Personalized respiratory medicine: exploring the horizon, addressing the issues. Summary of a BRN-AJRCCM workshop held in Barcelona on June 12, 2014

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Feb 15;191(4):391-401. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201410-1935PP.


This Pulmonary Perspective summarizes the content and main conclusions of an international workshop on personalized respiratory medicine coorganized by the Barcelona Respiratory Network ( ) and the AJRCCM in June 2014. It discusses (1) its definition and historical, social, legal, and ethical aspects; (2) the view from different disciplines, including basic science, epidemiology, bioinformatics, and network/systems medicine; (3) the bottlenecks and opportunities identified by some currently ongoing projects; and (4) the implications for the individual, the healthcare system and the pharmaceutical industry. The authors hope that, although it is not a systematic review on the subject, this document can be a useful reference for researchers, clinicians, healthcare managers, policy-makers, and industry parties interested in personalized respiratory medicine.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology / ethics
  • Computational Biology / methods
  • Computational Biology / trends
  • Humans
  • Precision Medicine / ethics
  • Precision Medicine / methods
  • Precision Medicine / trends*
  • Pulmonary Medicine / ethics
  • Pulmonary Medicine / methods
  • Pulmonary Medicine / trends*
  • Spain