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1st EU-China Health Summit on Medical Innovation and Technology Transfer

26th August 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Blueprint for a joint Research and Innovation Mission on Aging
Co-Organized by EFMI and CMIA with MedInfo 2019, Lyon, France, 25 Aug 2019, 9:00-18:30


Brian O’Connor will present at the session “Research and Innovation Challenges in Health Informatics and Technology for Aging” 25th August at 11h. He will speak about the Challenges in Nursing Homes, Integrating health and social care.

The first EU China Health Summit aims to prepare the ground for the blueprint of a joint mission that will redefine the role of health informatics in Aging societies advancing cooperation in research and innovation (R&I):

  • Facilitate policy dialogue and influence priority areas for funding joint EU-China R&I programs
  • Highlight EU-China innovation cooperation and research transfer in the Health sector
  • Simulate collaborative mission-oriented EU-China Health R&I initiatives

Outcome of the summit will be a vision for the blueprint for a joint mission on Aging.

Preliminary Program

9:00 Opening and Welcome

  • Lacramiora Stoicu-Tivadar, EFMI President
  • Luis Garcia-Castrillo Riesgo, EUSEM
  • Zhi Yang, Capital Medical University
  • Catherine Chronaki, EFMI VP

9:30-10:30 Keynote and Discussion Panel

Cochairs: Luis Garcia-Castrillo Riesgo, EUSEM, Prof. Zhi Yang

Rapporteurs: Siru Liu, Diana Zandi

Social media: Paris Gallos, EFMI

Keynote: Challenge of Chinese Medicine based on Information Technology – Chinese Medical Data Acquisition, Prof. Baoyan Liu, President CACMS (China Academy of Chinese Medical Science)

Discussion Panel:

  • Louise Bilenberg Pape-Haugaard, Aalborg University, EFMI
  • Luis Garcia-Castrillo Riesgo, EUSEM
  • Inge Madsen, EFMI
  • Jialin Liu, CMI
  • Hui Chen, CMIA

10:30 Coffee Break – Poster Pitches, Chair Alfred Winter, EFMI

11:00-12:30 Research and Innovation Challenges in Health Informatics and Technology for Aging

Co-chairs: Prof. Jialin Liu, CMIA Prof. Inge Madsen, Nursing WG, EFMI

Rapporteurs: Siru Liu, CMIA, Diana Zandi, EFMI

Social Media: Paulette Lacroix, EFMI, Adrej Orel, EFMI

  • Challenges and innovations in improving elderly care, Prof. Ying Wu, Capital Medical University
  • Challenges in Nursing Homes, Integrating health and social care, Brian O’ Connor, ECHAlliance
  • Challenges in Geriatric Medicine for Emergency Departments in Europe, Prof Mehmet Karamercan, EUSEM
  • Challenges in Geriatric Medicine for Emergency Departments in China, Prof. Wei Jie, Chinese College of Emergency Physicians (CCEP)

Q&A panel with speakers and Luis Garcia-Castrillo Riesgo, President EUSEM

12:30-13:30 Lunch Break – Poster Pitches, Chair Alfred Winter, EFMI

13:30-15:00 Applying Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Research in Aging

Co-chairs: Prof. Jialin Liu, Prof. Louise Bilenberg Papa-Haugaard

Rapporteurs: Siru Liu, CMIA, Laura-Maria Peltonen, EFMI

Social Media: Paris Gallos, EFMI

  • Innovations in Image guided Interventions: Safety and Quality Issues, Prof. Zhi Yang, Capital Medical University, Beijing
  • Big Data and AI for personalized medicine in electrocardiology: Achievements and Future Challenges, Dr. Jocelyne Fayn, INSERM, France
  • Electrophysiology New Technology, Prof. Li Liu from Xiang Tan Central Hospital
  • Ethical Guidelines for Trustworthy AI – Framework for secondary use of Data in Finland: the Case of Kanta, Vesa Jormanainen, THL, Finland

