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Personalized Medicine School

03/11/2017 - 04/11/2017

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40 years sequencing – a new era in contemporary diagnostics and personalized medicine

Day 1: 3rd November 2017 (Friday)
10:00 – 13:00Registration
13:00 – 13:15Welcome and Opening Statement
Dr. Yavor Drenski
, Chairperson of the Board, BAPEMED
Corr. mem. Prof. Dr. Stefan Kostianev, Rector, Medical University of Plovdiv
Prof. Dr. Victoria Sarafian,  Vice-rector, Medical University of Plovdiv
First Part: About sequencing – past, present and future
Moderator: prof. Alexey Savov, Head of the National Genetics Laboratory, Sofia, Bulgaria
13:15 – 13:45Lecture 1 – The History of Sequencing
Prof. Alexey Savov
Head of the National Genetics Laboratory Sofia, Bulgaria
13:45 – 14:15Lecture 2 – NGS in the Era of Genome Medicine. The Bulgarian experience
Assoc. Prof. Radka Kaneva
Executive manager of the Molecular Medicine Centre
Medical University – Sofia
14:15 – 14:45Lecture 3 – QIAGEN Sequencing Solutions for Personalized Medicine – from Pyrosequencing, over Universal NGS, to GeneReader Fully Integrated Sample to Insight Solution
Erik Söderbäck
Director, Market Development Clinical & Applied Genomics Team, EMEA
14:45 – 15:15Lecture 4 – NGS Platforms Overview – Basic Principles, Advantages and Future Developments  
Peter Ianakiev 
Hera Biosciences LLC
15:15 – 15:45Coffee break

Second Part: About Sequencing and Personalized Medicine – Global Challenges in Health Care

Moderator: Prof. Radka Argirova

15:45 – 16:15Lecture 5 – How Will Real World Evidence (RWE) Change Clinical Decisions in Oncology?
Dr. Deyan Mehandjiev
MA/ CEC Real World Evidence (RWE) Lead,
Novartis Pharma Services Inc.
16:15 – 16:45Lecture 6 – The Future of Health: Connecting Data and Genomics
Bogi Eliasen
Futurist & Special Advisor on Future of Health/
Head of Denmark Unit UNESCO Chair in Bioethics
16:45 – 17:15Lecture 7 – Clinical application of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) in personalized medicine – the solutions of Illumina Inc.
Prof. Sue Hill OBE
Chief Scientific Officer
NHS England
17:15 – 17:45Lecture 8 – Establishing a National Genomic Medicine Service
Prof. Sian Ellard
Consultant Clinical Scientist
Genetics Laboratory Director, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Professor of Genomic Medicine, University of Exeter
Clinical Programme Director, South West NHS Genomic Medicine Centre Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
17:45 – 18:15Lecture 9 – Precision Medicine Programs and Ecosystem in Scotland: Creating an Environment for Success
Dr. Marie-Claire Parker
Acting Head of Operations
Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre
19:30 – 20:30


Sinergia Foundation

Day 2: 4th November 2017 (Saturday)
09:00 – 10:00Registration

Third Part: About Sequencing and Personalized Medicine – the Institutions/ Organizations Point of ViewGlobal Challenges in Health Care

Assoc. Prof. Radka Kaneva
Executive manager of the Molecular Medicine Centre
Medical University – Sofia

10:00 – 10:30Lecture 10 – Advantages of Native Nanopore Sequencing (Oxford Nanopore) for Personalized Diagnostics
Prof. Dr. Soren Hayrabedyan
Laboratory of Reproductive OMICs Technologies
Institute of Biology and Immunology of Reproduction
 10:30 – 11:00Lecture 11 – NGS and its Application in Clinical Practice
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vili Stoianova
Head of the Medical Genetics Department
St. George University Hospital – Plovdiv,
Pediatry and Medical Genetics Department, Medical University of Plovdiv
11:00 – 11:30Lecture 12 – Establishing a National Genomic Medicine Service
Dr. Theodor Zamfirov
 11:30 – 12:00Lecture 13 – Taking NIPT to Another Level. Detection of Fetal Trisomy Based on qPCR
Torsten Pfaff
PhD in Molecular biology
LifeCodexx AG
12:00 – 12:30Lecture 14 – Epigenetics complement genetic markers in individualized health care; ageing, metabotypes
Torsten Pfaff
Assoc. prof. Dr. Alexander Haslberger
Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Vienna
12:30 – 13:30Business lunch

Fourth  Part: The Innovations in Personalized Medicine

Moderator: Prof. Victoria Sarafian

Prof. of Immunology, Department of Medical biology, MU-Plovdiv

13:30 – 14:00Lecture 15 – Medical simulators
Corr. mem. Prof. Dr. Stefan Kostianev
Rector, Medical University of Plovdiv
14:00 – 14:30Lecture 16 – 3D Bioprinting in Oncology – the Wise Choice
Prof. Dr. Victoria Sarafian
Prof. of Immunology Department of Medical biology. MU-Plovdiv
14:30 – 15:00Lecture 17 – 3D bioprinting
Prof. Colin McGuckin
Chairman and CSO, CTIBIOTECH
President of Cell Therapy Research Institute, Lyon, France
15:00 – 15:30Lecture 18 – 2D/3D in vitro cell-based Bioassays
Dr. Nicolas Forraz
Vice President of Cell Therapy Research Institute, Lyon, France
15:30 – 16:00Conclusion and Close of the Event
 17:30 – 18:30


Sinergia Foundation

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Medical University of Plovdiv
Bulgarian Association for Personalized Medicine


Medical University of Plovdiv
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