Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is a great pleasure and honour to invite you to the 4th ESPT Summer School that will be held for the first time in Geneva, Switzerland, from September 24th to September 27th 2018. Following the success of the previous 3 ESPT Summer Schools in Belgrade (2016), Ljubljiana (2012) and Rome (2014), the Education and Courses Division of ESPT has designed a comprehensive educational program in the multidisciplinary field of pharmacogenomics and personalized therapy together with the Swiss Personalised Health Network (SPHN).

This program includes both the fundamentals of pharmacogenomics as well as the latest knowledge on established and novel concepts in the field of precision medecine, as well its advanced clinical applications in personalised health. The title this year for the summer school will be: Precision Medicine and Personalised Health

Participants in the school will include:

-physicians, pharmacists, and other clinical and biomedical scientists at all stages of their career that want to learn about this evolving clinical and research field,
-graduate and postgraduate students interested in pharmacogenomics and related fields,
-regulators, government employees, insurance scientists, bioinformaticiens, bioethicists and other professionals

The summer school will consist of lectures, held by distinguished international faculty that will cover key topics in novel concepts and clinical applications in precision medicine. Participants will have a unique opportunity to discuss their work with invited professors during the “Meet the professor session”. Sessions will be interactive and workshops with the participants will be organised.

It is arranged as an intensive teaching and learning event that will raise the education levels in pharmacogenomics and personalized therapy several steps higher. Innovative and original programming will enable to present, share, debate and conclude on the opportunity to translate genetic laboratory test results into actionable prescribing decisions, emphasising the importance of teamwork in the use of personalized medicine for improving patient care in the clinical setting.

We hope that the 4th ESPT Summer School will meet your expectations, provide you some unforgettable personal and professional memories, and trust that you will enjoy your visit to the very beautiful and cosmopolitan city of Geneva.

We look forward to welcoming you in Geneva.

Sincerely yours,

Prof. Marc Ansari
ESPT board member / Chair Summerschool
Head of Onco-Hematology Pediatric, Geneva University Hospital

Prof. Peter Meier-Abt / Co-Chair Summerschool
Chair of the SPHN National Steering Board

Prof. Ron van Schaik / ESPT President
Head IFCC Expert-center Pharmacogenetics, Erasmus MC Rotterdam