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2016 Berlin conference

First Conference of the European Association of Systems Medicine (EASyM)

Topic: Personalised Medicine in Clincial Care

October 2016 Berlin

Keynote speakers

  • Arnd Hoeveler, PhD, Head of Unit – Advanced Health Research
    DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Paul-Peter Tak, MD, PhD, Chief Immunology Officer & Senior Vice President (SVP) R&D Pipeline
  • Dame Janet Thornton, PhD, former Director
    EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute, ELIXIR, UK
  • Leroy (Lee) Hood, MD, PhD, President and Co-Founder
    Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA, USA

Session topics

  • Industry Session: Overcoming low rates of drug treatment response
  • Clinical Implementation of Systems Medicine
  • Modelling, Computation and Handling of Data in Research
  • Doctor and Patient involvement in the era of personalized medicine
  • System Metabolomics and its Relation to Disease


  •  19 Invited speakers
  • 10 Selected oral presentations
  • 8 Network talks
  • 75 Poster presentations


accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®)
and the Deutsche Aerztekammer Berlin (German Chamber of Medical Doctors in Berlin)


The First Conference of the European Association of Systems Medicine (EASyM) was attended by 171 participants including speakers and committee members. The audience was made of clinicians, scientists, funders, regulatory authorities, patients’ representatives as well as pharma industry and SME employees.

Survey Statistics:

  • More than 75 % of participants would recommend EASyM conferences to others
  • More than 95 % of participants agreed that the conference fulfilled their reason for attending
  • More than 80 % of participants thought that the quality of presentations was very good to excellent


“Science was top, organization was excellent and I learned a lot”
Participating Spanish MD

“The wide array of talks made presented well the large scope that is systems medicine.”
Participating Slovenian Researcher

“Good content, great opportunity to meet people in the field”
Participating Dutch Professor

“Representation of many stakeholders, non-research presentations of high quality and interest, several highly interesting research posters”
Participating Head of Department in Computational Biology

“A unique place to discuss Systems Medicine in the EU”
French Chief Scientific Officer

“I loved that patients, researchers, funders and clinicians were gathered and tried to understand and reach towards each other ”
Danish Researcher

“Excellent overview about current themes and methods in health-related systems biology”
German Professor of Systems Biology

“Great community gathered at one place: Medicals, computationals, biologists, industry, patients. It’s a unique environment.”
Hungarian Researcher

“Good venue for networking & I see a bright future for this group as leading SysMed in Europe”
Israeli Researcher

“Excellent overview of all aspects of this new and exciting field”
Dutch Funder