It is my honour and pleasure to invite you to the first European Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Conference, which be organised by the Czech Society of Clinical Pharmacology in cooperation with International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology.
It will be held at the Diplomat Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic on August 28-30, 2014. This meeting will fill the void between the world conferences and will have a shorter programme and different selection of themes. The main focus will be on personalised pharmacotherapy, both in traditional areas (antibiotics, immunosuppressants, anticonvulsives, and cardiovascular drugs) and in new ones such as anticoagulants or nutraceutics. The conference will also focus on pharmacotherapy in pregnancy and breastfeeding, TDM in the elderly, and on the relationship between TDM, phenotyping, and genotyping and their significance for clinical practice.
As is customary at such conferences, analytical methods will be an important part of the programme; we however plan to focus more on interpretation and reporting, hoping to organise the conference for, and in cooperation with, the clinicians who are an indispensable part of the TDM process and whose feedback is essential for the success of our work.
The conference will be held in the very heart of Europe, in Prague, renowned worldwide not just for its beauty but also for its hospitality.
It is my pleasure to invite you to this conference and to the Czech Republic.
On behalf of the organising committee
Assoc. Prof. Milan Grundmann, M.D., Ph.D.