All together 23 projects that bring together cross-cutting activities of research were presented and discussed during the meeting all of which aiming at a common objective: i) widening their activities to an international level and ii) to innovate the paradigm of medicine extending it from the laboratory to the bedside of the patient, thus contributing to a more personalized and effective medicine. The agenda of the meeting can be found here.
“In this first annual meeting it already becomes clear that the participant teams are not doing “more of the same”, as so often happens in new programs. The 23 projects that are going to be discussed during this Annual Meeting have all required bridges to be established amongst at least two teams of the three different competence groups - basic biological understanding of disease, developmental/technological and clinical. These 23 projects were started during this first year, after a clear “bottom up” effort by iNOVA4Health researchers, with strong support from the iNOVA4Health Management Board” says Manuel Carrondo, coordinator of IN4H.