Up Close and Personalized 2012 (UPCP 2012)
The Up Close and Personalized Congress set out to discuss the essential clinical, genomic, proteomic, metabolomic, pharmacogenomic and biomarker data necessary to predict, prevent and treat major medical conditions concerning metabolism (diabetes and obesity), cardiovascular complications and cancer.
The 2012 congress held in Florence, Italy, addressed the need and challenges for narrowing the gap between knowledge and clinical practice. The informatics sessions examined bio-informatic tools, algorithms, artificial intelligence techniques, decision support systems and other new platforms for predicting clinical outcome and better tailoring treatment modeling to the individual patient.
Over 200 scientists, physicians and informatics experts from 25 different countries met in Florence Italy in what was the first very successful endeavor to bring together these disciplines to advance this new and exciting topic. The Plenary lecture titled "Individual Determinants for Cancer Progression and Therapy Definition" was delivered by Wolf prize recipient Professor Axel Ullrich. Over 100 abstracts were accepted for oral and poster presentation, revealing the vast interest in the topic and wide scope of subjects related to it. Read more...