Advancing Personalized Medicine to the Clinic

2529 September 2024

Dolphin Bay Resort hotel, Syros island, Greece

 

We are pleased to announce the 2024 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 2024 Golden Helix Summer School will be organized in September 2024 and the theme of the Summer School will be “Advancing Personalized Medicine to the Clinic” and will revolve around the application of the most important disciplines of Genomic Medicine, such as Pharmacogenomics, Genome informatics, Public Health Pharmacogenomics, and economic evaluation in genome-guided interventions.

Also, as with previous events, we have included in the scientific program of this 2024 Golden Helix Summer school a career development and interactive sessions, where members of the Faculty will engage into lively discussions with the summer school participants about issues related to career advancement and key topics related to the theme of this meeting, respectively.

Apart from the high quality scientific program, the 2024 Golden Helix Summer School offers an attractive social program that includes a visit to the Apollo Theater in Hermoupolis, the renowned townhall 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 2024 Golden Helix Summer School Organizing Committee

Co-organized by:

2024 Golden Helix Summer School, Syros Island, Greece

“Advancing Personalized Medicine to the Clinic”

25-29 September 2024

Dolphin Bay Resort hotel, Syros island, Greece

 

We are pleased to announce the 2024 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 2024 Golden Helix Summer School will be organized in September 2024 and the theme of the Summer School will be “Advancing Personalized Medicine to the Clinic” and will revolve around the application of the most important disciplines of Genomic Medicine, such as Pharmacogenomics, Genome informatics, Public Health Pharmacogenomics, and economic evaluation in genome-guided interventions.

Also, as with previous events, we have included in the scientific program of this 2024 Golden Helix Summer school a career development and interactive sessions, where members of the Faculty will engage into lively discussions with the summer school participants about issues related to career advancement and key topics related to the theme of this meeting, respectively.

Apart from the high quality scientific program, the 2024 Golden Helix Summer School offers an attractive social program that includes a visit to the Apollo Theater in Hermoupolis, the renowned townhall 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 2024 Golden Helix Summer School Organizing Committee

Co-organized by:

The venue of the 2024 Golden Helix Summer School is the Dolphin Bay Resort hotel, situated in an ideal location in the bay of Galissas, 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.

Organizing Committee

George P. PATRINOS (Patras, GR)

Branka ZUKIC (Belgrade, RS)

Confirmed Speakers 

Keynote Speakers

Harald Schmidt (Maastricht, NL)

Ron H. van Schaik (Rotterdam, NL)    

Marc S. Williams (Danville, PA, USA)

Plenary Speakers

Carlos Alejandro Díaz Tufinio, Mexico City, Mexico

Marios Kambouris, Doha, Qatar

Kariofyllis Karamperis, Patras, Greece

Nikola Kotur, Belgrade, Serbia

Thorsten Lehr, Saarbrucken, Germany

Christina Mitropoulou, London, UK

George P. Patrinos, Patras, Greece

Sonja Pavlovic, Belgrade, Serbia 

Yannis Pollalis, Piraeus, Greece

Gad Rennert, Haifa, Israel

Biljana Stankovic, Belgrade, Serbia

Grant Wood, St Lake City, UT, USA

Vasilis Xirafas, Patras, Greece

Branka Zukic, Belgrade, Serbia

DRAFT SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Wednesday 25 September 2024

09:00 – 13:30 Arrival and Registration

13:45 – 14:00 Introductions

14:00 – 17:00 SESSION 1

14:00 – 14:00 Thorsten Lehr – University of Saarland, Saarbrucken, Germany

Drug-drug-gene interactions: The SafePolyMed paradigm

14:30 – 16:00 Workshop 1 (hands-on)

SafePolyMed hands-on workshop

16:00 – 17:00 Keynote lecture 1

Ron H. van Schaik – Erasmus University Medical Center, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Genome-guided therapeutics in the clinic: Examples and applications

17:00 – 19:30 Free time1

9:30 – 22:00 Welcome cocktail – Networking



Thursday 26 September 2024

08:30 – 10:00 Breakfast 

10:00 – 12:30 SESSION 2

10:00 – 10:30 Branka Zukic – Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia

Next-generation genomics technologies for the advancement of personalized medicine 

10:30 – 11:00 Biljana Stankovic – Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia

From Bioinformatics to Genome informatics towards personalized genomics

11:00 – 11:30 Grant Wood – Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative, Durban, NC, USA 

The Family Health History project

11:30 – 12:30 Keynote lecture 2 

Harald Schmidt – Professor, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands

