At the end of the session, the participants will be able to:
Optimal procurement and deep molecular characterization of human biospecimens are key elements for developing precision medicine of the future. We review key elements of developing and implementing a high-quality, cutting-edge BioSpecimen Sciences Program. Using our established academic programme as a specific example, we focus on quality ofbiospecimen practice including research consent of patients, ultra-rapid biobanking, information technology, quality control measures, proficiency testing, and optimal preservation for downstream molecular analysis. We emphasize that Pathology is the central medical speciality of personalized medicine in the modern healthcare setting.