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SEMINARS IN TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE

INTRODUCTION

Medicine and healthcare are entering a new era, the era of “precision medicine”. Therefore, time is now to capitalize on the recent development of large-scale biologic databases (such as the human genome sequence), powerful “omics” methods for patient characterization, electronic health records and mobile health technologies, as well as efficient computational tools for analysing large sets of data”. Indeed, the different stakeholders agree that the current models of innovation in healthcare are not efficient and that there is a need for disruptive and radical changes.

Precision medicine goes beyond scientific and technological advances; it also requires effective translation of innovations into the standard of care. As stated by Kurpinski et al. “to cross the gap from lab bench to patient bedside, innovators must deal with issues related to product development, technology management, market positioning, cost/reimbursement, and regulation”. Furthermore, it is essential to organize the convergence between medicine, other life sciences, physical sciences and engineering.

In this translational context, this certificate is designed to develop the interdisciplinary skills required to enter existing and future career paths in private or public companies or institutions contributing to translational and precision medicine: established industries (pharma, IT, medical devices, diagnostics), start-up companies, hospitals, academic research institutions, regulatory agencies, governmental institutions and policy makers, contract research organizations (CROs), non- governmental organizations (NGOs), patient organizations, etc…

Seminars in translational medicine during the academic year 2015-2016

Students engaged in the “filière approndie” will have the option to enroll in a series of seminars in translational medicine (10 ECTS). These seminars will be organized during 4 consecutive weeks under the responsibility of professors of the faculty of medicine.

They will provide the basics of translational medicine through  short “ex-cathedra” introductions followed by case studies and interactive discussions with the participation of invited speakers from academia, industry and non-profit organizations (e.g. regulatory agencies, public health institutions, NGOs).

The seminars will be given during 20 consecutive days (1 day= 0.5 ECTS) from 4 to 29 January 2016.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

4 modules – 4 weeks

WEEK 1: Translational medicine in perspective

– Overview of current medical practices

– The future of medical practice: precision medicine

– The basics of healthcare economics

– Overview of healthcare systems

– Overview of pharmacotherapy

– Overview of drug development

– Prediction of efficacy and safety of medicines, vaccines and medical devices

– Overview of regulatory approval processes

WEEK 2: The basics of preclinical research

– Animal models of diseases

– In vitro models of diseases

– Identification of drug targets

– Validation of drug targets

– Establishment of drug libraries and high throughput screening

– “From hits to leads”

– Project management in healthcare R&D

– Knowledge management in healthcare R&D

– Quality control in healthcare R&D

WEEK 3: The basics of clinical research

– Commercial versus non-commercial trials

– Ethical, societal and regulatory aspects of clinical investigations

– Clinical data and clinical end-points

– Biomarkers: “omics” and imaging

– First-in-human, Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 trials

– Post-marketing surveillance and pharmacovigilance

– Clinical trials in practice: EORTC as model for cancer research

– Interpretation and communication of results of clinical research

– Electronical health records and mobile health technologies

– The role of patients in drug development

WEEK 1: Introduction to Entrepreneuship in Healthcare

Cases studies and testimonies

Practical Information

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  • Language: All courses and trainings will be given in English, taking advantage of e-learning technologies and based on case studies
  • Next start date & duration: The seminars will be given during 20 consecutive days (1 day= 0.5 ECTS) from 4 to 29 January 2016.
  • Cost
  • Audience: Faculty will include academic scientists from different faculties as well as invited professionals
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