AI-based approaches for polypharmacy and drug repurposing

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 14:30 Gad Rennert – National Israeli Academy of Scientific Medicine and B. Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Testing the genomic medicine paradigm in a primary care practice

14:30 – 16:00 Workshop 2

PharmGenHub hands-on workshop on genome informatics

Led by Nikola Kotur – Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia 

16:00 – 17:00 Oral presentations 1

Manousos E. Kambouris 

Point-of-care molecular diagnosis: the fusion of minimalistic extraction protocols and portable instrumentation

17:00 – 19:30 Free time

19:30 – 22:00 Dinner


Friday 27 September 2024

08:30 – 10:00 Breakfast

10:00 – 12:30 SESSION 3

10:00 – 10:30 Kariofyllis Karamperis – University of Patras Department of Pharmacy, Patras, Greece

Population Pharmacogenomics

10:30 – 11:00 Carlos Alejandro Díaz Tufinio – Department of Bioengineering, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City, Mexico

Lessons from the New to the Old Pharmacology: Implementation of Pharmacogenetics in Bioequivalence and Pharmacokinetics Trials

11:00 – 12:30 Workshop 3 NCODA workshop

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12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 15:00 Workshop 3

Career development session

15:00 – 16:00 George P. Patrinos – University of Patras Department of Pharmacy, Patras, Greece

Compiling a scientific article: From an author’s, reviewer and Editor-in-Chief’s perspective

16:00 – 17:00 Oral presentations 2

17:00 – 19:30 Free time

19:30 – 22:00 Dinner


Saturday 28 September 2024

08:30 – 10:00 Breakfast

10:00 – 12:30 SESSION 4

10:00 – 10:30  Yannis Pollalis – University of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece

Personal Branding: Identifying and Communicating Our Value and Growth Potential

10:30 – 11:00 George P. Patrinos – University of Patras Department of Pharmacy, Patras, Greece

Approaches to raise general public’s genomics awareness and healthcare professionals genomic education: The BioSTEM initiative using the portable 2MoBiL laboratory

11:00 – 11:30 Sonja Pavlovic – Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia

Establishing regional excellence in personalized medicine: The SERBORDIS-Inn and PharmGenHub success stories

11:30 – 12:00 Konstantinos Vasileiou – University of Patras Department of Pharmacy, Patras, Greece

Marketing approaches in personalized medicine

12:00 – 12:30 Christina Mitropoulou – The Golden Helix Foundation, London, UK

Examples of economic evaluation in genome-guided therapeutic interventions

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 14:30 Vasilios Xirafas – University of Patras Department of Pharmacy, Patras, Greece

Genethics: Ethical perspectives in Personalized Medicine

14:30 – 15:30 Workshop 4

Ethical and philosophical approaches in genome-guided therapeutics: Case studies

Led by Vasilios Xirafas

15:40   Departure for Ermoupolis walking guided tour 

16:00 – 18:00 Ermoupolis walking guided tour

18:00 – 19:30 Free time in Ermoupolis 

19:30   Return to the Conference venue\

20:00 – 01:00 Farewell Dinner – Traditional Party


Sunday 29 September 2024

08:30 – 10:00 Breakfast

10:00 – 12:00 SESSION 5

10:00 – 10:30: Best abstract presentations

10:30 – 11:00 Marios Kambouris, Sidra Medicine, Doha, Qatar

Molecular Diagnosis in the post-genomic era

11:00 – 12:00 Keynote lecture 3: 

Marc Williams – Geisinger, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Using the Genomic Sequence to Shorten the Diagnostic Odyssey: The Real-time Genetic Diagnosis Project 

12:00 – 12:15 Summer school conclusions

Meeting adjourns

Please download the document providing some useful logistics information from the following link

We thank the following academic, charitable and corporate entities for generously supporting this event.

Registration fees *

Double room: 840 EUR per person

Single room: 990 EUR 

Virtual attendance: 250 EUR

Registration fees include: 

Accommodation in a double/single room for the entire duration of the Summer School (4 nights), meals (breakfast, coffee breaks, lunches, dinners, welcome reception and social event), educational material, and social activities.

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Registration fees *

Double room: 840 EUR per person

Single room: 990 EUR 

Virtual attendance: 300 EUR

Registration fees include: 

Accommodation in a double/single room for the entire duration of the Summer School (4 nights), meals (breakfast, coffee breaks, lunches, dinners, welcome reception and social event), educational material, and social activities.

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