Symposium «From Systems Medicine to Personalized Health» (2014)

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The symposium «From Systems Medicine to Personalized Health» was organised by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences together with the ETH Board and took place on 31 March 2014 in Bern. International experts presented future-oriented projects from their own countries; these were then interpreted and categorised from the point of view of Swiss representatives from the areas of clinic and research. The symposium documents are available in English.

Programme and presentations


Professor Peter Meier-Abt, Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS)
Welcome, definition of Personalized Health    


Professor Søren Brunak, Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Clinical phenotyping and recording of medical data


Professor Urs Frey, University Children's Hospital Basel

The Swiss perspective


Professor Dusko Ehrlich, Metagenopolis, INRA, Jouy en Josas, France
Big data, data analysis and data mining in Personalized Health

Professor Jacques Beckmann, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and University of Lausanne

The Swiss perspective


Professor Tim Hubbard, Medical & Molecular Genetics, King’s College, London, UK
Large-scale genomic efforts

Professor Alexandre Reymond, University of Lausanne

The Swiss perspective


Professor Olli Kallioniemi, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, Helsinki, Finland
Sequencing Technologies and their implications (Document not available)


Professor Angela Brand, Institute for Public Health Genomics,Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Public Engagement and the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues


Professor Holly Kennedy, Yale University School of Nursing, West Haven, USA
Methodological issues in personalized health care

Professor Christiane Pauli-Magnus

The Swiss perspective


Anne Eckhardt, TA-SWISS & risicare GmbH
Personalized Medicine from a technology assessment point of view





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