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The 1st UPGx Personalized Medicine Day, the first of a series of dissemination events for healthcare professionals and biomedical scientists that will be organized by the Golden Helix Foundation, in its function as the lead dissemination partner of the UPGx project, has been successfully held on Thursday December 1st, 2016 in Granada, Spain. The theme of the event, that was hosted at the newly built Salón de actos of the Hospital Campus de la Salud, was “Pharmacogenomics for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases”.

Several partners of the UPGx project gave lectures, such as Prof. Sir Munir Pirmohamed (Liverpool, UK), who gave the keynote lecture, Dr. Vera Deneer (The Hague, NL), Dr. Cristina Lucía Dávila Fajardo (Granada, ES), Prof. Henk-Jan Guchelaar (Leiden, NL), Dr. Theodora Katsila and Prof. George P. Patrinos (Patras, GR), Prof. Jesse Swen (Leiden, NL) and Dr. Richard Turner (Liverpool, UK). The conference started with the welcome addresses from the Medical Director of the hospital, the members of the Organizing Committee and the UPGx project coordinator, Prof. Henk-Jan Guchelaar.

We thank all the delegates for their participation to the 1st UPGx Personalized Medicine Day and we look forward to welcoming all at the 2nd UPGx Personalized Medicine Day to be held on May 2017 in Vienna, Austria.