The Golden Helix Pharmacogenomics Days

The Golden Helix Institute also organizes the Pharmacogenomics days, a free educational event that is organized in major cities with large academic hospitals. The aim of this event is:

  1. to provide timely updates on the field of pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine to the local biomedical scientists and healthcare providers,
  2. to inform them on the application of pharmacogenomics in fields such as psychiatric disorders, oncology, and
  3. to bring together faculty members from universities and research institutes from the local scientific arena working in the field of pharmacogenomics in order to initiate collaborative projects in this field to the benefit of society.

UPCOMING CONFERENCE: 2nd UPGx Personalized Medicine Day, Vienna, Austria



2nd UPGx Personalized Medicine Day 

12 May 2017, Vienna, Austria

Lecture Hall, Medical University of Vienna



The 2nd UPGx Personalized Medicine Day will be organized in Vienna, Austria The meeting will be co-organized from the Golden Helix Foundation and the University of Vienna, both partners of the Ubiquitous Pharmacogenomics (UPGx) project, funded by the European Commission (H2020-668353).

The theme of this meeting is "Making personalized medicine available to every citizen".

This international event is open for clinical pharmacologists, hospital pharmacists, general pharmacists, specialists, general practitioners, medical students, laboratory technicians, regulators, healthcare insurers and others interested in pharmacogenomics.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee


Co-organized by:                                                                                                                                    



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Organizing Committee

Matthias Samwald, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Gere Sunder-Plassman, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Federico Innocenti, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA


Invited speakers and moderators


Keynote lecture

Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg, Stockholm, SE


Plenary lectures

Vita Dolzan, Ljubljana, SI

Bob Freimuth, Rochester, MN, USA

Federico Innocenti, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Rainer Oberbauer, Vienna, AT

George P. Patrinos, Patras, GR

Sabine Obrecht-Pock, AT

Matthias Samwald, Vienna, AT

Jesse Swen, Leiden, NL


Scientific Program






Scientific Program

8:30 – 9:30      Registration


9:30 – 9:45      Welcome address

Matthias Samwald; Assistant Professor; Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

9:45 – 10:15    Making pharmacogenomics available to every patient everywhere: The Ubiquitous Pharmacogenomics Project

Jesse Swen; Associate Professor; Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands


10:15 – 10:45 Personalized medicine at the Mayo Clinic

Bob Freimuth; Assistant Professor; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA


10:45 – 11:30 Keynote lecture:Integrating rare genetic variants into pharmacogenomics advice

Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg; Professor; Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden


11:30 – 12:00 Public Health Pharmacogenomics: Expediting clinical implementation of pharmacogenomics

George P. Patrinos; Associate Professor; University of Patras, Department of Pharmacy, Patras, Greece


12:00 – 13:00  Lunch Break


13:00 – 13:20 My journey as a pharmacist-gone-patient

Mag. Sabine Obrecht-Pock; Pharmacist; Vienna, Austria


13:20 – 14:30 Round table discussion “Introducing personalized medicine into clinical practice: hopes and realities”

Participants: Vita Dolzan, Federico Innocenti, George P. Patrinos, Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg, Jesse Swen

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee/Tea break


15:00 – 15:30 A lot of discovery and little application of genetic markers of drug response in oncology

Federico Innocenti; Associate Professor; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

15:30 – 16:00 Determining alloimmune response using a personalized medicine approach

Rainer Oberbauer; Professor; Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

16:00 – 16:10 Closing remarks

Matthias Samwald, Medical University of Vienna, Austria










Registration to attend this conference is free of charge.

Please click here to register for the event.


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