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- TRUMP: Total Rewrite of US Medical Policy? Will next US President prove a Trump card for a nation’s health?
With the news that Donald Trump has won a stunning victory to become the 45th President of the United States in January 2017, those working in personalised medicine and healthcare in general on both sides of the Atlantic will be watching carefully.
In 2010, current President Barack Obama launched the Affordable Care Act (dubbed Obamacare). Later he ushered in the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), the latter in his 2015 State of the Union address. Therefore, it was surely a little surprising that healthcare for the nation’s more-than 300 million citizens was barely touched upon in the three feisty debates leading up to this week’s elec-tion.
- Press Release: Loss of cancer pioneer will ‘leave a huge gap’ moving into the era of Personalised Medicine.
9 November, Brussels: European oncology this week lost one of its stalwarts with the death of Umberto Veronesi on 8 November, just a few weeks after of his 90th birthday.
In 1994, Italy-born Umberto founded the Milan-based European Institute of Oncology (IEO), which he directed until his death, and overall had a glittering career in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer covering more than five decades.
- Press release: Czechs and balances in the emerging world of personalised medicine
Prague, 2 November: Prague this week hosted a high-level conference on advances in healthcare and targeted treatments.
Experts in the capital of the Czech Republic joined forces to discuss the International Consortium of Personalised Medicine (known as IC PerMed) to back up European Commission moves in respect of the personalised medicine agenda.
- Press release: Bucharest hosts key conference on personalised medicine
Bucharest, October 20th: This week (October 19th) saw the Brussels-based European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) play a key role in a cutting-edge conference in the eastern-European city of Bucharest.
The gathering followed in the wake of an earlier satellite symposium held on October 18th in the Romanian capital, also addressed by EAPM.
- Press Release: Transparent Alliance lets light shine on personalised medicine
Brussels, 12 October: The European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) this week hosted a very different meeting inside a glass house facing the Brussels European Parliament.
‘The transparent’ gathering, held in the type of building associated with sunshine and growth, was entitled ‘Taking Stock – The role of science to realise better access to healthcare’ and attracted much interest from passers-by, as well as a full house of delegates.
- Press Release: EAPM reaches out to Northern Ireland, announces major 2017 Congress
Belfast, October 7th, 2016: The Brussels-based European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) held a key meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland, this week to introduce areas being addressed at EU level in a way that could be integrated into the healthcare system at national level.
A key objective of the meeting was to engage with stakeholders in Northern Ireland while designing a roadmap for engagement linking to other ‘regional’ stakeholders.
- Press Release: Bologna on the ball for personalised medicine conference
Milan , September 27th: A high-level meeting on personalised medicine took place in Bologna, Italy, on Monday 26 September.
Hosted by the Brussels-based European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) the event, “Making Access to Personalised Medicine a Reality for Patients” in the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region formed part of the Alliance’s SMART Outreach programme.
- Press release: UN General Assembly hosted personalised medicine forum
New York, 26 September: The former European Commissioner for Health, David Byrne, has told a high-level forum at the UN that access for patients to medicines that efficiently treat illness must be addressed on a global scale.Byrne is co-chair of the Brussels-based European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM), which held key meetings last week (Friday) at the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York, US.