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I International Forum on Personalised Medicine 
The First International Forum on Personalised Medicine will take place on the 2 March 2016 in Warsaw. It is the first project of this magnitude that will gather in one place and time representatives of medical science, pharmaceutical industry, manufacturers of diagnostic equipment, professional and regional associations, as well as politicians and scientists who are interested in the development of personalised medicine in Poland and across the world. The event will be attended by Marta Goląb Gadomska and Gerard Karp.

Discussed issues will include, among others:
the place of personalised medicine in the development of medical sciences
personalised medicine in clinical practice
interdisciplinarity in personalised medicine
ethical conditions and legal environment for the functioning of personalised medicine
financial and organisational challenges for the health care system using the personalised medicine solutions. 

The last item of the forum will be the declaration of the Polish Coalition of Personalised Medicine. The document will be presented by prof. Jacek Fijuth, Chairman of the Polish Society of Oncology. Wierzbowski Eversheds is a founding member of the Coalition.

During the forum the book "Personalised Medicine. Myths, facts, recommendation", edited by Adam Fronczak, will have its premiere. The authors of the chapter "Legal Environment for personalised medicine - chosen aspects" are Marta Gadomska-Gołąb and Gerard Karp.

Event is organised by the Institute for Health Protection, Employers Union of Innovative Pharmaceutical Companies - INFARMA and the Association for Good Clinical Trials Practice in Poland - GCPpl

Honorary patron of the forum is the Health Ministry.

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On 29-30 September 2016 in Miedzeszyn XXII Information and Communication Technologies Forum will be held. This year’s main theme will be: „A state in cyberspace - from isolation to cooperation". One of the lectures will be held by Dr Arwid Mednis and Gerard Karp.

The following sessions are scheduled during the forum:

  • Poland in cyberspace – expectations and barriers
  • information infrastructure – condition, challenges, key projects’ prospects
  • information systems security: services, architecture, data exchange, security
  • cybersecurity – structure, technologies, responsibility
  • Internet of things
  • economic aspects of state’s informatisation
  • synergy of telecommunications and information as a condition for digital modernisation of the state  
  • the quality of the information infrastructure and the modernisation of the state

Dr Arwid Mednis and Gerard Karp will speak during the session dedicated to the Insurance Information Systems - their lecture will focus on the legal aspects of profiling people in the insurance sector. This year, the theme of the session will be fraud in the insurance sector, including IT solutions supporting the processes of detection and analysis of this kind of abuse.

Honorary patrons of the XXI ICT Forum are the Ministry of Digitisation, the Polish National Bank, the University of Warsaw and the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications.