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Evidence-based treatments ideally suited for the individual patient emerged as the new strategy to tackle unmet medical needs. Such innovative “personalised medicine” approaches often make use of “Big Data”, so called not only for its sheer volume but also for its complexity and diversity.

While Big Data have been embraced and been successfully implemented in many other sectors (such as banking or retail) already for a long time, the Health Care industry is lagging behind. Even though first promising insights have been obtained in research, the global application of Big Data in every day Health Care is still in its infancy.

Which obstacles have to be removed for a successful application of Big Data in Health Care? What can be learned from other sectors? What are the latest research finding and innovative applications that are waiting to hit the market and revolutionize diagnosis and treatment for patients? Which measures are currently taken on a national and international level to help the Health Care system undergo this fundamental change towards a personalised medicine?

These questions form the basis for the programme of the 

3rd International Systems Biomedicine Symposium
“Big Data in Health Care – Challenges, Innovations and Implementation”

The two-day conference will integrate the entire life cycle of Big Data in Health Care and will address both achievements and breakthroughs in science, how to address the hurdles from discovery to implementation and solutions to overcome them. It aims to foster the dialogue between research performers and funders in such a way that clear recommendations and actions can be designed. Besides opinion statements and scientific presentations, ample time will be given for networking opportunities and exchange between the different stakeholders.


Sessions Overview

The common denominator for the 3rd International Systems Biomedicine Symposium will be the issue of Big Data and how it will drive developments in Personalized Medicine in Europe.

The first session of the conference will deal with the different hurdles that the implementation of Big Data into health care is still facing today. We bring together experts from the fields of law, education and economics to share their view on the challenges that need to be overcome in order to successfully implement a new era in medicine. By opening the conference with this topic, we aim to trigger a critical though progressive spirit of conference and stimulate discussion among the different stakeholders.

A big part of the conference will be reserved to discuss the latest innovations in the field of Big Data. Both high-ranking academic scientists as well as big industry players will be invited to Luxembourg to share their latest results in the fields of high-throughput analyses of clinical samples for novel diagnostic approaches and personalized medicine. A special session will be reserved for latest developments in e-health such as app and smartwatch technologies.

The last session of the conference is meant to plan out the steps for the successful implementation of such innovation. By featuring recent success stories in the field of policymaking, finance and education, we aim to provide practical examples on how the use of Big Data in health care can be accelerated.