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DHSW19 Agenda
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 Day 1


Tuesday 26 February 2019




Introduction & Welcome



Panel session - Building Trust

Key topics: Ethical AI, Data governance, Blockchain


Moderator: Bleddyn REESDeputy Chair, ECHAlliance 


  • "Emotional, Empathic, and Ethical AI: How AI is radically changing physical and mental health interventions" by Tarek R. Besold, AI Lead & Senior Research Scientist at Alpha Health -Telefónica Innovation Alpha  (Spain) - Presentation Here
  • "Citizen-controlled Data Governance" by Angela Brand, Professor at Maastricht University, Task Force Leader of the Digital Health Society (DHS) (Netherlands) 
  • “Blockchain and the new economics of health data” by Jason Potts, Director of the Blockchain Innovation Hub at RMIT (Australia) - Presentation Here
  • "Practical blockchain as trust-promoter to build the healthcare of your dreams" by Ain Aaviksoo, Chief Medical Officer Guardtime Health General Manager (Estonia) - Presentation Here

10.25am - 11.00am

Coffee break



Panel Session - Digital Health Innovation in Maternal and Child Care


Moderator: Bleddyn REESDeputy Chair, ECHAlliance 

  • "International Patient Summary Standards in Child Care: a Look at Home-based Records" by Catherine E. ChronakiSecretary General at HL7 Foundation Europe and VP at European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI), (Brussels) - Presentation Here
  • "My eHealth Life: a new perspective from an award-winning platform” by Adamis Theodoros, Director, 1st Dpt ObGyn IASO Maternity & Gynecology Clinic Athens (Greece) - Presentation Here



Keynote Series:

  • "Adolescents with behavioral disorder: a comprehensive assistance intervention in a specialized residential environment" by Marc GuillóPrincipal of the academic area at Amalgama 7 (Spain) - Presentation Here

12.15pm - 13.15pm

 Lunch & Networking 



Keynotes Series - Data-driven innovation

Key topics: Genetics, precision/personalized medicine, Behaviors, Lifestyle


Moderator: Bleddyn REESDeputy Chair, ECHAlliance 

  • "Breaking Down Silos: Achieving Personalized Diabetes Care" by Stephen Ranjan, Vice President, New Product Development at Roche Diabetes Care (USA) - Presentation Here
  •  "The challenge of delivering quality healthcare at a lower cost" by Darren Ransley, VP Business Development & Product at Infocare (UK) - Presentation Here




Panel session - Urban health and wellbeing

Key topics: Precision/personalized medicine, Behaviors, Lifestyle


Moderator: Bleddyn REESDeputy Chair, ECHAlliance    

  • "Big data for Public Health: new opportunities for Smart Cities" by Maria Fernanda Cabrera, Innovation director at Life Supporting Technologies, Technical University of Madrid (PULSE H2020 project Coordinator) (Spain) - Presentation Here
  • "Sharecare Movement: engaging and empowering people & communities to meet their healthier self" by Julien Venne, Partnerships & Development at Sharecare Europe (France) - Presentation Here
  • "Health and wellbeing in cities: a model for health and environment in urban settings" by Jesús Berdún, Project Manager de la Fundació TIC SalutSocial (Spain) - Presentation Here
  • "Innovative partnerships for digital health: how an urban multi sectoral approach can help tackle NCDs" by Marco Franzosi, Strategy officer at Novartis Foundation (Switzerland) - Presentation Here

15.15pm - 15.45pm


Coffee break



Panel session - AI opportunities for Health 

Moderator: Bleddyn REESDeputy Chair, ECHAlliance   

  • "It's all about person centricity" by Hector UpeguiWorldwide Market Development Executive, Associate Chief Health Officer at IBM Watson Health (Germany) - Presentation Here


Innovators pitching session 

5 innovators pitching in front of digital health experts


Opening Keynote- Creating novel solutions that make healthy lives a reality for all by Irene Sánchez, Business Creation Manager EIT Health (Spain) - Presentation Here


Moderator: Mike Short, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for International Trade (UK)

  • "eHealthPass: create interoperable shared care plans for chronic disease management and better patient outcomes: the cases of Diabetes and Chronic Pain" by Alexander BerlerDirector Consulting Services at Gnomon (Greece) - Presentation Here
  • "Artificial Intelligence in practice: personalised adaptive bolus recommender system for Type 1 Diabetes" by Beatriz López, Artificial Intelligence Researcher at Girona University (Spain) - Presentation Here
  • "A health related framework for a connected world" by Simone Tonti, Product Development Manager at Ab.Acus s.r.l. (Italy) - Presentation Here
  • “Accelerating Clinical Research through IOMED’s Natural Language Processing” by Javier de Oca, CEO de IOMED Medical Solutions (Spain) - Presentation Here

Conclusion Day 1


 Day 2 


  Wednesday 27 February 2018

Smart healthy cities - PULSE featured workshop





Introduction & Welcome


 EU Urban Agenda 

  • "The rise of the Digital City Transformation towards healthier urban environments" by Mika Rantakokko, University of Oulu, Coordinator of EU Urban Agenda Digital Transition Partnership (Finland) - Presentation Here




  • "Barcelona’s route towards a Healthy City" by Elia Diez, Head of the Preventive Programs and Interventions Service at the Public Health Agency of Barcelona (Spain) - Presentation Here
  • "Superblocks’ intervention and PULSE: when local and European initiatives join forces to improve health" by Catherine Perez, Head of the Department of Health Information Systems at Barcelona Public Health Agency (Spain) - Presentation Here



Learning from Smart City pioneers

  • "The future of health in smart cities" by Janette Hughes, Director of Planning and Performance at Digital health and care institute (UK) - Presentation Here

11.00am - 11.30am

 Coffee break



PULSE solution showcase: Citizen app and tools for Public Health Organizations




Round Table with Business Council Experts


Moderator: Maite Ferrando, CEO at KVeloce I+D+i (Spain)


  • Cristian Pascual, Co-founder and CEO of Mediktor, and President of Barcelona Health Hub (Spain)
  • Peter Wu, CEO, ASUS Cloud & ASUS Life (Taiwan)
  • Jörg Weißmann, Head of Medical Affairs & Quality EMEA/LATAM at Roche Diabetes Care Deutschland GmbH (Germany)





Conclusions, announcement


































































































































Partnering Projects


Headline Sponsor

 Supporting Partner  

Panel Partner





Pitching Partners                  



Media Partners