EU_PANCREAS TRAINING SCHOOL: PATHOLOGY OF THE EXOCRINE PANCREAS – OF MICE AND MEN
This 3-day “meet the expert” course was held in the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Madrid, during December 4-6, 2014.
This 3-day workshop was aimed at pathologists, physicians and researchers with special interest in the field of pancreas research.
Experts in the field provided detailed knowledge about pathology and genetics of the main inflammatory and neoplastic diseases of the pancreas, as well as on current animal models for pancreatic diseases.
Specific topics were: normal anatomy and histology of the human and murine pancreas; acute and chronic pancreatitis; mouse models for pancreatitis; pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma – pathology & genetics; cystic and intraductal tumors of the pancreas- pathology & genetics;
specimen handling and reporting; neuroendocrine neoplasms; mouse models for pancreatic exocrine & endocrine tumors; diagnostic pitfalls.
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TRAINING SCHOOL on ”Genomics and Genthics” ORGANIZED JOINTLY WITH CHIP-ME COST ACTION (IS1303), the European Society for Pharmacogenomics and Theranostics, and Golden Helix Genomic Medicine Alliance.
This training school was held in Aegina, Greece, during September 10-15, 2015.
Cutting-edge lectures and interactive sessions in the following areas were presented: 1) Translating genomic research to genomic medicine; 2) Direct to consumer genetic testing: scientific, legal and ethical concerns; 3) Incidental findings and informed consent; 4) Genomics in developing countries Genomics, markets and justice/inequality; 5) Economics of genomic medicine and health technology assessment; 6) Intellectual property in genomics; and 7) Policymaking, public engagement and genetic literacy. EUPancreas organized a focussed pancreas cancer session on September 15 entitled: “Public-Private challenges in pancreas research, policy, and practice”.
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The training school covered a wide range of topics related to genomic medicine (also known as personalized medicine), pharmacogenomics and epigenomics and translation of basic research into clinical practice and public health. Important topics of interest were identification of predictive and prognostic biomarkers and novel molecular targets for tailored therapeutic interventions for diseases linked to oxidative stress and age-related diseases and disabilities. Rare diseases and rare cancers, especially epidemiology, pathogenesis/pathology, and treatment modalities for pancreas cancer.
In addition, a Satellite workshop “In vitro and in vivo models for development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches” was held.
This training school was held in Antwerp, Belgium, during April 27-29, 2016.
In the Action, WG2 deals with “multi-source data integration”. When developing methodologies for omics integration, improved power and insights can be obtained by acknowledging the complex relational structures between omics data types but also within each omics dataset. As INTERACTIONS refer to a particular type of data structure it is essential to understand what they mean in different contexts (e.g., biological and statistical) and to be aware of the methods that can best detect them. The school covered the different scenarios of data analysis where interaction needs to be assessed. An introduction on what interactions are and are not in addition to deal with gene*gene and gene*environment interactions will be given.
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