Newswise — Lawrenceville, NJ, USA—October 23, 2019—ISPOR—the professional society for health economics and outcomes research—will begin its ISPOR Europe 2019 2-6 November 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference will center on the timely theme, “Digital Transformation of Healthcare: Changing Roles and Sharing Responsibilities.”

The following plenary sessions and highlighted events will be featured at the upcoming conference.

Plenary 1: , “Healthcare Digitalization: Instant, On Demand, and Always Connected” Monday, 4 November 2019 As digitalization continues to be the main driver for healthcare systems’ evolution, this panel will explore the objectives, incentives, and aspirations of the new players in digital transformation and how the roles of traditional stakeholders are changing. Panelists include: Bogi Eliasen; Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark (moderator); Elena Bonfiglioli; Microsoft, Brussels, Belgium; Alexandra Goncalves, MD, PhD, MMSc; Philips Healthcare, Cambridge, MA, USA; Julian Isla; Microsoft and Foundation 29, Madrid, Spain; Peter Knox, MPP; The Life Raft Group, Wayne, NJ, USA; Ernst Kuipers, MD PhD; Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; and Rebecca Miksad, MD; Flatiron Health, Boston, MA, USA.

Plenary 2: “Shaping the Digital Healthcare System” Tuesday, 5 November 2019 This session will explore how healthcare systems are adapting and valuing new technological developments—such as genomics, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, etc—to deliver more productive, effective, and personal care for patients. Panelists include : Petra Wilson; Health Connect Partners and FTI Consulting, Brussels, Belgium (moderator); Deborah James; Author, Columnist, Patient Advocate, London, England, UK; Pekka Kahri, MSc; Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland; Thomas Senderovitz; Danish Medicines Agency and HMA Management Group, Copenhagen, Denmark; and Tristan van Doormaal, MD, PhD; University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Plenary 3: “Big Healthcare Data: Endless Opportunities for Research and Learning” Wednesday, 6 November 2019 This session will examine the vast opportunities and significant challenges of big data in healthcare with leading global experts who are using these tools to advance research and to drive learning healthcare systems. Panelists include: Dorte Gyrd-Hansen, PhD, MSc; Danish Centre for Health Economics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark (moderator); Laura Hatfield, PhD; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Michal Rosen-Zvi, PhD; IBM Research and The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, and Jeremy A. Rassen, ScD, Aetion, Inc, New York, NY, USA.

Featured Sessions: ISPOR Europe 2019 offers a wide variety of sessions, including a number of featured sessions. A number of Spotlight Sessions throughout the conference highlight important topics, including transparency of real-world evidence, genomics and health outcomes, and medical device development. The ISPOR Ideas Lab is an interactive session that will bring fresh perspectives  and new insights to improve healthcare decision making at system level. The ISPOR Short Course Program of half- and full-day short courses will be offered on 2-3 November 2019.

ISPOR is recognized globally as the leading professional society for health economics and outcomes research and its role in improving healthcare decisions. ISPOR Europe 2019 expects to draw more than 5000 healthcare stakeholders with an interest in HEOR, including researchers and academicians, assessors and regulators, payers and policymakers, the life sciences industry, healthcare providers, and patient engagement organizations.

Additional information on the conference can be found at: Conference Information | Program | Registration Information | Short Course Program | Exhibits & Sponsorship | Press



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