GoldenHelixSummerSchoolsThe Golden Helix Summer Schools

The Golden Helix Summer Schools are international educational activities in the field of Precision Medicine and Biomedical informatics. These educational activities constitute a unique opportunity for researchers around the world to expand their knowledge in the rapidly evolving field of Genomic Medicine and to exchange innovative ideas in the conductive environment of Greek islands. The quality of the Golden Helix Summer Schools educational programs, organized under the umbrella of the Golden Helix Foundation and the Genomic Medicine Aliance is guaranteed by complementary processes for the assessment and evaluation of each program. Each Summer School provides a unique academic program intertwined with an attractive social program for both invited speakers and students, to cater the needs of each research them, while indulging the Greek summer time.

Besides lectures and course material and syllabus, the registration fee, which is kept to a minimum to encourage participation of researchers from lower-income countries, includes meals, coffee breaks and afternoon refreshments with drinks and snacks, welcome reception and the farewell dinner. Emphasis is also given to the social part of the Golden Helix summer schools, allowing participants to get to know each other in a very informal way, providing them with the chance to visit archaeological sites to admire the rich Greek ancient history and to experience a traditional Greek fare organized as the farewell dinner of the school.

UPCOMING SUMMER SCHOOL: 2016 Golden Helix Summer School, Syros, Greece

Welcome

2016 Golden Helix Summer School

"Cancer Genomics and Individualized Therapy"

22-26 September 2016

Dolphin Bay Resort hotel, Syros island, Greece

 

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Golden Helix Summer School that will be held in the island of Syros, Greece, the capital of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean archipelago. The 2016 Golden Helix Summer School will be organized on September 22-26, 2016 and the theme of the Summer School will be "Cancer genomics and individualized treatment" and will revolve around the application of the most important disciplines of Genomic Medicine in Cancer, such as Genomics and Pharmacogenomics, Public Health, informatics, drug design, etc.

Also, we have enriched the scientific program of this 2016 Golden Helix Summer school with a career development session at the last day of this event, in which 6 members of the Faculty will engage into lively discussions with the summer school participants about issues related to career advancement.

Apart from the high quality scientific program, the 2016 Golden Helix Summer School offers an attractive social program that includes a visit to the Apollo Theater in Hermoupolis, and a traditional farewell dinner, allowing participants to get to know each other in a very informal way.

We have made every effort to minimize the registration fees to encourage participation of researchers from lower-income countries.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Syros, Greece next September and to a very fruitful and stimulating conference.



The 2016 Golden Helix Summer School Organizing Committee 

 

Co-organized by:

 

                

 

Under the auspices of:

     

     

 

         

Hellenic Society of

Radiation Oncology

 

 

Approved by:

          

 

Important dates

Registration and abstract submission deadline: Abstract submission is now CLOSED. You can still register to attend this event.

Notification of abstract acceptance: August 21st, 2016

Cancellation deadline: August 1st, 2014

 

Registration fees

590 EUR (on the basis of a double room)
690 EUR (on the basis of a single room)

Registration fees include: Accommodation in a double room for the entire duration of the summer school (4 nights), meals (breakfast, coffee breaks, lunches, dinners, welcome reception and farewell traditional party), educational material.

Venue

2016 Golden Helix Summer School Venue

The venue of the 2016 Golden Helix Summer School is the Dolphin Bay Resort hotel, situated in an ideal location in the bay of Galissa, by the seaside. Galissas is the most popular touristic destination. Galissas is located in a protected bay on the west coast of the island, which together with Danakos, a small and quiet farming village, number around 500 inhabitants. Galissas beach is long, with shallow-waters, and lined with tamarisk trees and has been awarded the blue-flag by the EU. There are various water sport activities. Area landmarks are the hill and church of Agia Pakou, immediately adjacent to the Dolphin Bay hotel, the small harbor with a quaint stone pier, the beach of Armeos, the large cave of Agios Stefanos with the water springs, as well as the chapels of Agios Mamas and Agios Kyrikos, the oldest church in Syros.

 

About Syros

Syros is the administrative center of Cyclades islands and is just 80 nautical miles from Athens. In Syros, the unique historical path, cultural wealth and imposing natural environment nicely blend. The island harmoniously combines the cosmopolitan and the traditional, the medieval with the modern urban, the Cycladic with the neoclassic, and the catholic with the Greek Orthodox historical tradition.
 

In Syros, there are more than 20.000 inhabitants, constituting the largest island of the Cyclades. Ermoupolis is the capital of Syros and of the Cyclades islands, a city that fascinates the visitor from the first moment he enters the harbor, with its breathtaking two hills that dominate the city, with the Catholic church of Saint George and the Greek Orthodox church of Resurrection at the top of each hill, and the impressive neoclassical mansions, built around the big natural harbor of the east coast of the capital city.
Created during the 1821 Greek revolution, Ermoupolis developed quickly into a big trade centre between east and west. The name “Ermoupolis” was adopted in 1826, dedicated to the “kerdoos Ermis” (Hermes the profitable). As the time went by, industries, workshops and Neorion shipyards were created in the city, leading to the economic development of Ermoupolis and to a cultural blossoming. This is also reflected in the architecture of the city, where the style created, conforms with the beginning of romantic classicism and is strongly influenced by western models.

