21. - 23. Juni 2018

Herrenhausen Symposium “Individualized Infection Medicine – The future is now”


How may individualisation find its way into care of patients with infectious diseases? This is the hot topic to be discussed during the international Herrenhausen Symposium on June 21-23, 2018, in Hannover.

    Infections remain one of the major causes of death worldwide and we face increasing antibiotic resistance, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and their global spread due to the globalization and global mobility. Also, development and application of therapies with maximum efficacy and minimum toxicity remain a fundamental challenge. Thus, new and innovative approaches to optimize clinical care for patients suffering from or being threatened by infectious diseases will be of increasing importance. Tailored therapeutic strategies based on detailed molecular stratification of disease sub-entities have been pioneered in oncology, where characterization of key mutations and molecular pathways already guide diagnostics and therapeutic intervention. Such concepts of individualized medicine and custom-made therapies for each patient also hold untapped potential with a view to the diagnostic workup and treatment of infections. Realizing this potential will require evolving, combining and applying leading know-how and cutting-edge technologies to establish the highest quality of individualized medicine possible. 

    The Herrenhausen symposium “Individualized infection medicine – the future is now” aims at fostering international and interdisciplinary collaboration by bringing together outstanding experts from different fields to address major scientific questions, tackle ethical, social and economical considerations and discuss the requirements for regulation processes in individualized medicine. The exchange of ideas and resulting discussions will help to guide the path forward for individualized medicine as a whole and individualized infection medicine in particular.

    Registration is essential, please visit the symposium website for detailed information.


    21. - 23. Juni 2018


    Hannover, Herrenhausen Palace




    The Herrenhausen Symposium “Individualized Infection Medicine – The future is now” is jointly organized by the Volkswagen Foundation, the Medical School Hannover, the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research and the Centre for Individualised Infection Medicine.

    Conference Office 

    Dr. Jennifer Debarry
    Centre for Individualised Infection Medicine
    c/o CRC Hannover | Feodor-Lynen-Str. 15 | 30625 Hannover


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