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Report on TraIT Symposium 19 March 2013

CTMM TraIT ‘Connected in Translation’ symposium fosters thought provoking debate
 Report on TraIT Symposium 19 March 2013

It's all about the patient

The CTMM TraIT symposium ‘Connected in Translation’, which took place on 19 March 2013 at the historic ‘In de Driehoek’ conference center in Utrecht, was not the usual project progress report that you often experience. After an opening presentation given by TraIT Principal Investigator Gerrit Meijer, outlining why 21st century IT tools are essential yet currently lacking in translational medical research, the floor was given to external stakeholders in the translational research community to air their opinions.   Those external stakeholders included spokespeople from the Dutch University Medical Centers, the pharmaceutical industry and a leading medical charity. Their presentations not only covered the practical challenges involved in collecting and sharing clinical trial results, epidemiological data and biobank material, but also the socio-economic and socio-political implications of doing so. Together with the Q&A sessions that followed them, they not only highlighted significant areas of agreement, but also revealed differences of opinion and real concerns for the future.

http://www.ctmm.nl/nl/agenda/agenda-2013/gepersonaliseerde-geneeskunde-en-het-beheren-van-grote-data-hoeveelheden-in-nederland