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Santorini Conference


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  • Sofia Siest, Nancy, France (President)
  • Robert Barouki, Paris, France
  • Georges Dagher, Paris, France
  • Panos Deloukas, London, United Kingdom
  • Robin Everts, San Diego, United States
  • Alexander Haliassos, Athens, Greece
  • John Lamont, Crumlin, County Antrim, United Kingdom
  • Carlos Malpica, Doha, Qatar
  • Charity Nofziger, Salzburg, Austria
  • Guillaume Pare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Sofia Siest, Nancy, France (President)
  • Robert Barouki, Paris, France
  • Georges Dagher, Paris, France
  • Panos Deloukas, London, United Kingdom
  • Heiko Meyer, Hamburg, Germany
  • John Lamont, Crumlin, County Antrim, United Kingdom
  • Carlos Malpica, Doha, Qatar
  • Michael Marschler, Henstedt-Ulzburg, Germany
  • Guillaume Pare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Maria Stathopoulou, Nice, France
  • Charity Nofziger, Salzburg, Austria
  • Stavroula Kanoni, London, United Kingdom
  • Behrooz Z. Alizadeh, Gröningen, The Netherlands
  • Marc Ansari, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Robert Barouki, Paris, France
  • Laurent Becquemont, Paris, France
  • Lynn Bekris, Cleveland, US
  • Roland P. Bühlmann, Basel, Switzerland
  • Ingolf Cascorbi, Kiel, Germany
  • Blandine Comte, Saint Genes Champanelle, France
  • Georges Dagher, Paris, France
  • Georges Dedoussis, Athens, Greece
  • Panos Deloukas, London, United Kingdom
  • Pierre Yves Dietrich, Geneva , Switzerland
  • Robin Everts, San Diego, USA
  • Pilar Francino, Valencia, Spain
  • Philippe Froguel, Lille, France
  • Amalia Gastaldelli, Pisa, Italy
  • Steffen Gay, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Olivier Herault, Tours, France
  • Magnus Ingelmann Sundberg, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Federico Innocenti, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • Andriana Kaliora, Athens, Greece
  • Maja Krajinovic, Montreal, Canada
  • Alexander Kryukov, Moscow, Russia
  • Adrian Llerena, Badajoz, Spain
  • Klaus Lindpaintner, Waltham, USA
  • Janja Marc, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Michael Marschler, Mannheim, Germany
  • Winfried März, L, Augsburg, Germany
  • Milica Medic-Stojanoska, Oxford, UK
  • Peter Meier-Abt, Bern, Switzerland
  • Urs Meyer, Basel, Switzerland
  • Pierre Mutzenhardt, Nancy, France
  • Tiago Nava, Montreal, Canada
  • Gonzalo H Oporto V, Temuco, Chile
  • Tomris Ozben, Antalya, Turkey
  • Andreas Papassotiropoulos, Basel, Switzerland
  • Aurore Perrot, Nancy , France
  • Munir Pirmohamed, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Allen D. Roses, Chapel Hill, USA
  • John Ryals, Raleigh, USA
  • Giovanni Scapagnini, Molise, Italy
  • Sofia Siest, Nancy, France
  • Maurizio Simmaco, Roma, Italy
  • Ellen Umlauf, Vienna, Austria
  • Ron H. Van Schaik, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Pablo Villoslada, Barcelona, Spain
  • Jean Baptiste Vincendet, Paris, France
  • Szilard Voros, Atlanta, United States
  • Erich Wanker, Berlin, Germany
  • Georges Weryha, Nancy, France
  • Jin-San Yoo, Doejean, South Korea
  • Faiez Zannad, Nancy, France

Dear colleagues, Dear friends,

It is my great pleasure to announce the next event of the Santorini Conferences series, one of the most important international conferences in personalised medicine, founded 20 years ago!

Based on the history and tradition of the previous Santorini Conferences, The 10th Santorini conference, SYSTEMS MEDICINE AND PERSONALISED HEALTH & THERAPY – The Odyssey from Hope to Practice: “Patient first – keep Ithaca always in your mind”, will take place in Santorini island at May 23-26, 2022.

In continuity to the previous one (Santorini Conference 2018), The 10th Santorini Conference is using as metaphor the Greek mythology in the spirit of the island and of our thematic obstacles of personalised medicine to resolve and to overcome for the benefit of the patient.

I am thankfully addressing this message to those who participated in The 9th Santorini Conference hoping that they will stay on board this time also!

Thanks to their contribution, The 9th Santorini Conference gathered 34 worldwide distinguished speakers, who shared their passion for personalised medicine with 160 attendees in nine specific sessions.

Below, you can find the links that correspond to our scientific paper linked with The 9th Santorini Conference along with the related video and the published proceedings of the conference.

For this 20 years anniversary of the Conference, we expect 250 international delegates (researchers, scientists, academics, industrials, biologists, pathologists, oncologists, genetic epidemiologists, pharmacogeneticists and biobanking experts) in a creative environment.

Together with a Steering Committee (SC) and a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) composed by members across academia, clinics and industry, The 10th Santorini Conference is aiming to create interactions among disciplines, as well as exchanges between basic, industrial and medical research directed around a scientific content towards an effective ‘roadmap’ for personalised health and therapy.

