In order to increase public awareness and promote activities of SERBORDISinn, Sonja Pavlovic participated in the Symposium “Rare Diseases in Serbia – Day-by-day, hand in hand” organized to mark Rare Disease Day 2015. This event was organized by Clinical Centre of Serbia and National Organization for Rare Diseases of Serbia. The event was held at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade. Dr Sonja Pavlovic, CP of SERBORDISinn gave a lecture: “Diagnostic Breakthrough for Rare Diseases in Serbia: Next-generation sequencing”.
SERBORDISinn & 2014 Golden Helix Symposium “Genomics of Rare Diseases” was one of the main dissemination and promotion activities of the FP7 REGPOT SERBORDISinn. In order to attract more participants from abroad, IMGGE organized the Symposium in collaboration with Golden Helix Foundation. The Symposium was under the auspices of Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development Republic of Serbia, Genomic Medicine Alliance and RD-Connect, while Orphanet and Public Health Genomics were communication sponsors. The Symposium was accredited by the Serbian Health Council (No. A-1-1990/14) for continuous medical education with the aim to attract more medical doctors and biochemist. IMGGE provided a free booth for the National organization for rare diseases of Serbia (NORBS) thus enabling patients to actively participate in the Symposium.
Symposium was organized into four sessions that addressed following topics: Public Health of Rare Diseases, Genomics of Rare Diseases, Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy and Rare Diseases in Balkan Countries. Over 39 international, Balkan and Serbian researchers with an expertise in the field of rare diseases were invited to give lectures, and 128 participants (molecular biologists, biochemist, medical doctors and representatives of the relevant governmental departments) from Serbia and Balkan region participated in the event.
Media coverage: The event was announced and commented in Serbian broadcasting and printed media thus increasing mentions of IMGGE in public media.
Final agenda of GENOMICS OF RARE DISEASES
Serbordisinn and Golden Helix Symposium.
GENOMICS OF RARE DISEASES
SERBORDISINN & GOLDEN HELIX SYMPOSIUM
31. October – 1. November 2014.
Meeting venue: Hotel Tulip Inn Putnik, Belgrade, Serbia www.tulipinnputnikbelgrade.com
Participants of Genomics of Rare Diseases SERBORDISinn and GoldenHelix Symposium could benefit from reduced room price in the Tulip Inn Putnik Hotel. For beneficial price please contact hotel directly. Contact person is Milica Tošić: firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation is free of charge.
The Symposium is accredited by the Health Council of Serbia (A-1-1990/14) to provide continuing medical education for physicians and biochemists (for lecturers 11 CME credits, for participants 5 CME credits).
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Abstract submission is optional. However, all submitted abstracts will be at display during Symposium and the Award will be given to the Best Abstract.
The corresponding author of the Best Abstract will be notified by October 20th in order to prepare 10 minutes oral presentation that will be held on October 31st at 16:30 hours.
Preparing an abstract for submission:
Abstract title (up to 50 word), Authors, Authors’ Affiliations, Text (up to 350 words) and the corresponding author’s e-mail.
Presentation format (only posters):
Poster should not be bigger than 70 cm width and 90 cm high. You are expected to bring your poster to the registration desk on Friday, October 31st between 08:00-08:30. Posters will be available for viewing during coffee breaks and lunches on October 31st and November 1st. Posters will be removed on November 1st during lunch time (15:00 at the latest).
Povodom obeležavanja Evropske Noći Istraživača u organizaciji SERBORDISinn projekta, pozivamo vas da posetite Institut za molekularnu genetiku i genetičko inženjerstvo Univerziteta u Beogradu (IMGGI) i saznate nešto više o genima i retkim bolestima. Imaćete priliku da sami izolujete svoju DNK kroz eksperiment koji je osmišljen tako da koristite namirnice koje su u svakodnevnoj upotrebi (tečni sapun, kuhinjska so, sok od ananasa itd).
Svaki čovek nosi jedinstven i neponovljiv DNK zapis u svojim genima. Zahvaljujući napretku nauke i istraživanjima širom sveta i kod nas, u današnje vreme raspolažemo metodama kojima možemo da pročitamo DNK zapis svakog čoveka. Primena ovih metoda je posebno važna u slučaju retkih bolesti jer omogućava postavljanje dijagnoze.
Očekujemo vas u PETAK, 26. SEPTEMBRA 2014. od 12 do 15 časova na adresi Vojvode Stepe 444a, 11010 Beograd.
October 30th – November 1st, 2014, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
The Symposium Faculty consists of international renowned speakers from Europe, the US and Asia.
The meeting will highlight the implementation of genomics to elucidate the molecular etiology of rare diseases in Serbia and the surrounding countries, as part of the EC-funded SERBORDISinn project.
Lastly, the meeting will feature the 2014 Genomic Medicine Alliance – pUblic Health Genomics award, presented for the best abstract submitted for this meeting.
Registration will open in July 2014.
For more information, registration and abstract submission, please click here to visit Golden Helix web site.
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Sophisticated research equipment, the Next-generation sequencing System (MiSeq, Illumina) has come to IMGGE. It will enable implementation of cutting-edge methodology for the study of molecular markers of rare diseases in the IMGGE.
The first run on MiSeq Illumina has been successfully completed in IMGGE. Samples of childhood and adult acute myeloid and acute lymphoid leukemia, as well as lymphoma samples have been analyzed using TruSeq Amplicon – Cancer Panel (TSACP).
To be continued…
SERBORDISinn project activities are promoted in the article entitled “Science in Service of Rare Diseases in Serbia”, published in the EU Parliament Magazine, Issue 385/3 March 2014 . Download PDF document.
SERBORDISinn has organized the Round Table entitled “Balkan Network for Rare Diseases: FP7 SERBORDISinn Project Goals”, as a Satellite Meeting on 2nd Alpe Adria meeting and 10th Balkan congress on human genetics, Bled 2013, on Saturday, October 12th 2013.
The event consisted of a talk entitled: ¨Molecular therapies of rare metabolic diseases¨ (Belen Perez, Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) and presentations of Sonja Pavlovic, Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia, Coordinator of the Project SERBORDISinn and Ales Maver, Institute of Medical Genetics, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia. The presentations promoted the establishment of the Balkan Network for Rare Diseases.
Moderators were: Pavlovic S, Patrinos G, Peterlin B, Stojiljkovic Petrovic M
Researchers’ Night in Belgrade was held in the very center of Belgrade, in Knez Mihailova Street, a pedestrian zone visited by thousands of people every day, in the Café “Snezana”, September, 27th 2013. It was organized by the Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering and the team of SERBORDISinn Project. The goal of the event was to attract as large as possible number of participants to the event, to enable direct contact between participants and researchers and to offer participants education on research in the field of rare diseases.
It was organized as the “Speed date” with researchers – quick conversation with scientists in a club atmosphere. Researchers were available for short talks and discussion on the topics related to rare diseases.