Member Type: Patient Advocacy Groups
The Bulgarian Association for Personalized Medicine (BAPEMED) is an NGO unifying researchers, medical and health care professionals, service providers and commercial structures in health care with the objective to raise the awareness and comprehension of all aspects of personalized medicine and its implementation for the benefit of the patients and the health care system. BAPEMED was founded in 2014 as the first NGO of its kind in CEE. BAPEMED is a member of the Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) and works in close collaboration with the European Alliance for Personalized Medicine (EAPM).
BAPEMED exists to advance the philosophies of personalized medicine with its focus on giving “the right treatment, for the right patient, at the right time”.
BAPEMED believes that it is necessary to take particular steps and appropriate measures in different fields of medicine, at different stages of the diagnostic process and management of the disease, in order for the implementation of the personalized approach to achieve maximum results. With this regard, BAPEMED is in active dialogue with Bulgarian governmental, administrative and regulatory bodies, aiming to update the legal and regulatory framework for the correct implementation of the methods and products of personalized medicine. BAPEMED works in successful cooperation with industry, scientific and professional societies, and patients' organizations to find sustainable solutions in a timely manner on country-specific issues in order for personalized medicine in Bulgaria to benefit patients and the health care system.