Take part in the ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum at [BC]2, to share solutions for preventive medicine and the whole learning ecosystem of health

The learning ecosystem of health

[BC]2 will host a one-day ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum entitled “Building the learning ecosystem of health: from data tracking to preventive medicine” on 13 September. The aim of the day is to foster knowledge sharing and collaborations between academia and industry around the technologies, data science and learnings’ implementation associated with preventive medicine and treatment follow-up. The forum will include talks from high-profile speakers, interactive panel discussions, and selected talks from across the biomedical research and healthcare ecosystem.

About ELIXIR

ELIXIR unites Europe’s leading life science organizations in managing and safeguarding the increasing volume of data being generated by research. It coordinates, integrates and sustains bioinformatics resources across its member states and enables users in academia and industry to access services that are vital for their research.

From treatment to prevention: challenges in data management and analysis

Biomedical research has traditionally focused on disease diagnosis and treatment. With the recent surge of data from healthy citizens or from patients in the post-treatment phase, the new horizon in healthcare lies in better detecting signs of disease onset or in avoiding long-term relapses with the ultimate goal of preventing both.  

The ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum will explore solutions to better understand the different components of the learning ecosystem of health and preventive medicine, from technologies (hardware, software) to track data and data management (incl. access, collection, storage, sharing, reuse, as well as legal aspects thereof), to data integration, analysis (interoperability standards, methods, interpretation) and translation into preventive guidelines and healthcare measures.


Do you contribute to these issues?
What are the missing pieces of the puzzle to develop knowledge and preventive medicine?
Which are the technologies, methods, processes, standards… needed to advance learnings about health and increase benefits for citizens?
What is promising, which contributions are necessary…?

These are some of the questions which will be addressed during the day, through invited talks, selected presentations as well as panel discussions.

Welcoming submissions from the private sector and academia

These topics represent high-stake challenges that can only be addressed through the tight collaboration of citizens, clinicians, academic researchers, pharma/biotech companies, health insurance providers, and governmental institutions, and citizens. The Forum therefore aims to bring together representatives from different areas within the preventive healthcare ecosystem. 

To discuss solutions connecting the different components of the learning ecosystem of health (see figure above), the Forum’s Programme Committee is welcoming submissions from industry (start-ups and SMEs, as well as large companies) and academia in areas related to: 

  • Health data collection technologies (hardware and software) focusing on healthy citizens and/or patients in post-treatment phase; 
  • Data management; 
  • Research or data integration & analysis;
  • Converting learnings into healthcare guidelines/policies.

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed and selected for presentation by the Programme Committee.

For more information, please have a look at the abstract submission guideline.