On 18 and 19 April 2012, the ITFoM Platform leaders and additional delegates of ITFoM participated in a plenary session by the European Parliament.
The Genome-based Research and Population Health International Network (GRaPH-Int), the European Science Foundation “Forward Look on Personalised Medicine for the European citizen” (ESF) and the Public Heath Genomics European Network (PHGEN) will hold three upcoming back-to-back conferences in association with the European Flagship Pilot for Future Emerging Technologies “IT Future of Medicine” (ITFoM) on 17-20 April 2012 at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Rome.
07 April 2012: "Jeder Patient soll als virtuelle Kopie erfasst werden" - Broadcast in the Swiss radio DRS
Following a presentation of the project in Bern, Switzerland, the Swiss radio DRS have broadcasted an introduction of ITFoM with interviews with Prof. Hans Lehrach (Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics) and Prof. Denis Hochstrasser (Geneva University).
As a follow-up to the recent essay competition from the German Federal Ministry of Eduaction and Research, "Health 2050", where Dr. Alexander Kühn from Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics won the 1st price, the German "Souverän"-magazine has published an article about the Virtual Patient vision within ITFoM.
03 April 2012: "La médecine à l’ère du patient virtuel" - ITFoM in the Swiss online news 'LeTemps.ch'
Following the "Big Six - Spotlight on the EU-Flaghsip-Initiative - Medicine in the 21st century: IT as a magic bullet?"-event in Bern, Switzerland, LeTemps.ch published an article about the ITFoM-project and the outcomes of the presentations.
26 March 2012: Systems Genomics - the Future of Medicine: Presentation by Prof. Lehrach at the University of Calgary
On 26th March 2012, Prof. Lehrach will give a lecture on "Systems Genomics - the Future of Medicine" at the University of Calgary.
16 March 2012: The Big Six – Spotlight on the EU-Flagship-Initiative - Medicine in the 21st century: IT as a «magic bullet»?
On 16th March 2012, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences are organising a conference, aiming to inform the Swiss scientific community about ITFoM.
The ITFoM project is introduced in the February issue of the Romanian Hipocrate Magazine, including interviews with Prof. Hans Lehrach and Prof. Hans Westerhoff.