EPMA Summit and World Congress 2013

The EPMA Summit was held in the EU Parliament on 19 September 2013. This was followed by the EPMA World Congress, which took place at the Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) to the European Union from 19 to 21 September 2013. The congress brought together all of the PPPM professionals and decision makers such as the representatives of the EU Parliament and EU Commission.

The European Association for Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine (EPMA), is active in more than 40 countries in Europe and worldwide. A letter of support from the Organization of United Nations (UNO) placed emphasis on advances in medical research, training and care as the “key to realizing the Millennium Development Goals and to advancing public health”.

Furthermore, the UNO values EPMA efforts in contributing to developments in the medical field towards common goals of improving the healthcare and does not doubt that EPMA serves as a strong platform for medical innovation in support of the shared objectives. The Vice-Secretary General of UNO welcomes”in particular, the focus on collaboration with international organizations, which can serve to link the work of the EPMA with the efforts of the international community for global public health”.

The guiding concept of EPMA is ‘PPPM’, the Paradigm change from late and delayed interventional to Predictive, Preventive and Personalized medicine. EPMA projects it as a leading global challenge in the 21st century. And the organization aims at facilitating effective communication among professionals – medical doctors, biotechnologists, computer scientists, healthcare providers, policy-makers, educators, and so on.

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