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Past Events 2015

Tuesday 10-11 February 2015

First Eu-PIC consortium meeting 

Erasmus MC Rotterdam (NL)

Past Events 2015

Decision HORIZON2020 proposals

  • Augustus, 2015

Submission HORIZON2020 proposal

  • April 27, 2015

2nd Eu-PIC consortium meeting 

  • Wednesday 1-3 April 2015
  • Acibadem University Istanbul (TUR)
  • (preliminary; confirmation will follow)

 1st draft workpackages

  • Thursday 26 February 2015
  • Descriptives, deliverables, milestones
  • Curriculum Vitae's!

First Eu-PIC consortium meeting 

  • Tuesday 10-11 February 2015
  • Erasmus MC Rotterdam (NL)
  • View program of the meeting

Decision Stage 1 proposals 

  • Monday 27 January 2015

Pharmacogenetics Symposium

Summerschool Genomic Medicine

European Meeting on Molecular Diagnostics (EMMD)

  • Noordwijk, Huis ter Duin, October 14-16, 2015
  • More info

2nd Eu-PIC Meeting Istanbul

  • April 2-3

Acibadem University

  • Eu-PIC meeting: April 2, 13:00-18:00
  • Hotel:
  • Organizer:


    Hotel bookings will be done through Evren Turan from Evronas events ( Evren Turan can be reached on email: Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken..



     Scientific program: see below.


    Arrival information:

    Directions from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Acıbadem University / Silence Istanbul Hotel

    Option 1 - Taxi
    You can take a taxi cab from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to either Acibadem University Campus or Silence Istanbul Hotel. The easiest and fastest way for travel is to take a cab. The cab fare should take around 50-60 Turkish Liras (approximately 20-25 EUR). Payments are made in cash and Turkish Liras. Please make sure that you get a cab from the official taxi line

    Option 2 - Shuttle Bus to Kadikoy + Taxi You can take the shuttlebus from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Kadikoy (city center of the Asian side of Istanbul) and then get a taxi cab to reach Acibadem University or Silence Istanbul Hotel. This will take longer. Please check the link for shuttle schedule:

    Directions from Ataturk Istanbul Airport (IST) to Acıbadem University / Silence Istanbul Hotel.

    Option 1 - Taxi
    You can take a taxi cab from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to either Acibadem University Campus or Silence Istanbul Hotel. The easiest and fastest way for travel is to take a cab. The cab fare should take around 80-90 Turkish Liras (approximately 30-35 EUR). Payments are made in cash and Turkish Liras. Please make sure that you get a cab from the official taxi

    Shuttlebusses from Istanbul Ataturk Airport are available to Taksim (city center of the European side of Istanbul) however the taxi cab travel from Taksim to symposium venue will not be short. We recommend to take a direct cab from airport to the venue/hotel.

    Symposium Venue:
    Acibadem University
    Kerem Aydinlar Campus
    Address: Icerenkoy Mah. Kayisdagi Cad. No: 32, Atasehir, Istanbul
    Tel: +90 216 500 4444+90 216 500 4444

    Silence Istanbul Hotel
    Address: Küçükbakkalköy Mah. Dudullu Yolu Cad. No:29, Atasehir, Istanbul
    Tel: +90 444 9 440

    Dinner on 2nd of April for Eu-PIC Members and invited faculty.
    Since the arrival schedule of various Eu-PIC Members and invited faculty do not allow us to organize a dinner on 1st of April, the official dinner will take place on April 2nd. More information will be available on the dinner venue soon and details will be provided during the Eu-PIC Consortium Meeting.

    Meeting Venue Information
    The symposium and Eu-PIC Consortium Meeting venue is Acibadem University Conference Center, located in the Acibadem University Campus. The Campus building is at the entrance of the university and there will be directional signage to enter the conference facilities. The Eu-PIC Consortium Meeting will also take place in the same conference center.

    Contact numbers:
    Dr. Candan Hızel: +90 531 3444312+90 531 3444312
    Mr. Evren Turan: +90 533 3658581+90 533 3658581



    Final Scientific Programme

    April 2nd 2015, Thursday
    08:15-08:55 Registration
    08:55-09:15 Welcome
    Cengiz Yakıcıer, İstanbul, Türkiye
    Tanıl Kocagöz, İstanbul, Türkiye
    09:15-09:25 Opening Remarks 
    Candan Hızel, İstabul, Türkiye
    09:25-09:45 The European Pharmacogenetics Implemetation Consortium: Looking Forward to HORIZON2020 
    Ron HN van Schaik, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    09:45-10:05 ESPT- The European Research Strategy for Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine 
    Gerard Siest, Nancy, France
    10:05-10:30 Coffee Break
    10:30-10:50 Keynote Lecture
    Pharmacogenomics - Where does it Fit into Personalised Medicine 

