ESF Research Conferences

ESF-UB Conference in Biomedicine

Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics: Practical Applications in Routine Medical Practice

6-11 June 2010

Hotel Eden Roc, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain

Chaired by: Laurent Becquemont, University Paris Sud, Paris, FR
Co-Chair: Ann Daly, University of Newcastle, UK

ESF Rapporteur: Carsten Carlberg, University of Luxembourg, LU 


Pharmacogenetics started in the fifties with the discovery of primaquine-related haemolysis among glucose-6-phosphate deshydrogenase deficient patients. At the end of the century, it progressively evolved into Pharmacogenomics, investigating simultaneously multiple gene targets till covering the whole genome in relation with altered drug response. Pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics aim to identify common genetic variants and gene expression profiles in order to predict the risk of adverse drug reactions, non response to a specific drug or to identify the best dose adapted to each patient. During the last years, regulatory agencies introduced pharmacogenomics labels for several drugs, but a priori genetic testing remains advised or recommended, but seldom compulsory.

The ESF-UB Conference on Pharmacogenomics will concentrate this year on potentially clinically relevant polymorphisms or expression profiles which are progressively introduced in medical practice in university hospitals. Based on high level scientific communications, daily discussions will be aimed to determine which are the most relevant genetic variations to screen, in order to improve patient’s drug response. These open discussions will involve junior and senior researchers as well as MDs who start to use and validate such genetic tests, EMEA and pharmaceutical industry members, providing an interactive forum for all the participants to learn about the latest clinical applications in  pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics.


Registration Form

For accepted participants and invited speakers only

All participants - including speakers, chairs & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in a Registration Form.

Closing date for Early Bird Registration & fee payment: 28 April 2010

FINAL closing date for ALL registration & fee payment: 12 May 2010

Abstracts, Posters & Short Oral Contributions

There will be no short talks other than those listed on the final programme.

Recommended poster size is A0 (Vertical). Use letters and drawings that can be read from approximately 100 cm distance. Posters can be affixed with cellotape and Blu-Tack.


List of Accepted Posters: PDF (223 KB) Last updated 06-May-2010

Group Transportation & Practical Information Guide

Detailed information on all practical aspects of the conference (access to site, registration & fee payments, accommodation, travel reimbursements...) is available from the Practical Information Guide . Please read it fully and carefully.


Three buses will be arranged on arrival and departure day between Barcelona airport and Hotel Eden Roc. The journey takes approximately 2 hours.  

Bus departure times on Sunday, 06 June
16.30 and 17.30 and 18.30

Bus departure times on Friday, 11 June
8.00 and 9.00


Please note that SINGLE accommodation can only be guaranteed to invited speakers. All other participants will have to share a TWIN room. In case single rooms would become available at the time of the conference, rooms will be attributed on a “first come, first served” basis. Only the TWIN conference fee should be paid to the ESF when registering. The supplement for single should be paid to the venue directly. Should you wish to be put on waiting list for single accommodation, please contact Ms. Jean Kelly.

Fees & Grants

Conference fees cover an all inclusive package which includes all basic expenses that occur during the event. For more details, click here.

To Pay
Conference fee will be covered by ESF and its partners0 €
AssistedConference Fee will be partially covered by ESF and its partners380 €
Early Bird
Registration and payment NO LATER THAN 28 April 2010730 €
Registration and payment from 29 April 2010 to 12 May 2010800 €
Conference participation without accommodation550 €

Practical Information

Hotel Eden Roc, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain
The conference will take place in Sant Feliu de Guixols, on the Spanish Costa Brava, 120 km north of Barcelona and 30 km south of Girona. Group transportation will be arranged from/to Barcelona airport, on arrival and departure days. For further information, click here.

ESF Contact

If you have any questions please consult our FAQ page or contact:
Ms. Jean Kelly Email
Conference Officer
Phone +32 (0)2 533 2025
Fax +32 (0)2 538 8486
Please quote 10-337 in any correspondence.