IntroductionA symposium on Personalization in Healthcare and Medicine took place at Cesagen, Lancaster University, 31 May – 1 June.
This two-day event involved 19 participants from Great Britain, Netherlands, France and Norway. The meeting provided an opportunity for researchers to report on their ongoing research in two key areas: developments in diagnostics and their uptake in clinical environments; and the adoption of do-it-yourself (DIY) applications in health and self care outside of clinical settings.
It also featured a series of talks that addressed how, from social scientific and historical perspectives, current practices and possible futures of personalized medicine can be conceptualized and located in wider trends and debates.
The second day of the meeting concluded with a discussion of existing and upcoming funding opportunities and of ideas for future networking and collaboration. At the end of the meeting it was agreed that an informal network would be established so that researchers with an interest in personalized medicine can share resources and work together in the future.
Further details about this network and how to join it will be posted to the Cesagen website in the very near future.