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Day 1 Monday, 4th June
                          Irish EU Presidency and Horizon 2020
A Chance to Deepen EU-US Cooperation on R&D, Standards and Policy
18:30 Welcome Address Ambassador Michael Collins
18:35 EU-US Science Cooperation  Sean Kelly, Member of the European Parliament
18:40 US-EU Science Cooperation  Bart Gordon, former Chair, House Science Committee, US Congress TBC
18:45 Enabling Collaborative Research for 21st Century Challenges: Rethinking Policy Dr Richard Johnson, Global Helix LLC TBC
18:50 Standards and Regulation in Biological and Medical Sciences and Relevance to EU-US Cooperation Prof Kurt Zatloukal, Medical University of Graz
18:55 International Cooperation in Clinical Trials Requires Interoperable Infrastructures and Legislations Prof Jacques Demotes-Mainard, INSERM
19:00 Revolutionising Medicine David Byrne SC, Co-Chair of the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine, former European Commissioner for Health
19:05 Discussion

 

 

Day 2 Tuesday, 5th June
                           Staff Briefing Congress in RHOB 2325
10:30 Set-up and Welcome
11:00 Introduction
Sean Kelly Member of the European Parliament
 
11:05 Information and Communication Technologies for the Future of Medicine – ITFoM
Prof Hans Lehrach Coordinator ITFoM, Director Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
Prof George Church Professor for Genetics, Harvard Medical School
11:20 Questions & Answers ITFoM
11:30 Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure- BBMRI - 
The need for common Standards
Prof Kurt Zatloukal Coordinator BBMRI, Medical University of Graz
11:45 Questions & Answers BBMRI
11:55 European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network – ECRIN 
Prof Jacques Demotes-Mainard Coordinator ECRIN, INSERM
Dr Ted Trimble Director of NCI's Center for Global Health
12:10 Questions & Answers ECRIN
12:20 Lunch & General Questions & Answers
                                            ITFoM & BBMRI
14:00 Introduction Sean Kelly, Member of the European Parliament
14:10 IT Future of Medicine Prof Hans Lehrach, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
14:20 ITFoM: The Integration Platform for Individualised Medicine Prof Hans Westerhoff, Universities of Amsterdam and Manchester
14:30 Saving the Healthcare System Prof Majid Sarrafzadeh, UCLA Wireless Health Institute
14:40 Transatlantic Cooperation in Cancer Research Prof David Kerr, CBE MA MD DSc FRCP(Glas,Lon & Edin) FRCGP(Hon) FMedSci
14:50 Personalized Physiological Models in Intensive Care Medicine Prof Stuart Russell, Computer Science, UC Berkeley and Neurological Surgery, UCSF
15:00 Panel Discussion and Questions from the Audience
16:00 Coffee Break
16:45 Increase EU - US Research Collaboration through BBMRI Prof Kurt Zatloukal, Medical University of Graz
17:00 Q & A

 

 

Day 3 Wednesday, 6th June
                                                 ECRIN & BBMRI
09:30

Welcome Address & Introduction

Ambassador François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the US

Sean Kelly, Member of the European Parliament

                                                          ECRIN
09:45 The European Infrastructure for Multinational Trials: ECRIN Prof Jacques Demotes, INSERM
10:00 NIH and Global Clinical Trials Dr Susan Shurin, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
10:15 The OECD Working Group to facilitate Multinational Cooperation in Clinical Trials Dr Ted Trimble, Director of NCI's Center for Global Health
10:30 Clinical Trials as Instruments supporting Evidence-based Medical Practice TBA
10:45 Panel Discussion and Questions from the Audience
                                                      BBMRI
11:30 Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure Prof Kurt Zatloukal, Medical University of Graz
11:45 BBMRI.se – Example of a National Biobank Hub in Europe Prof Jan-Eric Litton, Karolinska Institutet
11:55 Advancing Research through Better Biospecimen Practices Dr Helen Moore, National Cancer Institute
12:05 Public-Private Partnership in Precompetitive Research – a European Perspective Dr Christian Bréchot, Merieux Institute
12:15 Public-Private Partnership in Precompetitive Research – an American Perspective Dr David Cox, Pfizer
12:25 Panel Discussion and Questions from the Audience

 

 

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