25 Oct 2021
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The collection & use of health care data

General info

Monday, 25 October

15.30 - 21.00

We foresee this event on a physical location, at IMEC. However, we reserve the right to alter to an online meeting, if the internal regulations at IMEC towards the covid pandemic should tighten.

Leuven MindGate In collaboration with IMEC

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

Students: €8.26 excl. VAT (with proof of student/teacher card)
Teacher: €30.58 excl. VAT (with proof of student/teacher card)

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Registration is possible until 20 October 2021.
Cancellation after registration is not possible; however, replacement by a colleague is allowed.

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Data-driven machine learning has emerged as a promising approach for building accurate and robust statistical models from medical data, which is collected in huge volumes by modern healthcare systems.

But most of these data are stored in “silos”. They reside at different hospitals and research centres, and are distributed across servers and databases. It’s a challenge to access all the relevant data needed to build powerful models.

Other types of valuable data – e.g., chemical compounds used for drug discovery and development – are usually kept in-house by pharma companies and are unlikely to be shared due to its competitive nature.

In this visionary seminar, we’ll talk about the potential usage of such data in the healthcare sector. We’ll discuss how data-sharing is being tackled at the European scale and how new technologies – e.g. Distributed or Federated Machine Learning – can enable data-sharing without giving up privacy. And we’ll see how Europe's regulations – e.g. the GDPR – tries to guarantee our privacy in all of this.

Program:

15h30: Registration with refreshments

16h20: Welcome by Leuven MindGate

16h30: Introduction by Wilfried Verachtert (IMEC), chairman of this event

16h40: The Use of Healthcare Data in the Life Sciences Industry
Bart Vannieuwenhuyse (J&J)

17h00: Multiple Sclerosis and the Use of Healthcare Data
Liesbet Peeters (UHasselt)

17h20: Better Use of Healthcare Data in Hospitals
Stephane Willaert (Robovision)

17h40: break with sandwiches & soup

18h00: Privacy Preserving Amalgamated Machine Learning
Roel Wuyts (IMEC-KUL)

18h20: ELIXIR & Distributed Infrastructure for Biological Data
Frederik Coppens (VIB – ELIXIR)

18h40: Health data & the GDPR

Hanne Elsen (UGent)

19h00: Debate with all speakers or Q&A

19h30: Networking and reception

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