The scientific programme includes sessions with presentations from highly reputed scientists, an oral communication session and posters presentations. The 2 best posters will be granted. The first one, « Gérard Siest » poster award, will be granted by ESPT and the second one by the Santorini Conferences Association (SCs).

You can already note the dates (23-26 May 2022) on your calendar and plan to join us.

We count on you for having your ideas/propositions and for being with us in Santorini in 2022 for enjoyable and valuable moments under a nice sun and warm weather that fosters an even more creative atmosphere.

Sofia SIEST,
President of the 10th Santorini Conference

Steering Committee (SC)

  • Sofia Siest, Nancy, France (President)
  • John Lamont, Crumlin, County Antrim, United Kingdom
  • Michael Marschler, Mannheim, Germany
  • Robert Barouki, Paris, France
  • Athanase Benetos, Nancy, France
  • Georges Dagher, Paris, France
  • Panagiotis Deloukas, London, United Kingdom

Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

  • Sofia Siest, Nancy, France (President)
  • John Lamont, Crumlin, County, United Kingdom
  • Michael Marschler, Mannheim, Germany
  • Robert Barouki, Paris, France
  • Athanase Benetos, Nancy, France
  • Georges Dagher, Paris, France
  • Panagiotis Deloukas, London, United Kingdom
  • Urs Meyer, Basel, Switzerland
  • Charity Nofziger, Salzburg, Austria
  • Markus Paulmichl, Salzburg, Austria
  • Lynn Webster, Salt Lake City, United States


Interactions Gène-Environnement en Physiopathologie Cardio-Vasculaire, Nancy, France

Sofia Siest (President)
Hiegel Brigitte
Stathopoulou Maria
Petrelis Alexandros
Masson Christine
Gorenjak Vesna
Weryha Georges Richard

Com&Co, Marseille
Etienne Jarry

Dr Maria Stathopoulou, Nancy, France

Dr Charity Nofziger, Salzburg, Austria
Dr Lynn Webster, Salt Lake City, United States

Aschard Hugues, Paris, France
Aviv Abraham, New Jersey, USA
Barouki Robert, Paris, France
Becker Karl Friedrich, Munich, Germany
Boerwinkle Eric, Houston, USA
Campbell Peter, Hinxton, UK
Caulfield Mark, London, UK
Chen Rong, Mount Sinaï, USA
Daidone Maria G., Milan, Italy
Dedoussis Georges, Athens, Greece
Deloukas Panagiotis, London, UK
Diamandis Elefterios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Elens Laure, Brussels,Belgium
Garrido Manuel Rosa, Los Angeles, USA
Hemingway Harry, London, UK
Innocenti Federico, Chapel Hill, USA
Makris Konstantinos, Athens, Greece
Martin Granado Noelia , Madrid, Spain
Meyer Urs A., Basel, Switzerland
Newgard Christopher B., Durham, USA
Nofziger Charity, Salzburg, Austria
Oelmueller Uwe, Hilden, Germany
Pare Guillaume, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Paulmichl Markus, Salzburg, Austria
Purchase Andrew, Swansea, UK
Siest Sofia, Nancy, France
Spoto Giuseppe, Catania, IT
Trembath Richard, London, UK
Webster Lynn, Salt Lake City, USA

Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,

Throughout the past 16 years, 8 “Santorini Conferences” welcomed each time, about 140 registered participants coming from more than 30 different countries to a world of passion for science with specific Personalised Medicine sessions on Genetics and Pharmacogenomics of chronic diseases.

From innovative projects, such as the creation of the European Society of Pharmacogenomics and Personalised Therapy (ESPT) in 2010 and upcoming research to the quintessence of Personalised Medicine with promising and famous researchers, the “Santorini Conferences” had many faces and like a chameleon had the capacity to enchant academic and industry research in many ways. Over the years, the “Santorini Conferences” became one of the most important conferences on genetic predisposition to health, disease, response to drugs and environment, in harmony with the island’s creative spirit, attracting scientists from all over the planet.

After 16 years, we are here again to follow The 9th Santorini Conference “Systems medicine and Personalised Health and Therapy”: The Odyssey from Hope to Practice, with special focus on cardio-metabolic diseases and cancer.

We have conceived the idea of presenting the biggest achievements of the Personalised Medicine through time by using the trip of Odysseus from Troy to Ithaca (Odyssey, Homer) as a metaphor. In this conference, inspired from Odyssey, we attempt to embark you on a ship and take you on a journey from Troy to Ithaca, through the history of the biggest events and achievements that have paved the way to the Personalised Medicine. We will sail among important genetic discoveries, passing through projects that contributed to the progress of pharmacogenomics studies and will propose ways to overcome the obstacles that are slowing down the possibilities of the full implementation of accumulated knowledge into everyday practice. This trip aims to push back the frontiers of present knowledge of genetics and of practical use of this knowledge in preventive, diagnostic and pharmacogenomics approaches promoting a direct impact on the socio-economic aspects of public health.

We have thus designed this Conference with 9 sessions, 7 oral communications, 2 satellite meetings organised in collaboration with the VEGF Consortium and the MAST4HEALTH EU Project, 2 workshops and 62 posters (

This time, more than 150 registered participants coming from Academy, Industry and Clinics join the Conference!!!

Thank you for following the trip with us…

Sofia SIEST,
President of the Santorini Conference series