“Showcases of the digital technologies in the health sector: how can technology help detect or tackle a disease?”

09:00 – 13:00 am CET

Hosted by MEP Stelios Kympouropoulos (EPP, Greece) and MEP Maria da Graça CARVALHO (EPP, Portugal) 

European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, Room 6Q1 and Online

Moderated by Ms Elizabeth Kuiper

09:00-09:10 Welcome and Introduction 

Stelios Kympouropoulos, Member of the European Parliament (EPP, Greece)

Maria da Graça Carvalho, Member of the European Parliament (EPP, Portugal) 

09:10-9:20 Setting the scene for research and innovation in the health sector

Carmen Laplaza Santos, Head of Unit, Health Innovations and Ecosystems, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

09:15-10:35 PART I Assistive technologies and vision 

  • The use of AI to help detect blindness in children (30 minutes)

DIVE Medical team, Huawei

Dr Cao Hui, Head of Strategy& Policy, Huawei Public Affairs and Communications  Office

Victoria Pueyo, PhD in Medicine, Paediatric Ophthalmologist, Chief Scientist and    co-founder of DIVE and 

Marta Ortín, PhD in Systems Engineering and Computer Science, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of DIVE

  • AI assistive technology to guide blind and visually impaired people (20 minutes)

Maël Fabien, biped.ai CEO 

      Audience Q&A and interaction (30 minutes)

10:35-12:00 PART II Showcases of innovative technologies and medical applications 

  • AI in healthcare: from research to clinical impact (30 minutes)

Prof. Maarten De Vos, Departments of Engineering and Medicine at KU Leuven

Konstantinos Kontras, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Engineering at KU Leuven

  • Holomedicine: technological applications that blend augmented, mixed and virtual reality allowing better practice and delivery of medicine (30 minutes)
  •    Introduction to holographic technology and its application in dental care; Dr Dirk Neefs, Dentist in Ddcare and Bdent TedX Speaker, Belgium
  • Improving patient outcomes: The use of holographic technology in the clinical setting

Prof. Dr. Dirk Weyhe, Director of University Hospital for Visceral Surgery at Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg; PIUS-Hospital, Oldenburg

      Audience Q&A and interaction (30 minutes)

Written by : Stelios Kympouropoulos


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