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9th Waddensymposium: “Precision medicine: towards personalized treatment”

June 25-June 27, 2017

Scientific/ organizing committee:
Prof.dr. W.E. Fibbe, Prof.dr. F. Koning, Prof.dr. J. Neefjes, Prof.dr. F.A. Ossendorp, Prof.dr. F.H.J. Claas,
Prof.dr. J.J. Zwaginga, Prof.dr. C.L. Mummery, Prof.dr. J.H. Veelken, Prof.dr. A.J. Rabelink

The 9th Waddensymposium will be dedicated to the topic “Precision medicine: towards personalized treatment”. This new and emerging field of research is well connected to the major research themes in the department. Moreover, precision medicine represents an overarching theme within the main LUMC medical research profiles that relate to “Cancer pathogenesis and treatment”, “Neurosciences”, “Immunity, Infection and Tolerance” and “Vascular and Regenerative Medicine”. To this end, we intend to address three major topics namely “Genomics”, “Immunotherapies” and “Organoids and reprogramming”.

The symposium includes two scientific sessions from Monday until Tuesday afternoon. Each of the three major topics will be introduced by a tutorial, followed by scientific presentations and will be concluded by a round table discussion. There will be ample time for formal as well as informal discussions. On Monday and Tuesday afternoon a social event will be organised to allow informal discussions and also to allow you to enjoy the unique natural environment of the dunes and the beach of Zeeland. The informal atmosphere supports fruitful interactions between you as a senior opinion leader and colleagues and young researchers.

Several (inter)national keynote speakers such as prof. Luigi Naldini (Ospedale San Raffaele, Italy), dr. Elmar Jaeckel, (MMH, Germany), dr. Jeffrey Beekman (UMC Utrecht, the Netherlands), prof. Willem Ouwehand (University of Cambridge, UK), prof. Hermann Einsele (Universitätsklinikum Würzburg, Germany) and prof. Radek Skoda (Universität Basel, Germany) already confirmed to participate.

The Waddensymposium has a workshop format, hosting a limited (up to 50) and highly selected number of participants. This format provides talented young scientists an optimal setting to interact with the invited experts.
The symposium’s conclusions are combined and aimed for publication as position paper.