    Munir Pirmohamed, Liverpool, UK
    10:50-11:10 Title Pending
    Markus Paulmichl, Salzburg, Austria
    11:10-11:30 Pharmacogenetics and Ethnicity in LatinoAmericans
    Adrián Llerena, Badajoz, Spain
    11:30-11:50 Challenges in the Implementation of an Alzheimer's Disease Personalized Medicine Strategy 
    Howard Bergman, Montreal, Canada
    11:50-12:10 A High-throughput Real-time PCR Approach to Pharmacogenomics Studies
    Peter Jacobs, Brussels, Belgium 
    12:10-12:30 Pharmacogenetıcs of Drug Induced Liver Injury
    Ann Daly, Newcastle, UK
    12:30-13:30 Lunch
    13:00-18:00  EU-PIC CLOSED MEETING
    13:30-13:50 Pharmacogenetics: What Do Psychiatrists Need to Know
    Kemal Arıkan, İstanbul, Türkiye
    13:50-14:10 RNAi-based personalized therapeutic strategies: Are we there yet?
    Şükrü Tüzmen, Famagusta, North-Cyprus
    14:10-14:30 From a Clinical Point of View: Applications of Pharmacogenetics in Oncology
    Haluk Onat, İstanbul, Türkiye
    14:30-14:50 Evaluation of SNPs in Various Diseases and Drug Response
    Mehmet Gündüz, Ankara, Türkiye
    14:50-15:10 Bioinformatics for Personalized Medicine
    Yeşim Aydın Son, Ankara, Türkiye

    Student Presentations
    Pharmacogenetic and Pharmacoepigenetic Factors for Irinotekan Drug Response in Colon Cancer Treatment
    Duygu Abbasoğlu, Eskişehir, Türkiye
    Importance of Multidrug Resistance Gene 1 (MDR 1) in Personalized Cancer Treatment
    Arsalan Amirfallah, DVM 
    Medical Doctors' and Students' Opinion on Euthanasia
    Bekir Berker Artukoğlu, İstanbul, Türkiye

    15:40-16:00 Coffee Break
    16:00-16:20 Pharmacogenetics of Warfarin: Lessons Learned in Türkiye
    Oğuz Öztürk, Istanbul, Türkiye
    16:20-16:40 Antioxidant Supplementation on Cancer Risk and Concurrent Use of Antioxidants during Cancer Therapy: An Update 
    Tomris Özben, Antalya, Türkiye
    16:40-17:00 Next Generation Multiplexing Analysis, A True Aid for Researchers That Face a Constantly Changing World
    Ronald Vos, Ghent, Belgium
    17:00-17:20 The Role of General Practice in Pharmacogenomics
    Gillian Bartlett, Montréal, Canada
    17:20-17:40 Cell Death-Based Pharmacodynamic Biomarkers for the Prediction of Response to Chemotherapy
    Engin Ulukaya, Bursa, Türkiye
    17:40-18:00 State of Pharmacogenetic Testing in Türkiye
    Rıdvan Seçkin Özen, Istanbul, Türkiye
    18:00-19:00 ESPT Closed Meeting


    April 3rd 2015, Friday
    09:00-09:20 Horizon Scanning: Genomic Medicine?
    Maurizio Ferrari, Milan, Italy
    09:20-09:40 Pharmacogenetic Studies of Ultra-Rapid CYP2C6 metabolizers in Southeast of Türkiye
    Şükrü Aynacıoğlu, Gaziantep, Türkiye
    09:40-10:00 Coffee Break
    10:00-10:20 Commercialization of Pharmacogenomics / Precision Medicine
    Fareed Kureshy, San Diego, Vista, USA
    10:20-10:40 Pharmacogenomics Approach to 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU)-based Chemotherapy; A Personalized Cancer Management Experience in Dokuz Eylül University, Türkiye
    Yasemin Baskın, İzmir, Türkiye
    10:40-11:00 Drug-Drug Interactions in Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapeutics
    Sophie Visvikis-Siest, Nancy, France
    11:00-11:20 Pharmacovigilance and Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) Prediction
    Semra Şardaş, Istanbul, Türkiye
    11:20-11:40 Pharmacogenomics and Personalised Medicine of Antidiabetic drugs
    Vangelis Manolopoulos, Alexandrouplois, Greece
    11:40-12:00 Implementation of a clinical research pharmacogenomics program at an academic medical center; Lessons Learned in Italy
    Maurizio Simmaco, Roma, Italy
    12:00-12:20 Closing & Discussion


    April 2-3, Istanbul
    Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,

    I would like also to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks to each of you, speakers, Eu-PIC members, organizing committee, Scientific/Education committee, organizing secretariat and sponsors for valuable contribution and for agreeing to participate in International Symposium on ADVANCES IN PREDICTIVE & PERSONALIZED MEDICINE” at Acıbadem University in Istanbul. Your valuable contribution and enthusiastic participation made this program a reality. I really believe that your enthusiastic and encouraging participation in this program help accelerate clinical uptake and application of Predictive & Personalized Medicine into mainstream healthcare in this this post-genomics era.


    Many thanks to Acıbadem University to have welcomed this program at sumptuous campus in Istanbul. Once again, I would also like to extend my sincere thanks to Prof. Ron HN van Schaik for his very precious and very painstaking help, for his constant encouragement to the state of the art this program. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future Türkiye.

    My kindest personal regards to all of you, On behalf of the organizing committee


    Candan HIZEL, PhD; Program Co-Chair

    on van Schaik, PhD, Eu-PIC PI

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