NRI-Conference 2017

Nordic Model for Personalized Medicine

Friday, 19. May 2017 at Oslo Cancer Cluster, Oslo, Norway

NRI-Networks is pleased to announce that the NRI-Conference 2017: Nordic Model for Personalized Medicine will be held on Friday, 19. May 2017 at Oslo Cancer Cluster Innovation Park, Oslo, Norway.


New collaboration

This year the NRI-Conference will be a collaboration between:

  • Oslo University Hospital
  • University Hospital of North Norway
  • The Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board
  • Oslo Cancer Cluster
  • The Norwegian Cancer Genomics Consortium
  • NRI-Networks

NordForsk, Nordic Trial Alliance and UiO: Life Sciences support the conference.


Program highlights

Our speakers armed with expertise will provide their perspectives to important topics related to personalized medicine, cross border patients, user involvement, privacy of genetic data and data sharing. 

The conference will be officially opened by Anne Grethe Erlandsen, State Secretary to the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services and her Finish college Jari Partanen, State Secretary to the Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services in Finland.

One of our key note speakers this year is Kári Stefánsson, the CEO of deCODE. Dr. Stefánsson is recognized as a leading figure in human genetics and will give a talk on Genetics in the era of Personalized Medicine.

We are also proud to announce that professor Jane Kaye, the Director of the Centre for Law, Health and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX) at University of Oxford will be sharing her thoughts on dynamic consent - a new approach to consent that engages individuals in the use of their personal information.

Speakers also include:

  • Sir John Burn, Clinical Geneticist from Newcastle UK
  • Morten Mau-Sørensen, Head of Phase I unit, Department of Oncology, Rigshospitalet Denmark
  • Louise Locock from University of Oxford UK
  • Noomi O. Gregersen, Project Manager at FarGen
  • Mark Caulfield, Chief Scientist and Board member, Genomics England
  • Charlotte Videbæk, Innovation Fund Denmark

For more information about the speakers see the full overview here.


Conference structure

It will be a one day conference where the first part of the conference will consist of main sessions followed by parallel sessions and specialized workshops after lunch.

Due to the collaboration and supporters the NRI-Conference will be free of charge.

We are also aiming to put in place a streeming option for those wishing to follow the main sessions online. 


More information

Full program, a list of speakers and practical information about the NRI-Conference 2017 could be found on the menu on the left hand side. 

NRI-Conference 2017: Nordic Model for Personalized Medicine


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