Post-Conference Report “Big Data in Health” 2018

The “Big Data in Health” Conference was held at Salerno (Italy) on June 6-8, 2018.

The event was organized by Enrico Capobianco (CCS Computational Biology & Bioinformatics program, University of Miami, FL-US) in collaboration with the Universities of Salerno, Perugia, Roma (Cattolica), and was co-sponsored by Roche Pharma Italy. Follow up publications will appear on Frontiers in Medicine and Journal of Clinical Medicine.

About 60 people registered and participated to the 5 sessions in the program. The audience was a mix of clinicians, academicians, researchers in industry, health administrative sector-, and other health professionals, thus confirming the spirit of the initiative aimed to propose an integrative multidisciplinary approach to Big Data in Health, particularly from the Electronic Health Records perspective.

Advances in Precision Medicine, wellbeing and biological age were proposed, together with studies covering a spectrum of complex diseases (cancer, CVD, kydney, AR, epilepsy). Presentations are available at the links below.

Big Data in Health Conference, June 6-8, 2018, University of Salerno, Italy, auditorium

Big Data in Health are already exerting a profound impact on biomedicine. Examples include:

  • The centrality of Electronic Health Records (EHR) in public health and epidemiological studies and in scientific publications
  • The foundational role of high-throughput genomics and integrated multiplexed omics to advance experimental biology
  • The depth at which high-resolution imaging is achieving unprecedented accuracy

In light of the emerging digital medicine paradigm, the role of digital phenotypes has become crucial to characterize diseases.

Comprehensive approaches are now conceived for the analysis of multi-evidenced data, i.e., data generated from multiple sources, such as cells, organs, individual lifestyle and social habits, environment, population dynamics, etc.

The other emerging N-of-1 paradigm is inspired by individualization of care and cure. Health across wellbeing and disease stages is leveraging through technology the idea of connectedness, thus converging to a dichotomy already in use at the social level, i.e. ‘connected being’ vs ‘disconnected being’.

Through examples of recent and ongoing studies and applications, the main questions addressed at the 2018 Big Data in Health Conference were:

  • Is digitalization being disruptive in health?
  • Are EHR filling the knowledge clinical gaps in support of patients?
  • What are the major bottlenecks and fast tracks for healthy ageing?
  • How Big Data can help doctors stop big killers?

 

Riepilogo degli interventi  |  2018 Big Data in Health Talks

Luigi Pavone – IRCCS Neuromed Pozzilli (IS)

A Machine Learning Approach to Detect Siezures in-Patients with Drug-Resistant Epilepsy by Luigi Pavone

Gennaro Galasso – Università degli Studi di Salerno

Big Biomedical Data and Cardiovascular Disease

Giovanni Veronesi (with Antonella Zambon) – University of Insubria, Varese

Big Data and Precision Prevention Opportunities and Challenges for Biostatisticians

Alessandro Gialluisi, PhD – IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo Neuromed, Pozzilli (IS)

Big Data Approaches for the Estimation of Biological Age: A New Perspective for the Moli-sani Study

Robert Alexander, MD – IBM Italia

Big Data, Big Mistakes, Artificial Intelligence, and The Future

Alberto Sanna – Direttore Centro Technologie Avanzate per la Salute ed il Benessere nei Sistemi Socio-Tecnologici

I Big Data e l’Ingegneria della Consapevolezza La Salute ed il Benessere nei sistemi socio-tecnologici

Marialuisa Sensi – Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori

Definition of Consensus Melanoma Subtypes with Distinct Phenotypes and Clinical Implications

Roberta Bosotti – Nerviano Medical Sciences s.r.l.

Development of Personalized Medicine in Oncology

Roberto Scalamonga – Roche

Diagnostic Innovation and Personalized Therapeutic Opportunities for Cancer Patients

Federica Cabitsa – Università degli Studi di Milano  – Bicocca

Big e Not-So-Small Data Nella Practica Ortopedica

Vittorio Scarano – Carmine Spagnuolo e Gennaro Cardasco

Massive Simulation for Health Policy Making

Mario De Santis – Osservatorio Sanitario

Mega Ellas Project: A General Practitioner Data Warehouse for 500,000 Citizens

Roberto Tagliaferri (with Angela Serra and Paola Galdi) – Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli

Multi-View Learning in Biomedical Applications in the Big Data Era

 

 

Big Data in Health Conference, June 6-8, 2018, University of Salerno, Italy, auditorium

Salerno, Italy, street, night time

Salerno, Italy, street, night time

Salerno, Italy, street, night time

Salerno, Italy, night time

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