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Expert views on Digital Health

Videos from the EHTEL 2019 Symposium
The EHTEL 2019 Symposium included more than three dozen experts who contributed their expert views on what’s coming up in digital European health and care. The 120 Symposium participants had the pleasure to hear these speeches in real life and interact with the speakers. Now you get a chance to follow a selected few of them via video!

Thanks to the technical support of Xpeer Medical Education we recorded a select number of the keynote speeches and turned them into easily accessible videos, now available on this page. 

Check out the videos of these 13 experts to revisit a number of insightful EHTEL 2019 Symposium outcomes. Learn what happened during the Symposium or re-visit and reinforce your original learnings. Click on the name of each session to jump directly to the video recording, provided below.

The presentations selected relate largely to our Symposium sponsors, and the sessions that they supported. They also cover a range of challenging issues, including ethics, facing digital health today: Artificial Intelligence, social robotics, digital therapeutics; Artificial Intelligence applied to various conditions and diseases; AI and data use/re-use in the Nordics; industry views; and use cases involving patients.
📝To know more about all the sessions and content of EHTEL 2019 Symposium, download now the full Symposium report.


Session 8.3 | Smart4Health - Citizen-centred EU-EHR Exchange for Personalised Health


An Industry View on AI, Big Data and Digital Therapeutics in Europe | Session 2.3

Speaking John Crawford, Digital Health Consultant, CrawfordWorks, London, United Kingdom

John Crawford provided an industry view on how artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and digital technologies in and for Europe have long been used to reach solutions to health challenges, from the mid-19th century onwards. Outcomes, challenges, and opportunities.

John Crawford video: PART 1








John Crawford video: PART 2








John Crawford video: PART 3








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AI Applied to Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy | Session 4.2                    
Speaking Aïda Valls, Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

Aïda Valls has applied AI and machine learning to screening for diabetic retinopathy (in a system called ‘Retiprogram’), in conjunction with the Hospital Universitario Sant Joan. The researchers have built a system to predict deterioration in the condition of the eye. 








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AI for Diagnosis and Treatment in Dermatology | Session 4.3

Speaking Marc Combalia, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Spain

Marc Combalia discussed AI use in dermatology: for example, how AI researchers all over the world have examined images of the skin so as to diagnose lesions. A next step will be to explore how the roles of dermatologists have changed or are changing as a result of using such technology.








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Deep Lung: Deep Learning in Imaging for Better Detection and Assessment of Lung Cancer | Session 4.5

Speaking Vicent Ribas Ripol, Eurecat Technology Center, Barcelona, Spain

Vicent Ribas Ripol discussed a further, particularly serious, medical condition – lung cancer. He focused on deep learning in imaging for better assessment of this cancer. He discussed a number of clinical and technical issues, such as characterisation of nodules, perception, detection, and classification. 








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DMCoach+: A Digital Coach to Enhance the Self-Management of Diabetic Patients | Session 5.2

Speak Roberto Pratola, DMCoach and Engineering, Rome, Italy

Roberto Pratola described the large numbers of people with diabetes who have to self-manage their own insulin management. Supported by EIT Digital, the project he introduced aims to offer an AI-enriched digital coach that will help people manage their lifestyles.

Roberto Pratola video: PART 1








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AI-enabled Social Robots: Artificial Intelligence in Direct Interaction | Session 5.3

Speaking Joao Quintas, Istituto Pedro Nunes and LifeBots Project, Coimbra, Portugal

Joao Quintas spoke on behalf of the LIFEBOTS Exchange project, an initiative on social robots that enables researchers and industrial employees to visit each other’s institutions and companies on secondment. 


Joao Quintas video: PART 1








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Keynote “Our data, our health, our care” – a vision from the Nordics | Session 6
Speaking Jaana Sinipuro, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, Helsinki, Finland

Jaana Sinipuro's speech offered an overview of the Finnish Innovation agency SITRA, which currently is very much focusing on the future of the fair data economy. The future of health overall lies in: prevention, data-sharing and governance, personal empowerment and patient empowerment. 









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IHAN – Building Fair Data Economy in Europe | Session 7.1
Speaking Hannu Hämäläinen, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, Helsinki, Finland
Hannu Hämäläinen described how to build a fair data economy in Europe and recounted how most European businesses see possibilities in the data economy now or in the future. He also remarked that one-third of people have recently modified their online behaviour or have started using different privacy settings.








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Consent Based Data Exchange for the Benefit of a Diabetic Child – IHAN/HUS Pilot | Session 7.2

Speaking Birgit Paajanen, HUS Helsinki University Hospital

Birgit Paajanen explained how the use of personal data is being used to focus on children’s diabetes and the measurement of blood sugar through consent-based data use.









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InteropEHRate - Supporting EHR Exchange through ‘Data in People’s Hands’ | Session 8.2

Speaking Francesco Torelli, Engineering, Rome, Italy

Francesco Torelli spoke about the InteropEHRate project, focusing on the complementarity being sought by the project to the work of the eHealth Digital Service Infrastructure (eHDSI). He detailed – as a use case – the clinical use of such data in an international patient summary.








Smart4Health - Citizen-centred EU-EHR Exchange for Personalised Health | Session 8.3

Speaking Afonso Duarte, Smart4Health Coordination Office, UNINOVA, Lisbon, Portugal

Afonso Duarte highlighted the importance of placing patients in the centre not only of the healthcare system but also the design of the solution, and explained how to do this.









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Ethics of Data Sharing and AI | Session 9.1

Speaking Itziar de Lecuona, Bioethics & Law Observatory, UNESCO Chair Bioethics, Barcelona, Spain

Dr Itziar de Leucona covered questions surrounding the ethics of data-sharing. Using the NESTORE example of a co-design approach to health coaching for well-being, she highlighted how important is people’s need to value their own health data.









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The Future of AI Based Innovation | Session 10.1

Speaking George Crooks, EHTEL Honorary Member. Director, Digital Health Institute, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Professor Crooks looked forward in his talk to the future of AI-based innovation, examining this challenge from the perspective of what chronic conditions mean for Europe’s populations and health systems. 









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The Future of Smart Self-management for People/Patients with Chronic Diseases | Session 10.2

Speaking Grant Reilly, Digital Health Institute, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Grant Reilly explored the future of smart self-management of health for people and patients with specific chronic conditions (Mr Reilly already manages his own type 1 diabetes in this way).








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