Herrenhausen Symposium: Individualised Infection Medicine - The Future is Now

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21.06.2018 - 23.06.2018 | Hannover

Herrenhausen Symposium: Individualised Infection Medicine - The Future is Now

How may individualization find its way into care of patients with infectious diseases? This is the hot topic to be discussed during the international Herrenhausen Symposium on June 21-23, 2018, in Hanover.

Infections remain one of the major causes of death worldwide and we face increasing antibiotic resistance, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and their global spread due to the globalization and global mobility. Also, development and application of therapies with maximum efficacy and minimum toxicity remain a fundamental challenge. Thus, new and innovative approaches to optimize clinical care for patients suffering from or being threatened by infectious diseases will be of increasing importance. Tailored therapeutic strategies based on detailed molecular stratification of disease sub-entities have been pioneered in oncology, where characterization of key mutations and molecular pathways already guide diagnostics and therapeutic intervention. Such concepts of individualized medicine and custom-made therapies for each patient also holds untapped potential with a view to the diagnostic workup and treatment of infections. Realizing this potential will require evolving, combining and applying leading know-how and cutting-edge technologies to establish the highest quality of individualized medicine possible.
This symposium aims at fostering international and interdisciplinary collaboration by bringing together outstanding experts from different fields to address major scientific questions, tackle ethical, social and economical considerations and discuss the requirements for regulation processes in individualized medicine. The exchange of ideas and resulting discussions will help to guide the path forward for individualized medicine as a whole and individualized infection medicine in particular.

This Herrenhausen Symposium is jointly organized by the Volkswagen Foundation the Hannover Medical School and the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), Braunschweig.

Herrenhausen Symposium "Individualized Infection Medicine - The future is now"

June 21 - 23, 2018

Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany

Confirmed Speakers include
(all academic titles have been omitted)

Edward Abrahams (Personalized Medicine Coalition, USA)
Marylyn Addo (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany)
Ralf Bartenschlager (Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany)
Alena Buyx (Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany)
Markus Cornberg (Hannover Medical School, Germany)
Tobias Feuchtinger (Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital, LUM Munich, Germany)
Susanne Häussler (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany)
Thomas Illig (Hannover Medical School, Germany)
Beate Kampmann (Imperial College London, UK)
Paul Kellam (Imperial College London, UK)
Steven Kern (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USA)
Christoph Klein (Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital, LUM Munich, Germany)
Heyo Kroemer (University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany)
Martin Krönke (University Hospital Cologne, Germany)
Thomas Lengauer, (Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany)
Nisar Malek (University Hospital Tübingen, Germany)
Alice McHardy (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany)
Michel Nussenzweig (Rockefeller University, USA)
Peter Openshaw (Imperial College London, UK)
Eric Pamer (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA)
Hagen Pfundner (Roche Pharma AG, Germany)
Keith Stewart (Mayo Clinic, Centre for Individualised Medicine, USA)
Fabian Theis (Helmholtz Centre Munich, Germany)
Christoph von Kalle (NCT Heidelberg, Germany)
Otmar Wiestler (Helmholtz Association, Germany)
Christopher Woods (Duke Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine, USA)
Osmar Zaïane (University of Alberta, Canada)

Hinweise zur Teilnahme:
There are no fees for attendance but registration is essential. If you would like to attend the conference, please register via the conference website (see below).

The conference language is English.

Credit Points for German Physicians:
Approved as "Fortbildungsveranstaltung gemäß der Fortbildungsordnung der Ärztekammer Niedersachsen" with 18 credit points, event number: 2760302018002260002, http://www.aekn.de and accredited by the "Akademie für Infektionsmedizin e.V." with 20 iCME.


21.06.2018 - 23.06.2018


Herrenhausen Palace
Herrenhäuser Straße 5
30419 Hannover


Wirtschaftsvertreter, Wissenschaftler




Biologie, Chemie, Medizin


Konferenz / Symposion / (Jahres-)Tagung




Susanne Thiele


Presse und Kommunikation

Veranstaltung ist kostenlos:




URL dieser Veranstaltung: http://idw-online.de/de/event58175


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