Q&A panel with speakers

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break– Poster Pitches, Chair Alfred Winter, EFMI

15:30-17:00 Enabling Collaborative Health Research and Innovation

Co-chairs: Prof. Hui Chen, CMIA, Robbert Fischer  

Rapporteurs: Siru Liu, Giorgio Cangioli

Social Media: Paris Gallos, EFMI, Jacob Hofdijk, EFMI

  • Big data and Clinical Research -Experience and Exploration at West China Hospital, Prof. Jialin Liu
  • Need for common standards for a global data space for health research, Petra Wilson, Health Connect Partners, HIMSS/PCHA
  • Smart Textile from Lab to Hospital: a 10 years’ path with challenges and opportunities, Jingyuan Cheng, University of Science and Technology of China
  • FAIR data: paving the way towards collaborative research, Christian Lovis, EFMI

Q&A panel with speakers

17:00-18:30 Closing Keynote and Panel: Blueprint for mission-oriented Health Research and Innovation

Co-Chair: Kaija Saranto, EFMI, Emmett Yue Huang, CMIA

Rapporteurs: Siru Liu, Diana Zandi

Social media: Paris Gallos, EFMI, Adrej Orel, EFMI

Keynote: Blueprint for mission-oriented Health Research and Innovation in Aging, Prof. Martin Ingwar, Karolinska Institute

Closing Panel: Take away messages and next steps

  • Zhi Yang, Capital Medical University, Beijing
  • Catherine Chronaki, EFMI and HL7 Foundation
  • Emmett Yue Huang, CMIA
  • Louise Bilenberg Pape-Haugaard, EFMI, Aarborg University

18:30 Farewell Dinner

Poster Pitches

  1. Kanta from the National Institute of Health and Welfare, Vesa Jormanainen, THL, Finland
  2. Activeage project, Guiseppe Ficco, UPM, Spain
  3. Digital health Europe, twinning of regions, Strahil Birov, Empirica, Germany
  4. Estonian Ambulance service, Lembit Prin, Estonia
  5. Recent advancements in Welfare technology and robotics in homecare especially with aged citizens, Heli Kekäläinen, Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  6. Study on Patient Similarity Measurement Based on Electronic Medical Records, School of Biomedical Engineering, Hui Chen, Capital Medical University, China, et al.
  7. Optimizing clinical decision support by applying artificial intelligence and machine learning, Siru Liu, Medical School, University of Utah
  8. An Ontology-based Knowledge System for Diagnoses and Treatment of Psoriasis Vulgaris – Bridging Western evidence care and Chinese individualized medicine by Heinrich Herre, U of Leipzig, Germany et al.
  9. IP for AI, Robbert Fisher, NL
  10. ECG change and hemodynamics in arrhythmia, Chunyu Li, Jining Medical College Affiliated Hospital, China

Program Committee

  • Zhi Yang, Capital Medical University, Peking, China (Co-Chair)
  • Catherine Chronaki, EFMI VP, GR (Co-Chair)
  • Emmett Huang Yue, CMIA, China
  • Luis Castrillo, EUSEM (European Society of Emergency Medicine), ES
  • Robbert Fischer, NL
  • Luisa Bilenberg Pape-Haugaard, EFMI Board Institutional Officer, DK
  • Inge Madsen, EFMI Nursing Informatics WG, DK
  • Brian O’Connor, ECHAlliance, IR
  • Kaija Saranto, U of Eastern Finland, EFMI Education WG, FI
  • Lacramiora Stoicu Tivadar, President EFMI, RO
  • Alfred Winter, Secretary EFMI, DE
  • Patrick Weber, EFMI Past President, CH


Supporting Organizations


26th August 2019
9:00 am - 6:30 pm


Centre de Congrès de Lyon
50 Quai Charles de Gaulle
Lyon, 69463 France
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