The EPMA Journal

The Official Journal of the European Association for Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine.
ISSN: 1878-5085 (electronic version)
Journal no: 13167
BioMed Central - The EPMA Journal - 2012 -
Springer - The EPMA Journal - 2010-2011

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Time for new guidelines in advanced healthcare: the mission of The EPMA Journal to promote an integrative view in predictive, preventive and personalized medicine. - Editorial - Prof. Dr. Olga Golubnitschaja


Aims & scope

The EPMA Journal is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal offering high quality reviews of particular educational value and broad dissemination to the scientific world, healthcare industry and public. The journal promotes a new philosophy in healthcare: the paradigm change from delayed interventional to predictive, preventive and personalised medicine (PPPM).


The EPMA Journal creates a reliable scientific platform for the optimal combination of conventional and traditional medicine with advances of innovative medicines and biotechnologies. The patient is in the focus. The journal provides expert recommendations and outlook for medical innovations and advanced healthcare using predictive diagnostics, targeted preventive measures and personalised patient treatments.


The Mission of The EPMA Journal

The paradigm change from late and delayed interventional to predictive, preventive and personalised 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 Organisation 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 organisations, 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.



Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Olga Golubnitschaja University of Bonn, Germany

Managing Editor

Kristina Yeghiazaryan University of Bonn, Germany


Associate Editors

Babak Baban Georgia Health Sciences University, USA
Hans-Peter Brunner-La Rocca Maastricht University Medical Centre, Netherlands
Rostyslav Bubnov Clinical hospital 'Pheophania' of State Affairs Department, Ukraine
Anna Chioti Luxembourg Institute of Health, Luxembourg
Jorge Coelho University of Coimbra, Portugal
Vincenzo Costigliola European Medical Association, Belgium
Romano Danesi University of Pisa, Italy
Dominic M. Desiderio University of Tennessee, USA
Hele Everaus

University of Tartu, Estonia

Godfrey Grech

University of Malta Medical School, Malta

Suzanne Hagan

Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom

Frank Heemskerk

Research & Innovation Management Services, Overijse, Belgium

Hiroyasu Iso

Osaka University, Japan

Marko Kapalla

Comenius University, Slovakia

Antony Kent

Nottingham Trent University, UK

Judita Kinkorova

Charles-University, Czech Republic

Kurt Krapfenbauer Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Michael Legg

University of New South Wales, Australia

Heinz U. Lemke

International Foundation for Computer Assisted Radiology and Sur, Germany

Silvia Mandel

Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Mahmood S. Mozaffari

Georgia Health Sciences University, USA

Mihail A. Paltsev

Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Friedemann Paul

Charité University Medicine Berlin, Germany

Halina Podbielska

Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

Paolo Roberti di Sarsina

Observatory and Methods for Health, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Niva Shapira

Institute for Nutrition Research, Rabin Center, Israel

Elvar Theodorsson Linkoping University, Sweden
Ondrej Topolcan

Charles University Medical School, Czech Republic

Guglielmo M. Trovato

Catania University, Italy

Wei Wang

Edith Cowan University, Australia and Beijing Municipal Key Labo, China

Byong Chul Yoo

National Cancer Center, South Korea

Xianquan Zhan

Central South University, China

Meral Özgüc

Hacettepe University, Turkey


Editorial Board

Leonard Berliner New York Methodist Hospital, USA
Carlo Cafiero University of Naples, Italy
Dainius Characiejus Vilnius University, Lithuania
Dimiter Dimitrov DiaVita Ltd, Bulgaria
Paul Evans University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Josef Flammer University of Basel, Switzerland
Illana Gozes Tel Aviv University, Israel
Nadina Grosios University of Leeds, UK
Iris Grossman Pharmacogenetics Consulting, USA
Tatjana Josifova University of Basel, Switzerland
Jens Kastrup University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Yoshihiro Kokubo National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Japan
Martine Pinçon-Raymond Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Kneginja Richter Klinikum Nuernberg, Germany
Hana Rosolova Center of Preventive Cardiology, Czech Republic
Carlos A. Rubio Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Tamari Rukhadze Tbilisi State University, Georgia
Maurizio Scarpa University of Padua, Italy
Dirk Skowasch University of Bonn, Germany
Sergey Suchkov First Moscow State Medical University, Russia
Charles Swanton Cancer Research UK, London Institute, UK
R. Andrew Tasker University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
George T. Tsangaris Academy of Athens, Greece