Session Styles

European Congress on Personalised Medicine, Belfast 2017

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Personalising Your Health: A Global Imperative!

The 2017 EAPM International Congress, developed by the EAPM Steering Board and Scientific Committee, is made up of the following session types.

Education Sessions

Education Sessions offer interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary explorations of focused areas of clinical study. EAPM Scientific Committee determines the topics and format for these sessions that will best serve the educational needs of Annual Meeting attendees. Particular care is taken to ensure that these sessions address issues including oncology, haematalogy, urology, respiratory, neurology, genomics, policy; symptom management; health services research; international perspectives; and pathology, as appropriate.


Meet the Professor Sessions

Meet the Professor Sessions enable interactive discussion between attendees and recognized experts in a variety of subspecialty fields. The format is informal with an emphasis on a face-to-face exchange with the expert.


Parlallel Sessions

The Plenary Session includes 15-minute didactic presentations highlighting abstracts of scientific research deemed to have the highest merit and greatest impact on research and practice in the area of personalised medicine. Experts in the field will serve as discussants to the morning and afternoon of each day.


Oral Abstract Sessions

Oral Abstract Sessions include didactic presentations of abstracts representing important clinical and translational research findings by topic category. Presenting authors may use PowerPoint slides to accompany their oral presentation. Experts in the field (discussants) are chosen to provide comprehensive themed discussions of the findings from predetermined abstracts.

Clinical Science Symposia

Clinical Science Symposia provide a forum for science in the area of personalised, providing foundational education on a specific topic with the presentation of abstracts. Experts in the field (discussants) place studies in the appropriate context based on the strength of the evidence and critically discuss the conclusions in terms of their applicability to clinical practice.


Highlights of the Day Sessions

Highlights of the Day Sessions invite expert discussants to present key findings, put abstracts into clinical context, and provide an overview of the previous day’s oral abstract sessions.


Poster and Poster Discussion Sessions

Abstracts displayed in poster format; select posters will be chosen for Poster Discussion Sessions where expert discussants will highlight the most clinically applicable and novel posters, with abstract authors participating as panel members. These sessions will be followed by networking with discussants and authors.


Award Lecture

Presented throughout the Annual Meeting, Award Lectures recognize distinguished award recipients.

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