Speakers

Organizing committee

George P. Patrinos (Patras, GR)

Paolo Fortina (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

Federico Innocenti (Chapel Hill, NC, USA)

 

Confirmed Summer School instructors

Aikaterini Apostolidou (Athens, GR)

Ingolf Cascorbi (Kiel, DE)

Erika Cecchin (Aviano, IT)

Paolo Fortina (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

Henk-Jan Guchelaar (Leiden NL)

Inge Holsappel (The Hague, NL)

Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg (Stockholm, SE)

Federico Innocenti (Chapel Hill, USA)

Dimitrios Kardamakis (Patras, GR)

Theodora Katsila (Patras, GR)

Michael Koukourakis (Alexandroupolis, GR)

Efi Lianidou (Athens, GR)

Ioanna Maroulakou (Alexandroupolis, GR)

Minos-Timotheos Matsoukas (Patras, GR)

Christina Nomikou (Athens, GR)

Dimitrios Papageorgiou (Athens, GR)

George P. Patrinos (Patras, GR)

Kathryn Phillips (San Francisco, CA, USA)

Juergen Reichardt (Urcuquí, EC)

Matthias Samwald (Vienna, AT)

Matthias Schwabb (Stuttgart, DE)

Anastasia Sideri (Athens, GR)

Alessio Squassina (Cagliari, IT)

Alexios Strimpakos (Athens, GR)

Jesse Swen (Leiden, NL)

Ioannis Varthalitis (Chania, GR)

Bauke Ylstra (Amsterdam, NL)

Sarah Wordsworth (Oxford, UK)

 

Scientific Program

Scientific Program

 

Day 1 – Thursday, 22 September 2016

 

08:00 - 14:20             ARRIVALS AND REGISTRATION

 

14:20 - 14:30             INTRODUCTION

 

SESSION 1 – GENOMICS DISCOVERY IN CANCER        

 

14:30 – 15:00            Alessio SQUASSINA

High-throughput technologies to investigate the genome: impact on personalized medicine

Assistant Professor; Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Neuroscience and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Cagliari, Italy

15:00 - 15:30             Bauke YLSTRA

Cytogenomics in Cancer Pathology

Professor; Tumor Genome Analysis; Department of Pathology, Cancer Center, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 

15:30 - 16:00          COFFEE BREAK

 

16:00 - 17:30             INTERACTIVE SESSION 1 (Alessio SQUASSINA)

Assistant Professor; Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Neuroscience and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Cagliari, Italy

 

17:30 - 19:30             DAY ENDS – FREE TIME

 

19:30 - 21:30          WELCOME RECEPTION

 

Day 2 – Friday, 23 September 2016

 

08:00 – 09:30        BREAKFAST

 

SESSION 2 – PHARMACOGENOMICS AND INDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENT                        

 

09:30 - 10:00            Federico INNOCENTI

Cancer treatment and emphasis on precision

Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, Institute of Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Treatment, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

10:00 - 10:30            Michael KOUKOURAKIS

Tumor microenvironment and implications in cancer therapy

Professor of Radiation Oncology, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece

 

10:30 - 11:00          COFFEE BREAK

 

11:00 - 11:30            Ingolf CASCORBI

Pharmacogenomics of TKI therapy resistance

Professor; University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, Kiel, Germany

11:30 - 12:00            Erika CECCHIN

Tailoring the treatment in colorectal cancer patients: research and clinical application in the field of the host pharmacogenomics

Research Pharmacologist and Pharmacogenetic Unit Supervisor; National Cancer Institute of Aviano Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology Unit- Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Aviano, Italy

 

12:00 – 12:30            Q&A session

 

12:30 – 14:30          LUNCH BREAK

 

14:30 – 16:00            WORKSHOP 1 (Theodora KATSILA)

PHARMACOMETABOLOMICS-GUIDED PHARMACOGENOMICS

Senior Scientist, Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras, School of Health Sciences, Patras, Greece

 

16:00 - 16:30          COFFEE BREAK

 

16:30 – 17:30            FLASH TALKS 1

 

17:30 - 19:30             DAY ENDS – FREE TIME

 

19:30 - 22:30          DINNER

 

Day 3 – Saturday, 24 September 2016

 

08:00 – 09:30   BREAKFAST

 

SESSION 3 – ADJUNCT TECHNOLOGIES FOR CANCER GENOMICS

                       

09:30 - 10:00             Matthias SAMWALD

Personalized Medicine in your pocket? Technologies for making genomic data available at the point-of-care

Assistant Professor, Medical University of Vienna, Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics, and Intelligent Systems, Vienna, Austria

10:00 - 10:30             Anastasia SIDERI

Pharmacogenovigilance

Safety Officer, Pharmacovigilance & Safety Department, Zeincro Hellas SA, Athens, Greece

 

10:30 - 11:00          COFFEE BREAK

 

11:00 - 12:30             WORKSHOP 2 (Minos-Timotheos MATSOUKAS)

