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International Consortium for Personalised Medicine established

29 November 2016

Dr Mairead O'Driscoll from the HRB has been elected Chair of the newly formed International Consortium of Personalised Medicine (ICPerMed).

The European Commission has identified personalised medicine as a key theme in the work programme for Horizon 2020. Personalised medicine aims to prevent and treat diseases more effectively by targeting therapies to the right person at the right time.

According to the newly elected chair, Mairead O'Driscoll,

'Personalised medicine puts citizens at the centre of healthcare. To achieve its full potential, we have to take a coordinated approach to research across member states. I am looking forward to working with all the members of ICPerMed to advance personalised medicine research in Europe and to demonstrate the benefits to citizens and healthcare systems'.

The initiative brings together research funding and policy making organisations from 28 countries, 5 regions and the European Union.

Part of the work of the consortium will be to prepare an application for an ERA NET in personal medicine which will allow Irish researchers access to funding calls.

You can read a press release about the official launch at the link below.

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