REGISTRATION OPEN! Conference: EHDS, for a Data-driven Health Transformation | 30 May 2024 | Brussels

REGISTRATION OPEN! Conference: EHDS, for a Data-driven Health Transformation | 30 May 2024 | Brussels

Event Date: 30 May 2024

Date: 30th MAY 2024
Place: Marie-Elisabeth Belpaire building, Flemish Government (Bd Simon Bolivar 17, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium)
Time: 9:15-15:00

The EDAH Consortium organises a side event in the frame of the high-level Conference on Personalised Medicine on May 28th and 29th of May. This is a great opportunity to delve into EHDS aspects concerning secondary use of health data use and personalised medicine, particularly in industry settings.

This initiative, supported by Biocat, ScanBalt, Council of European BioRegions, Health Cluster Portugal, and local partners like the Flemish GovernmentSciensano and SITRA, aims to update EHDS status and highlight opportunities for advancing personalised treatments in both public and private research realms.

Join us to discuss relevant aspects of the European Health Data Space (EHDS) regarding the secondary use of data and personalised medicine for the European ecosystems!


08:45 – 09:15 Coffee & Registration

09:15 – 09:20 Welcome & Introduction by Montse Daban and Jaanus Pikani

09:20 – 10:00 Keynote: EHDS – Catalyzing data for Health Innovation (Elina Drakvik, Senior Lead at Finish Innovation Fund SITRA)

10.00 – 11:00 Session I- Best Practice Sharing

The session will explore initiatives, projects and networks on health data use to inspire other regions, member states and networks in their data space challenges. 

  • MODERATOR: Montse Daban, Director of Science Policy and Internationalisation at Biocat
  • Salvador Capella, INB Team Lead at Barcelona Supercomputing Center
  • Andres Metspalu, Professor at the University of Tartu
  • Joaquim Cunha, Executive Director at Health Cluster Portugal

11.00 – 11:30 Networking Coffee

11:30 – 11:45 Keynote presentation: Kathleen D’Hondt, Policy Advisor Department Economy, Science and Innovation at Flemish Government

11:45 – 12:30 Session II- Unlocking the Potential

This session will be dedicated to the implementation of the EHDS. Implementation is multidimensional; common policies need to be aligned with and need to be complementary to the EHDS, the digital transformation and the appropriate technical infrastructures are key requirements for participating in the EHDS. Finally, all stakeholders in the health system need to be mobilised to ensure optimal implementation and early buy-in.

  • MODERATOR: Nienke Schutte, Head of the EU Health Information System Unit at Sciensano
  • Michel Silvestri, Head of Unit at the Coordination Department at the Swedish eHealth Agency
  • Michele Calabro, Director at EUREGHA
  • Jaanika Merilo (TBC), Head of eHealth Strategy at the Ministry of Social Affairs
  • Mario Jendrossek (TBC), European and International Affairs Director at Health Data Hub

12.30 – 13:30 Session III – ScanBalt-EDAH Declaration

Since 2019, ScanBalt has followed the EHDS development process by formulating declarations based on the feedback collected from stakeholders. Now, that the European Parliament has approved the EHDS regulation, we have collecting another round of feedback in the framework of EDAH project. The results results of this survey together with the highlights of the EIT Health’s Think Tank report, “Implementing the European Health Data Space across Europe” will be presented and discussed at the session.

  • MODERATOR: Jaanus Pikani, Chairman at ScanBalt 
  • Rabea Knorr, Head of Industrial Health at Sphin-X
  • Ernst Martin Walsken, President at Dig-In-Health
  • Jean-Marc Bourez, CEO at EIT Health
  • Leander Vranken, Senior Policy Officer at EUCOPE 
  • Aneta Tyszkiewicz, Director Digital and Data at EFPIA
  • Jan-Philip Beck, Partner at Vintura

13:30 – 13:45 Key takeaways

13:45 – 13:50 Closing

13:50 – 15:00 Networking time!



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