“Collaborate to innovate?”
9 am Registration & welcome coffee 
9.30 am Welcome and orientation to the overarching theme
Prof Dr Walter Van Dyck, Director Vlerick Healthcare Management Centre
9.35 am

Plenary keynotes:
Collaborate to innovate: the societal perspective 
Dr Maggie De Block, Minister of Social Affairs and Health

Collaborate to innovate: the drug regulator’s perspective
Prof Dr Hans-Georg Eichler, Senior Medical Officer at the European Medicines Agency (EMA)

10.35 am Coffee break

Track 1:
Collaborating for access 

Track 2:
Health Tech Convergence

 Track 3:
Collaborating for Better Care

11.00 am  Introduction Introduction Introduction
11.15 am

Session 1:
Personalized biotech: experiences from transplant medicine
Dr Stefaan Van Der Spiegel, MBA, Head of Sector Substances of Human Origin (SoHO) at European Commission

Session 1:
Convergence in the MedTech ecosystem
Prof Dr Pascal Verdonck, CEO MedTech Flanders and professor Biomedical Engineering at UGent

Session 1:
Healthcare 2.0: can have, wanna have, must have?
Prof Dr Marc Noppen, Chief Executive Officer at UZ Brussel

11.40 am Session 2:
Co-creation with empowered patients in the entire drug development life cycle
Mitchell Silva, CEO & Co-founder at Esperity
Session 2:
Case moveUP: challenges and opportunities in eHealth
Ward Servaes, Ir, MBA, CEO & Co-Founder at moveUP - RecoTech®
Session 2:
Big Data in Healthcare: Hype or Hope? 
Prof Dr Frank Rademakers, Chief Medical Technology Officer University Hospitals Leuven
12.05 pm Q&A Q&A Q&A
12.30 pm Lunch
2 pm Introduction Introduction Introduction
2.15 pm

Session 3:
Vlerick Research project: Horizon scanning: collaboration between society and the firm setting health priorities
Alexander Roediger, MA and Executive MBA HSG, leads MSD's Oncology Policy in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Canada (EMEAC)

Session 3:
Artificial Intelligence-supported diagnostics solution in oncology
Dr Jan Kimpen, Chief Medical Officer at Royal Philips

Session 3:
Opportunities of a trans hospital cross association between 4 different urology departments
Prof Dr K.M.L.E. van Renterghem, FEBU, head of department of Urology at Jessa Hospital Hasselt, associate professor at University Hasselt, consultant urologist at University Hospitals Leuven

2.40 pm Session 4:
Vlerick Research project: Industry-payer Collaboration: where are we in Europe?
Dr Ansgar Hebborn, Head - Global HTA & Payment Policy at F. Hoffmann - La Roche AG
Session 4:
Action point 19: mobile health - a first glimpse on the research results of 3 projects within cardiovascular care
Prof Dr Pieter Vandervoort, Cardiologist at Hospital Oost Limburg
Session 4:
Iridium Cancer Network: networking avant la lettre
Dr Piet Dirix, radiation oncologist, Iridium Cancer Network, Antwerp
3.05 pm Q&A Q&A Q&A
3.30 pm Coffee break
4 pm Plenary debate:
Collaborate to innovate?
Moderated by Kathleen Cools, Journalist and host of current affairs programme Terzake
5.20 pm Wrap-up & grand closing
Prof Dr Leo Neels, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Vlerick Healthcare Management Centre
5.30 pm Networking drink

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