Precision Medicine for a Changing Population: Workshop on the Italian Context
18 September 2018
European Institute of Oncology, IFOM-IEO Campus Conference Room
Via Adamello 16, 20139 Milano
> The number of participants will be limited to 190. Due to seating limitations, we will confirm your registration on first-come-first-served basis after the registration deadline.
> Registration is free of charge and covers only attendance to the scientific sessions
Precision Medicine, New Italians and Health Disparities in Italy
The workshop aims at a multidisciplinary analysis of the latest medical developments in conjunction with the most salient current societal transformations and needs. To this end it is organized as a strategic dialogue to harness the societal opportunities and challenges in the implementation of precision medicine in light of the ongoing societal and demographic transformations of the Italian population.
In recent years, migration has rendered the Italian population increasingly multi-ethnic and diverse, yet also afflicted with forms of discrimination and geographical segregation which further exacerbate health inequalities. Precision medicine mines individual traits for personalized treatments. Placing this emerging medical practice within the context of a changing population creates multiple tensions, which this workshop aims at disentangling.
The workshop focuses on strategies to build inclusive representation of varied groups and identities into efforts to advance precision medicine in Italy. Specifically, it aims to chart how inclusive representation could improve both the scientific significance of precision medicine and the societal fairness in distributing its expected medical benefits - thus bringing to the fore the contribution that medical research can bring to societal integration and vice-versa.
The workshop is organized as a public, facilitated roundtable discussion, engaging different stakeholders in an interdisciplinary dialogue on alleviating Italian health inequalities through precision medicine.
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