ScanBalt Digital Forum 2020

ScanBalt Digital Forum 2020 conference brought together high-profile and key opinion experts from more than 15 countries and over 30 the leading European cluster organisations. Members of these clusters are universities, hospitals, research institutions, pharmaceutical and medical technology companies and start-ups. Presented examples came from countries known for their digital health care as well as from regions where the pressure of corona infections has greatly accelerated existing digital care approaches. Speakers come from Estonia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, the UK, Austria, Germany and Poland.

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Opening speech Dr Jaanus Pikani, Chairman of ScanBalt

Opening speech Dr Thomas Steffen, State Secretary, German Ministry of Health

Keynote speech Clayton Hamilton, World Health Organization

Kynote speech Prof Ralf Kindervater, BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH

Keynote speech Dr Gerd Meier zu Köcker (video) Clusteragency Baden-Württemberg

Best practice examples: European cluster organisations during the COVID-19 crisis

Session I Digital solutions for European cross-border collaboration in healthcare Recording of the session

Prof Peeter Ross
Tallinn University of Technology

Best practice examples from

  • Dr Corinna Glasner, University of Groningen & University Medical Center Groningen – The Netherlands
    “Innovations for safer healthcare in the Dutch-German cross-border region”
  • Sarah Lidé, Medical Valley Alliance – Denmark “The case for data across borders”
    Iris Meyenburg-Altwarg
  • Geir Arnhoff, hannoverimpuls/Dossier – Germany/Norway
    “Nursing Capacity and Competencies are key to Healthcare Response Ability”
  • Dr Alexander Zink, University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich – Germany
    “The European Patient Journey. How SARS-CoV-2 shed light on the importance of digital approaches when reaching out to affected individuals and talking about ‘people-centered’ health care”
  • Dr Arho Virkki, Turku University Hospital – Finland
    “Exchange of Patient Data in Cross-Border Research”
  • Dr Therese Feiler, BioM / Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
    “What’s the Damage? Proportionality and the Ethics of Crisis Response“

    Session II Digital solutions for European health research Recording of the session

    Lars Lindsköld
    Swelife / AI Innovation of Sweden / VGR/ University of Gothenburg

    Best practice examples from

  • Sonja Aits, Lund University – Sweden
    “Using Big data to extract knowledge – examples from COVID-19”
  • Prof Carsten Ullrich, Centogene – Germany “Preventive high-throughput-testing SARS CoV2”
  • Prof Alfonso Valencia, Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Spain “COVID-19, medical data and the medicine of the future”
  • Prof Adriana Maggi, MIND (Milano Innovation District) – Italy “The Lombardy Region Covid-19 Biobank Network”
    Dr Klaus Donsa, “JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH/HEALTH –Institute for Biomedicine and Health Sciences” – Austria “BARS – Digital warehouse for COVID-19 stratification”
  • Dr Karolina Tkaczuk, Sano – Centre for Computational Personalised Medicine – Poland “Computational Medicine challenges in the times of pandemics”
  • Prof Sebastian Merkel, Bochum University – Germany “COOP4HEALTH.NRW – A health data cooperative”

Session III Digital solutions for resilient population protection (tracing/early pandemic warning systems etc.)

Joaquim Cunha Health Cluster Portugal

Best practice examples from

  • Toralf Schnell, University hospital Greifswald – Germany
    “Digital Patient Navigation – The Use of Digital Solutions for better handling of the COVID-19 Pandemic”
  • Thibault Helleputte, DNAlytics – Belgium
    “Data-Driven Hospital Load Management in Belgium during Covid19 outbreak.”
  • Isabelle de Zegher, MyData 4 Pandemic Thematic Group – Belgium
    Paul Knowles, MyData Health – UK
    “How to optimize prevention while maximizing mobility in COVID-19. The MyData approach for responsible & citizen centric management of pandemics”
  • Duarte Sequeira, Shared Services for Ministry of Health, EPE/Health Care Systems Unit – Portugal
    “Large-scale Case and Contact Management Information System (first pilot in 7 days after starting development)”
  • Emil Syundyukov, Koatum/University of Latvia – Latvia 15.55 – 16.10Coffee break

    Session IV Digital solutions for a protective elderly care system Recording of the session

Prof Josef Hilbert
Network of German Regions for Health

Best practice examples from

  • Bisljim Braimi, Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark – Denmark “Video consulting during COVID-19 crisis”
  • Dr Eila Erkkilä, Oulu Health – Finland
    “Digital patient monitoring system for triage – Kaikuhealth App”
  • Dr Attila Wohlbrandt, Digital Health Center, Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam – Germany
    “Smart4Health – A European Health Data Space in citizen’s hands”
  • Ivailo Dachov, DHI Cluster – Bulgaria
    “Covid19 hospital-at-home monitoring. The missing part in EU healthcare”
  • Orientina Di Giovanni, Careapt – Italy
    “Tele-health network for Parkinson Disease during COVID-19”
  • Thomas Karopka, Network of German Regions for Health/BioCon Valley GmbH – Germany
    “In search of broadening and deepening: Digital based disease management programmes in Germany”Keynote speech Knut Mager, Head Global Data Privacy, Novartis