ISABS: Personalized Medicine Conference With Nobel Laureates to be Held in Split, Croatia

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Source: Dragan Primorac, MD, PhD, Chair, AAFS International Affairs Committee

The International Society for Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS), the Mayo Clinic, and St. Catherine Hospital are organizing the 11th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine, to be held in Split, Croatia, June 17–22, 2019. The Conference is supported by the American Academy for Forensic Sciences (AAFS), and conference topics include: personalized and regenerative medicine, pharmacogenomics, molecular diagnostics, stem cell therapy, epigenomics, biobanking, microbiome, cancer genetics, immunotherapy, forensic and anthropological genetics, ancient DNA analysis, and more.

More than 50 invited speakers from the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, Columbia University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Duke University, Max-Planck-Institute, Case Western Reserve University, Penn State University, Wistar Institute, The George Washington University, Erasmus MC University, etc., as well as 500 participants will attend the Conference. Three Nobel Lectures will be given by Prof. Robert Huber (Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry), Prof. Avram Hershko (Technion), and Prof. Paul Modrich (Duke University).

Prof. Dragan Primorac, Chair of the International Affairs Committee of the AAFS and ISABS President said: “The future of medicine will rely on personalized treatments. During the ISABS 2019 Conference, we will envision the power and advances of personalized medicine that will create significant value for the healthcare system. Bringing together internationally renowned scientists to facilitate research and education of young scientists in individualized medicine speaks volumes about our dedication. We will also discuss significant progress in forensic and anthropological genetics in the last years.”

The ISABS is an Association Academy of the AAFS and a leading society in forensic, anthropologic genetics, and personalized medicine. The ISABS Scientific Committee comprises four Nobel Laureates and the world’s top physicians and scientists.

According to U.S. News & World Report, the Mayo Clinic is the #1 hospital overall and in more specialties than any other United States hospital. St. Catherine Hospital is a European center of excellence and the first European hospital to be awarded “Global Healthcare Accreditation.” Royal Philips, a leading health technology company, is enabling patient-specific care with first-time right decision-making and targeted therapy.

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