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The European Alliance for Personalised Medicine Annual Conference Report

Thursday, 12 May 2016 10:35

This was the fourth annual gathering, with speakers and attendees drawn from a wide range of stakeholder groups including patients, healthcare professionals, academics, industry representatives, politicians and legislators, the media and more. The two days featured plenary and roundtable sessions on subjects ranging from HTA, rare diseases, new methods for clinical trials, genetic mapping, Big Data and the implementation of the Luxembourg Presidency’s landmark EU Council Conclusions.

The report provides an overview of these issues.

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s 2016 Innovations Symposium Emerging IBD Strategies.

Thursday, 12 May 2016 10:10

Created by the Foundation in 2012, this annual event brings together collaborative researchers, clinicians and scientific leaders to work toward the common goal of curing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

This year the broad focus will be on novel and promising therapeutic approaches for IBD.

The Symposium will be taking place on the July 21–22 in San Francisco, USA.

Previous attendees have shared also why they attend the Innovations Symposium in this short video.

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Kenneth Rainin Foundation grantees elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 13:50

The National Academy of Sciences has elected 84 new members and 21 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Kenneth Rainin Foundation grantees Herbert W. Virgin IV, MD, PhD, of Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO; and Gabriel Rabinovich, PhD, of Fundacion Instituto de Biologia y Medicina Experimental, Argentina; are amongst them.

Being elected to the National Academy of Sciences is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honours that a scientist can receive.

MRC Guidance Pack - Methods for Clinical Trials

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 13:18

The MRC Network of Hubs for Trials Methodology Research has recently updated the Guidance Pack. New guidance includes recommendations for maximising the impact of qualitative research in feasibility studies and issues to consider during the design of surgical trials.

The Guidance pack resource contains outputs from various HTMR Network funded initiatives. Many of these recommendations are also linked to from the NIHR CT toolkit.

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