Vlerick Healthcare Conference 2020

Category: Alumni Events

THE 7TH EDITION IN A NEW, DIGITAL FORMAT

New technologies are changing healthcare and creating new opportunities but also challenges, including the ethics of AI, the need for an agile mindset to cope with extreme circumstances like a pandemic or the rise of data ecosystems.

Are you ready to envision and embrace a future with digitized ethical behavior? How do we change our mindset to ensure our healthcare system is equipped to address challenges? How do we share and use data between health care providers, industry, and government?

Join the Vlerick Healthcare Conference on Thursday, 12th Nov, pick 1 of our 3 streams and discover the latest insights from state-of-the-art speakers, case studies and a digital networking experience! Starting this year, our new Vlerick Alumni Healthcare Club is organizing this event in a new format. More details and the full programme will follow soon.


WHEN?
Thursday, 12 Nov 2020


TIME?
9 AM - 6 PM


WHERE?
Virtual


FOR WHOM?
Healthcare and Life Science professionals

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PROGRAMME

THE ETHICAL ALGORITHM

In the current technological environment, there seems to be a divergence between societal values and organisations collecting our data. How to embed human principles into AI systems without halting data-driven scientific exploration? In this track we will touch upon:

  • the societal consequences of AI-supported track&trace algorithmic behaviour for Covid-like infectious diseases.
  • the strategic interaction between users, data, and algorithms used in data-driven scientific discovery.
  • issues such as transparency, accountability, and even algorithmic morality.

You can find out more about some of the ethical concerns in AI in this video.

SPEAKERS & JURY IN THIS STREAM:

  • Prof Lode Lauwaert, Technology philosopher (KU Leuven Institute of Philosophy)
  • Prof Walter Van Dyck, Professor Technology & Innovation Management (Vlerick Business School)
  • More to be announced soon...
E-GILITY: AT THE CROSSROAD BETWEEN AGILITY AND EHEALTH

Covid-19 has put a tremendous burden on healthcare systems worldwide. To address this challenge, the healthcare industry requires a more agile mindset. In this stream, we will:

  • develop a pilot project to promote agility using eHealth solutions.
  • listen to Mariëlle Bartholomeus (ZH Bernhoven, The Netherlands) telling the story of a hospital who made the shift towards patient-centered care through integration with other healthcare providers in the region.
  • reveal relevant insights from the Belgian ecosystem.

SPEAKERS & JURY IN THIS STREAM:

LEGISLATION, MONEY OR IT - BARRIERS OR EXCUSES TO DATA SHARING

Real-World Data has become the new currency in healthcare. It can optimize clinical decision making, R&D strategies and health policy. Stakeholders within healthcare are trying to share data for years now, but with limited results. Why do we tread water while the Finns move forward? Let us learn from their experience and finally face the true barriers of data sharing.

SPEAKERS & JURY IN THIS STREAM:

  • Antti Piirainen, Head of Communications (Findata)
  • Frank Rademakers, Professor (KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine) and Director of Medical technology and Innovation (UZ Leuven)

We thank our alumni partners for their continuous support.