A journal of predictive, preventive and personalized medicine


  • Olga Golubnitschaja, University of Bonn

Managing Editor

  • Kristina Yeghiazaryan, University of Bonn

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The EPMA Journal is the official publication of the European Association for Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine.


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The Mission of The EPMA Journal

The paradigm change from late and delayed interventional to predictive, preventive and personalized medicine (PPPM) is a leading global challenge in the 21st century. Of paramount importance is the communication among professionals - medical doctors, biotechnologists, computer scientists, healthcare providers, policy-makers, educators, and so on. The overall concept in the field is coordinated by the European Association for Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine (EPMA), which is active in more than 40 countries in Europe and worldwide. A letter of support from the Organization of United Nations (UNO) placed emphasis on advances in medical research, training and care as the "key to realizing the Millennium Development Goals and to advancing public health". Furthermore, the UNO values EPMA efforts in contributing to developments in the medical field towards common goals of improving the healthcare and does not doubt that EPMA serves as a strong platform for medical innovation in support of the shared objectives. The Vice-Secretary General of UNO welcomes "in particular, the focus on collaboration with international organizations, which can serve to link the work of the EPMA with the efforts of the international community for global public health". Therefore, the mission of The EPMA Journal is to inform the readers about progress in innovative medical sciences.

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Aims & scope

The EPMA Journal is a journal of predictive, preventive and personalized medicine (PPPM). The paradigm change from delayed interventions to PPPM is an important philosophy in healthcare where the patient is the focus. The journal provides expert viewpoints and research on medical innovations and advanced healthcare using predictive diagnostics, targeted preventive measures and personalized patient treatments.

Research and review articles are invited on any medical specialty provided the manuscript covers one of the following key perspectives:

  • Predictive medicine (diagnostics),
  • Preventive medicine (targeted preventive measures),
  • Personalized medicine (treatment targeted to the individual needs of the patient).

The EPMA Journal is the official journal of the European Association for Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine (EPMA) and provides a reliable scientific platform for the optimal combination of conventional and traditional medicine with advances of innovative medicines and biotechnologies.

EPMA World Congress 2015

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EPMA is pleased to announce that the EPMA World Congress 2015 will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 3rd to 5th September 2015. The Congress will bring together professionals actively working in the fields of predictive, preventive and personalized medicine (PPPM).

Presented topics will include PPPM-related innovation, as well as bilateral and international initiatives. Long-term partnerships and multi-disciplinary projects for "Horizon 2020" will also be presented. For more details, please visit the EPMA website.

Featured interview

An interview with Editor-in-Chief, Olga Golubnitschaja, in which she discusses the integrative approach to medicine at the Semmelweis Symposium.

Editor's quote

Olga Golubnitschaja

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"Optimistic versus pessimistic prognosis in future developments of the healthcare sector depends much on diagnostic, preventive and treatment approaches which healthcare will preferably adopt in the near future. Without innovation in healthcare, chronic disorders can cause such a dramatic level of burden that any performance of personalized medicine will not be feasible from an economic point of view. In contrast, effective utilization of advanced early/predictive diagnostics and targeted prevention could enable rapidly aging populations in Europe to be economically effective for the society. Therefore, it is timely to consider the integrative medical approaches to advance healthcare utilizing the innovation by functional links within PPPM, such as predictive diagnostics as the basis for concomitant targeted prevention, patient profiling - for individualized treatment algorithms and medical approaches tailored to the patient. In this context, The EPMA Journal promotes this 'three-dimensional' vision in medical approaches, namely predictive, preventive and personalized medicine".
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ISSN: 1878-5085