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Monday, 5 November 2018

Smart Data Forum
Salzufer 6
10587 Berlin

Digitization in healthcare generates massive databases which have allowed the implementation of new AI-based solutions. This technological shift brings new scientific, economic and political opportunities and challenges in our healthcare systems. AI in health has thus become a top priority in European public policy as well as in the private sector. It represents a paradigm shift towards 6P-medicine (predictive, preventive, proof-based, patient-centric, personalized and precise) which will have an impact on well-being.

France and Germany have both acknowledged the importance of AI and are joining forces to make Europe a leader in this field. The cooperation between both countries in the health sector is already one of the most intense. Hence we would cordially like to invite you to our joint conference

 “AI in Health: French-German perspectives”
on November 5th 2018, from 1pm to 7:30 pm.

This conference is co-organized between the Smart Data Forum and the Embassy of France, with the support of the French-German University, TU Berlin, Berlin French Tech Hub and the Berlin Science Week.

The conference will be opened by Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU) in presence of the Ambassador of France, Anne-Marie Descôtes. It will explore aspects regarding public policy as well as medical, industrial, scientific and ethical stakes of the development of AI in the health sector and will showcase French & German start-ups.

The number of seats of the conference is limited. Registration has been closed.


» Your Master of Ceremonies for this event will be Dr. Jack Thoms (DFKI, Smart Data Forum). «

13h00 – 14h00 Welcome and Reception Lunch
14h00 – 14h05 Welcome speech by Prof. Thomas Wiegand, Executive Director of Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
14h05 – 14h10 Welcome speech by Anne-Marie Descôtes, the French Ambassador to Germany
14h10 – 14h20 Opening speech by Dr. Thomas Gebhart, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Health
14h20 – 15h00 Panel 1 – AI & Health: Improvement on Patient Care

moderator: Prof. Klemens Budde,  Head of Clinical Transplant Program at Charité, Plattform Lernende Systeme

Martin Hirsch, CEO of APHP Hôpitaux de Paris

Dr. Gottfried Ludewig, Head of Directorate General „Digitalisation and Innovation“, Federal Ministry of Health

15h00 – 15h20 Coffee and poster sessions
15h20 – 15h50 Panel 2 – From Prevention to Prediction: AI and the fight against Diabetics

moderator: Dr. Astrid Glaser, Managing director of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD)

Prof. Martin Hrabe De Angelis, Director of Institute for Experimental Genetics, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Professor for Experimental Genetics, Technische Universität München TUM Board member of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD)

Prof. Philippe Froguel, Professor of Genomic Medicine, Imperial College, London, Director of UMR CNRS 8199- Lille University

15h50 – 16h20 Panel 3 –  AI as a Diagnostic Tool: Industry Perspective               

moderator: Clara Leonard, Strategy Manager at Doctolib

Johannes Schröder, CTO of Ada Health

Sebastian Sujka, CEO & Founder of xbird

Derek Russell-Kraft, Chief Legal Officer at Owkin

16h20 – 16h50 Coffee and Poster sessions
16h50 – 17h10 Learning across space and time in spiking neural networks

Prof. Robert Gütig, Charite/Berlin Institute of Health

17h10 – 17h40 Panel 4 – Artificial intelligence at the service of genome knowledge

moderator: Prof. Nikolaus Rajewsky, Scientific Director of the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB), Max Delbrück Center

Prof. Genevieve Almouzni, Director of Curie Institute, Research Director at the CNRS

Prof. Tim Conrad, Head at Medical Bioinformatics Group at FU Berlin and Berlin Big Data Center

17h40 – 17h55 Keynote “Ethical stakes of AI in healthcare”

Prof. Dr. Laurence Devillers, researcher at LIMSI-CNRS

17h55 – 19h45 Reception and cocktail at Smart Data Forum


Registration has been closed.
Press accreditation will still be possible at the venue!

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