavera, Czech Republic

EPMA – European Association for Predictive, Preventive & Personalised Medicine organizes the 5th EPMA World Congress dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the EPMA, September 19–22, 2019 in Pilsen, Hotel and Congress Centre Primavera, Nepomucká 1058/128, 326 00 Pilsen (

EPMA Congress 2019 is for the first time hosted in the Czech Republic with outstanding programme, scientific sessions and specialised workshops covering much cutting-edge research topics.

The focus of the meting is Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine: The Key Role of Molecular Biological and Biomarker Research in Innovative Medicine.

Special session is dedicated to biobanks with attractive and actual topics.

From the preliminary programme:

  • Predictive medicine
    • Predictive biomarker panels
    • Multi-level diagnostics
    • Machine learning
    • Artificial intelligence
  • Preventive screening programs
    • Screening programs focused on pregnancy and newborns
    • Screening of rare diseases
    • Screening programs for endocrinologic and metabolic diseases
    • Population screening of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases
  • Personalised medicine in Oncology
    • Recommended procedures for early diagnosis
    • The recommended procedures for treatment
    • Best practices for the follow-up and treatment monitoring
  • Biomarkers in diagnostics and the therapy effectiveness:
    • Prostate cancer
    • Liver and pancreatic cancers
    • Colorectal cancer
    • Breast Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Ovarian cancer
  • Personalised medicine – neurodegenerative diseases
  • Personalised medicine – muscle and bone diseases
  • Sports
  • Biobanks
    • Stability of stored analytes
    • Quality control
    • Biobanks and development of new drugs

The city of Pilsen is worldwide  known as a brewing city. In 1842, the first batch of bottom fermented lager was brewed, which then conquered the world under the name Pilsner Urquell. After the scientific programme, a tour of the brewery will be organized for you. On September 20 and 21, the traditional festival of microbreweries Sun in Glass will take place in Pilsen.

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