IN SILICO DRUG DESIGN METHODS

CROmics Ltd, Patras, Greece

 

12:30 – 14:30          LUNCH BREAK

 

14:30 – 16:30            INTERACTIVE SESSION 2 (George PATRINOS)

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras, School of Health Sciences, Patras, Greece

16:30 – 17:00            Efi LIANIDOU

Liquid biopsy and individualized therapy

Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Athens, School of Physical Sciences, Athens, Greece

 

17:20                         DEPARTURE FOR THE TSIROPINA MANSION

 

18:00 – 20:30          SCIENCE NIGHT (OPEN FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC)

RECENT ADVANCES IN CANCER DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT (event in Greek)

Round table speakers:

Ioannis VARTHALITIS, Oncologist,Chairman; Hellenic Medical Society of Oncology, Athens, Greece

Dimitris KARDAMAKIS, Professor of Radiation Oncology, Dean of the School of Health Sciences, University of Patras, Greece

George P. PATRINOS, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras, School of Health Sciences, Patras, Greece

Michael KOUKOURAKIS, Professor, Democritus University of Thrace School of Medicine, Alexandroupolis, Greece

 

 

20:00                         RETURN TO THE CONFERENCE VENUE

 

20:30 - 22:30          DINNER

 

Day 4 – Sunday, 25 September 2016

 

08:00 – 09:30   BREAKFAST

 

SESSION 4 – PUBLIC HEALTH GENOMICS        

 

09:30 - 10:00             Milan MACEK

Precision Medicine of Rare Diseases: The role of the cost-of-illness analyses

Professor and Department Chair, Charles University Prague and 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biology and Medical Genetics, Prague, Czech Republic, President of the Czech Society of Medical Genetics; Past-president of the European Society of Human Genetics (2011)

10:00 – 10:30            Jesse SWEN

Safety, feasibility and cost-effectiveness of genotype-directed individualized dosing of fluoropyrimidines

Associate Professor, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands

 

10:30 – 11:00          COFFEE BREAK 5

 

11:00 – 11:30            Kathryn PHILLIPS

Challenges and opportunities for measuring the economic value of multi-gene tests

Professor of Health Economics and Health Services Research; UCSF Center for Translational and Policy Research on Personalized Medicine, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

11:30 – 12:00            Sarah WORDSWORTH

The economics of Cancer Genomics: Is it cost-effective?

Professor; University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Health Economics Research Centre, Oxford, UK

 

12:00 – 12:30            Q&A session

 

12:30 – 14:30          LUNCH BREAK

 

14:30 – 16:30          CAREER DEVELOPMENT SESSION


16:30 – 17:30             FLASH TALKS 2

 

17:30 - 19:30             DAY ENDS – FREE TIME

 

19:30 - 22:30          FARE WELL DINNER

 

Day 5 – Monday, 26 September 2016

 

08:00 – 09:30          BREAKFAST

 

SESSION 5 – GLOBAL CANCER GENOMICS

 

09:30 - 10:00             Henk-Jan GUCHELAAR

Ubiquitous Pharmacogenomics

Professor, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands

10:00 – 10:30            Matthias SCHWABB

LECTURE TITLE TO BE CONFIRMED

Professor, Institute for Clinical Pharmacology, Stuttgart, Germany

 

10:30 – 11:30            KEYNOTE LECTURE – Magnus INGELMAN-SUNDBERG

Whole Genome Sequencing and rare drug outcomes

Professor; Pharmacogenetics group, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Universitet, Stockholm, Sweden

 

11:30 – 12:00             BEST ABSTRACT SESSION    

 

12:00 – 12:15            Summer School coordinators - Conclusions

 

12:15 DELEGATES DEPARTURE

 

Sponsors

Sponsors

We thank the following collaborating entities and companies who are generously supporting this event:

 

      

 

           

             

     

 

 

     

 

Communication sponsors

 

 

 

Registration

Registration

 

All submitted abstracts will be published in a Supplement issue of Public Health Genomics, the Official journal of the Genomic Medicine Alliance.

Click here to register for the event

 

2 Best Abstract awards

Award winners will

(A) have the chance to submit their article FREE of any charges for publication (after peer review) in the new interdisciplinary journal Biomedicine Hub,

(B) be personally interviewed by the Biomedicine Hub team and their interview will be published on the Biomedicine Hub website, with a link to their article, to help promote their career,

(C) choose a 1-year subscription to a Karger journal of their choice, as part of the award.

 

 

Instructions for abstract preparation and submission

  • Each abstract should have a length of max. 250 words; the font size does not matter here due to word restriction.
  • Please give first names in initials only (e.g. J. Smith)
  • Use superscripted letters (J. Smith a) to distinguish authors with different affiliations
  • Start each affiliation with the identifying superscripted letter if there are multiple affiliations (a Department of….)
  • No key words, no references, no contact details

 

Registration fees

590 EUR (on the basis of a double room)

690 EUR (on the basis of a single room)

Registration fees include: Accommodation in a double room for the entire duration of the summer school (4 nights), meals (breakfast, coffee breaks, lunches, dinners, welcome reception and farewell traditional party), educational material.

 

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