CONNECT University Autumn School 2020 | Digital Health

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    Andreea DUMITRASCU
    17 March 2020 - updated 6 months ago
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With the use of technology in health now more important than ever, CONNECT University organised this year from 21 September until 2 October a special fifth anniversary edition that aimed to share knowledge and information about the latest innovations in the area of digital health. High-level experts together with internal speakers presented cutting-edge innovations and foster dynamic conversation addressing how technology is transforming healthcare, including the way digital technologies such as 5G mobile communication, artificial intelligence or supercomputing offer new opportunities that could transform the way we receive and provide health services.

The coronavirus pandemic has shown us that digital technology is a key component of our collective effort to tackle the virus. Moreover, they are crucial in improving the overall health outcomes in Europe, reshaping the way patients are diagnosed, diseases are treated and drugs are discovered. Through our programme we highlighted how the digital solutions within the health sector could bring tremendous benefits to both citizens and businesses. This ‘back-to-school’ edition targeted not only people seeking to advance their knowledge in digital health, but also those who are not familiar with the topic and aim to broaden their horizons by learning about a completely new field of interest. All the sessions were live-streamed and the recordings of the events are available on the CONNECT University video space

CONNECT University is delighted to announce that in order to recognise the investment made by participants in attending the events, diplomas were given if more than 7 sessions were followed. 


Day I: 21.09.2020

Introductory session: A European perspective on the transformation of healthcare enabled by digital

Day II: 22.09.2020

Session 1: Digital healthcare: one of the top priorities for the German health system 

Session 2: Artificial Intelligence meets the health sector

Day III: 23.09.2020

Session 3: High Performance Computing and health research

Session 4: Big Data and Digital Health

Day IV: 24.09.2020

Session 5: Pandemic vs panic: fighting against disinformation

Day V: 25.09.2020

Session 6: How Digital Health is transforming oncology care

Session 7: Digital tools and brain health

Day VI: 28.09.2020

Session 8: Cybersecurity: a priority for healthcare delivery

Day VII: 29.09.2020

Session 9: Blockchain: Opportunities for healthcare 

Day VIII: 01.10.2020

Session 10: 5G and Healthcare

Day IX: 02.10.2020

Session 11: Health data and interoperability 

Closing speech - Digital health: the way forward

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