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 for researchers:

CPIC also maintains a resource page at:

  • 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.

Various groups and activities of NHGRI can be found here :

  • Personalized medicine coalition :
  • The 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, in their resource section:
  • The International Consortium for Antihypertensive Pharmacogenomics Studies :

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.

Educational /Database/ Tools/ Blog Resources:


  1. Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg is an autonomous non-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.
  2. IARC BioBank (IBB) is one of the largest, most varied, and richest International collections of samples in the world.
  3. Wide range of collection of cells including those LCLs used in 1000 genome project, HapMap project from various populations:
  4. A biobank founded by Brigham and Women’s hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital (This biobank genotypes 50,000 consented patients of the Biobank)

Upcoming conferences/workshops/Summer schools/Events:

  1. First European Alliance for Personalized Medicine Congress Personalizing Your Health: A Global Imperative! (27-30 November 2017, Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  2. Individualizing medicine conference at Rochester, MN , USA (Mayo Clinic) on October 9 and 10, 2017
  3. 9th Annual Personalized & Precision Medicine Conference (a satellite event to the American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting) October 16-17, 2017. At Orlando, Florida USA.
  4. Annual conference of ESPT: taking place in Catania, Italy, during 4-7 October 2017.
  5. Third Zebrafish for Personalized /Precision Medicine Conference at Toronto, Canada (27-29 September 2017).
  6. World Precision Medicine Congress USA 2017 at Washington DC (7-8 November 2017).