Mission and Strategy
- Promote education and research in personalised medicine and pharmacogenomics based on potential biomarkers and clinical and environmental phenotypes (in fields related to smoking, nutrition, physical exercise, sport, pain, etc.) to produce verified, quality information for clinical and post-marketing applications and patients; the activities and management of Biological Resource Centres fall as well within the scope of this objective.
- Facilitate contacts between all those who share the Association’s objectives;
- Incorporate fundamental multidisciplinary approaches in research projects and transform such projects into clinical advances, by training and educating both health professionals and the general public in the fields of human pharmacogenetics, clinical pharmacology, clinical pathology and personalised medicine.
To achieve the objectives, the Association organises, co-organises and supports meetings, symposia, conferences and other scientific gatherings and educational programmes, to produce information to be used in clinical practice and provided to patients in the fields of personalised medicine, pharmacogenomics and personalised therapy based on potential biomarkers, environmental factors and clinical metrics.
The major event will be the congress of the Santorini Conferences, held every two years. A General Assembly of the Association’s members will convene during this event.
Further initiatives contributing to the goals of the Association may also be undertaken, such as taking part in grant applications, clinical trials, multicentre trials and biomarker assessments, drafting and providing independent expert opinions in the areas of interest of the Association.
The Association will publish the programmes of its congresses and abstracts of communications.
As a general rule, the Association may initiate any course of action that facilitates the fulfilment of its objectives.