In September, in Budapest, at the impressive headquarters of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, researchers dedicated to responding to the challenges posed by translational medicine were commissioned by the European Academy.
Translational medicine means the return of basic research and clinical research results, and more broadly, all kinds of research results to patient care. Answers to health questions can only be made in multidisciplinary working groups and published to colleagues, the lay public, or even decision-makers and industry partners, to become patient-friendly practice.
The translational approach has evolved a lot since the 2000s, but there have also been problems that slow down the process, such as defining Translational Medicine, funding different programs or even lacking TM centers, and communication difficulties between different levels. In the light of these, in the autumn of 2018, Academia Europaea launched a project whose workshop was held in the Hungarian capital. The two-day workshop raised many problems, some of which were answered. The participants agreed that the discussion should be continued as the common goal is to provide better and more efficient patient care, which is provided by translational medicine in the 21st century.