ARICE expert Zisis Kozlakidis joined the World Federation of Public Health Associations' symposium

Dr. Zisis Kozlakidis (IARC/WHO - BBMRI-ERIC Observer, ARICE project expert) joined the second panel of the World Federation of Public Health Associations' symposium held in Geneva, Switzerland, on the 26th of May.

The overall theme is 'Health Policy and Personalized Medicine for Cancer: Projecting the Europe-China Collaboration in the Global Arena'. The second panel focuses on implementing the project outcomes of IC2PerMed.

Zisis Kozlakidis’ speech focused on two elements for the integration of healthcare innovation into routine practice: 1. The need to identify the clinical value new digital technologies bring (for example the Born in Guangzhou cohort in Huangzhou, China, which also reports any genetic conditions to the parents) and 2. The need to frame this value better for the end users, both clinicians and patients so that adoption and diffusion are aided.

The WFPHA is an international, nongovernmental organization composed of multidisciplinary national public health associations. It is the only worldwide professional society representing and serving the broad field of public health. WFPHA’s mission is to promote and protect global public health. It does this throughout the world by supporting the establishment and organizational development of public health associations and societies of public health, through facilitating and supporting the exchange of information, knowledge and the transfer of skills and resources, and through promoting and undertaking advocacy for public policies, programs and practices that will result in a healthy and productive world. WFPHA is accredited as an NGO in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). It collaborates with the WHO to advance the field of public health through the promotion of pro-health policies, strategies and best practices around the world. The Federation also holds consultation status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).