Scientific working groups / Consortium/ Committees:

 

The Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC): It is an international consortium of individual volunteers and a dedicated staff who are interested in facilitating use of pharmacogenetic tests for patient care.An important resource researchers : https://cpicpgx.org/

CPIC Also maintains a resource page at:https://cpicpgx.org/resources/

NHGRI Genomic Medicine Working Group :It is an important resource for researchers to know the upcoming meetings, and action plans of various groups and programs such as the electronic medical record and genomics (eMERGE), clinical sequencing, clinical Genome resource, etc. https://www.genome.gov/27549220/genomic-medicine-working-group/

Various groups and activities of NHGRI can be found here : https://www.genome.gov/27552451/what-is-genomic-medicine/#al-4

Personalized medicine coalition : http://www.personalizedmedicinecoalition.org/

Clinical sequencing exploratory research consortium (An initiative of NHGRI) is an important resource for physicians and has several documents including guidelines on how to interpret genome reports, links to online CME courses, under their resource section : https://cser-consortium.org/

The International Consortium for Antihypertensive Pharmacogenomics Studies (ICAPS) was developed to facilitate the discovery of new genetic variants that are important for predicting response to antihypertensive drugs using genome wide association studies (GWAS) and other methods.https://icaps-htn.org/

PG4KDS: Clinical Implementation of Pharmacogenetics: https://www.stjude.org/research/clinical-trials/pg4kds-pharmaceutical-science.html

The European Society for Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Therapy (ESPT) organizes summer schools every year : http://www.esptnet.eu/  ; http://www.esptnet.eu/S9000/Summer+Schools

Asian Network for Pharmacogenomics Research (ANPR).http://www.asianpr.org/

European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences (EUFEPS): http://www.eufeps.org/

European Alliance for personalized medicine : https://www.euapm.eu/

UK Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine Network: http://www.uk-pgx-stratmed.co.uk/index.php/about-us.html

French Network of Pharmacogenetics (RNPGX): Guidelines avaialble at - http://www.em-consulte.com/revue/THERAP/72/2/table-des-matieres/ 

U-PGx (Ubiquitous Pharmacogenomics) Consortium - Focus of this consortium is implementation of PgX testing in routine : http://upgx.eu/

U-PGx consortium also manages e-learning platform at : here

International Society of Personalized Medicine (ISPM) : http://www.is-pm.org/en/

 

Educational /Database/ Tools/ Blog Resources:

 

Pharmacogenomics. Knowledge. Implementation : PharmGKB is a comprehensive resource that curates knowledge about the impact of genetic variation on drug response for clinicians and researchers : https://www.pharmgkb.org/

PharmGKB Blog : http://pharmgkb.blogspot.ch/

Clinical Genome Resource: https://www.clinicalgenome.org/

Cell miner is a web application designed to facilitate the exploration and visualization of NCI-60 data retrieved from queries to Cell Miner: https://discover.nci.nih.gov/cellminer/

Pharmacogenetics-Cell line database : http://www.pacdb.org/

SNP and CNV annotation database especially used for e-QTL analysis: http://www.scandb.org/newinterface/about.html

Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project is a database on eQTL analysis in different tissues : https://www.gtexportal.org/home/

1000genomes browser : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/variation/tools/1000genomes/

The Pharmacogenomic Clinical Annotation Tool: https://github.com/PharmGKB/PharmCAT

Drug Bank is aunique resource on drug and its target data in details. https://www.drugbank.ca/

List of important resources and tools curated and provided at OMICS tools : https://omictools.com/pharmacogenetics-category

SwissADME allows you to compute physicochemical descriptors as well as to predict ADME parameters, pharmacokinetic properties, drug like nature and medicinal chemistry friendliness of one or multiple small molecules to support drug discovery : http://www.swissadme.ch/

The Catalogue Of Somatic Mutations In Cancer : http://cancer.sanger.ac.uk/cosmic

The cancer genome atlas: https://cancergenome.nih.gov/

The Pharmacogene Variation (Pharm Var) Consortium (New home for centralized PGx nomenclature for all pharmacogene variation data . Nomenclature on CYPs and other enzymes will be centralized in this intercative database : https://www.pharmvar.org/

 

 

Biobanks:

 

Integrated Biobank of Luxembourgis an autonomous not-for-profit institute dedicated to supporting biomedical research for the benefit of patients. We provide bio specimen-related services and biobanking infrastructure for applied medical research.https://www.ibbl.lu/about-ibbl/

IARC BioBank (IBB) is one of the largest, most varied and richest International collections of samples in the world.http://ibb.iarc.fr/

Wide range of collection of cells including those LCLs used in 1000 genome project, HapMap project from various populations:https://catalog.coriell.org/

A biobank founded by Brigham and Women’s hospital and Massachusetts general hospital (This Biobank is genotyping 50,000 of the Biobank's consented patients) http://personalizedmedicine.partners.org/Biobank/Genomic-Data/Default.aspx

 

Upcoming conferences/workshops/Summer schools/Events:

 

First European Alliance for Personalized Medicine CongressPersonalizing Your Health: A Global Imperative!http://eapmbelfast2017.com/ (27-30 November 2017, Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Individualizing medicine conference at Rochester, MN , USA (Mayo Clinic) on October 9 and 10, 2017 http://individualizingmedicineconference.mayo.edu/

9th Annual Personalized & Precision medicine conference (a satellite event to American Society of Human Genetics Annual meeting) October 16-17, 2017. At Orlando, Florida USA. http://www.precision-medicine-conference.com/

Annual conference of ESPT:http://www.2017esptcongress.eu/ happening at Catania, Italy during 4-7 October 2017.

Third Zebrafish for Personalized /Precision Medicine Conference at Toronto, Canada (September 27-29, 2017). https://www.zebrafishcentre.com/conference-2017/

World Precision Medicine Congress USA 2017 at Washington DC (7-8 November 2017). http://www.terrapinn.com/conference/precision-medicine-congress-usa/index.stm

2018 Golden Helix Summer School, Syros Island, Greece: http://www.goldenhelix.org/conferences/summer-schools/upcoming-summer-schools/229-2018-golden-helix-summer-school-syros-island-greece 

2018 ESPT Summer School , Geneva , Switzerland :  Please check ESPT web page for details : http://www.esptnet.eu/

Precision medicine World Conferences in Jan, June, September 2018 : http://www.pmwcintl.com/ 

20th International Conference on Personalized Medicine and Biomedical Engineering: January 2018: https://www.waset.org/conference/2018/01/amsterdam/ICPMBE 

UK Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine Network Annual OPen Meeting on 21 March 2018: http://www.uk-pgx-stratmed.co.uk/index.php/component/jevents/eventdetail/300/12/uk-pharmacogenetics-stratified-medicine-network-open-meeting-2018-ukpgx2018.html