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2016 Monday April 18 
We are deeply saddened by the news that our EU-PIC Board member Prof Dr Gerard Siest passed away on April 9th. 

Prof. Gérard Siest was among the founding members of ESPT in 2011, and was an important inspiratory and driver of the society. He served as ESPT president from 2012–2016. Under his leadership, ESPT gained worldwide visibility and became an important scientific stakeholder in the field of pharmacogenomics and personalised medicine.


2016 Monday 30 March

Combined proposal ready

  • Including comments on budget.
  • Discussion and decision
  • Planned for April 2 in Istanbul
  • From 13:00-18:00

2016 Monday 23 March

Input all members on WP drafts received. 

  • Istanbul meeting gets more shape. 
  • First proposal was sent out.

2016 Monday 09 March

First drafts of the WPs received. 

  • WP TCs are planned this week.
  • Barbara Zehnbauer, ISsam Zineh and John van den Anker joined the Advisory Board.

2016 Monday 02 March

Formation External Advisory Board

With Michael Eichelbaum, Mary Relling, Dick Weinshilbaum, Sander Vinks, Maarten Akkerman, Barbara Prainsack and Cecile Janssens.

2016 Thursday 20 February

Workpackage templates have been sent out. 

  • WP leaders will make a first draft for Feb 26.

2016 Thursday 12 February

The Eu-PIC meeting on Febr. 10-11 in Rotterdam was a great success, with in total 65 participants.

MORE INFO: 1st Eu-PIC Consortium-meeting Rotterdam  

2016 Wednesday 04 February

Hotel venue for Feb 10-11

  • Mainport Design Hotel Rotterdam
  • 10 min from Central Train Station and 10 min from Erasmus MC

2016 Tuesday 03 February

A total of 60 participants registered for the meeting in Rotterdam.

2016 Thursday 30 January

Organisation for the first Eu-PIC consortiummeeting in full progress.

2016 Wednesday 29 January

Agreement with KNMP for Stage 2.

2016 Tuesday 28 January

Workpackage leaders appointed.

2016 Monday 27 February

EU-PIC was selected for submitting a Stage 2 proposal.


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