28 Nov 2019
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Visionary Seminar - Personalized Medicine

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Thursday 28 November

15.30 - 21.00

In collaboration with Imec

Members: €135 excl. VAT
Non-Members : €175 excl. VAT
Under 35 years old : €75 excl. VAT
Students: 10€ incl. VAT

Registration preferably via the online registration form or by sending an email to admin@leuvenmindgate.be

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We are happy to provide proof of attendance on request.

Registration is possible until 25 November 2019.
Cancellation after registration is not possible; however, replacement by a colleague is allowed.


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There is increasing awareness, both in somatic and psychiatric medicine, that every individual is unique, thus optimal treatment is different for each person. Personalized medicine is aiming to predict which treatment would be most beneficial for each individual patient, so that optimal treatment can be given that is fully adjusted to the need of each person.

In order to make such predictions, one needs to identify characteristics that point towards this optimal treatment. The search for such characteristics has mainly been focused on biological markers, boosting fields such as genomics and proteomics, suggesting that these predictions can be best made based on biological factors. Although very successful for some diseases, it has been proven very hard to identify such biomarkers for others, including most psychiatric illnesses.

In this visionary seminar, we will explore the possibilities and boundaries of a digital approach to personalized medicine. What are the possibilities of such a digital approach and what are the challenges?


15:30: Registration with refreshments

16:20: Welcome by Leuven MindGate

16.30: Assessing people in the normal daily life: a step forward towards personalized medicine
Introduction by Chairman and host Prof. dr. Inez Myin-Germeys, KU Leuven

16.50: mHealth – beyond the hype
Prof. Matthew Hotopf, The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College, London

17.10: Break with sandwiches

17:40: Data driven personalized mental health prediction and support system
Prof. Akane Sano, Rice University, Houston

18:10: Wearables, ingestibles, invisibles: new tools for personal health management
Keynote by Chris van Hoof, Vice President imec, Connected Health Solutions & General Manager OnePlanet Research Center, Professor KU Leuven

18:30: An app a day keeps the Dr away…or does it?
Prof. Sandra Bucci, Manchester University

18:50: Epihunter, normalizing daily life for people with epilepsy using wearable EEG
Dr. Ir. Dirk Loeckx, Co-founder & CSO Epihunter

19:10: Debate/panel discussion with all speakers or Q&A

19:40: Networking and reception