Monday 15/7/2024

12-1: lunch


1-1.40: Plenary session: Welcome

Introduction by the meeting host (Barry Fitzgerald)

Welcome address by the local hosts (UvA rector Peter Paul Verbeek, host Alfons Hoekstra)

Welcome address by the European Commission (Margherita Fanos & Kyriacos Hatzaras)

Introduction to EDITH, VHT roadmap & purpose of the meeting (Liesbet Geris)


1.40-2.55: Strategic session 1: Healthcare-related infrastructures

Keynote: Jens Habermann (BBMRI-ERIC and European Life Science Research Infrastructures)


·         Kyriacos Hatzaras (European Commission - DG CNECT)

·         Jeroen Beliën (Amsterdam UMC)

·         Claire Biot (Dassault Systèmes)

·         Christopher Esterhuyse  (University of Amsterdam)


2.55-3.15: coffee break


3.15-4.30: Plenary session: EDITH proof of concept infrastructure from user perspective

Researchers : connecting resources in the VHT

Caroline Roney, Laura Bevis, Elisa Rauseo (Queen Mary University of London)

Amaryllis Raouzaiou (Athena Research and Innovation Center)

Communities : federated nature of the VHT

Martin Golebiewski (Heidelberg Institute of Theoretical Studies)

Sofia Karvounari (Athena Research and Innovation Center)

Industry : interactions of company services/activities with VHT (ELEM - Athena)

       Mariano Vázquez (ELEM)

Evita Mailli (Athena Research and Innovation Center)

Healthcare providers : deployment at bedside in clinical workflows

Vincent Uyttendaele (Insilicare)

Konstantinos Triantos (Athena Research and Innovation Center)

Patient : functionality to upload own data in the VHT

       Sabato Mellone (University of Bologna)

Amaryllis Raouzaiou (Athena Research and Innovation Center)


4.30-4.40: Introduction of the breakout sessions (Liesbet Geris)


4.40-5: coffee break


5-7: Breakout sessions

Technical/ELSI breakouts on final inputs for Roadmap:

(1)  Digital health economics: Edwin Morley-Fletcher (Lynkeus); Enzo Fabiani (DigitalEurope)

(2)  Use cases & proof-of-concept infrastructure: Sabato Mellone (University of Bologna)

(3)  Standards: Martin Golebiewski and Gerhard Mayer (Heidelberg Institute of Theoretical Studies)

(4)  Communication strategy & stakeholders: Davide Montesarchio, Martina Contin, Goran Stanic and Zita Van Horenbeeck (VPH institute)

(5)  Balancing roles and responsibilities: how to define user profiles: Gökhan Ertaylan, Simon Denil, Frederic Jung (VITO); Frank Rademakers (UZ Leuven - KU Leuven)

(6)  EU-AM-AP collaboration: Liesbet Geris (VPH institute)

(7)  Unlocking research infrastructures to broader community: Marco Verdicchio, Sagar Dolas (SURF); Amaryllis Raouzaiou (Athena Research and Innovation Center)


7-…: dinner


Tuesday 16/7/2024

8.30-9.30: Plenary session: reporting of breakouts

Interactive session with questions for entire audience (breakout session chairs)


9.30-10.45: Strategic session 2 : Regulatory science and policy update

Keynote 1: Aldo Badano (USA-FDA)

Keynote 2 : Kelly Brown-Plueschke (EMA)

Keynote 3 : Nada Alkhayat (European Commission, DG SANTE)


10.45-11.15: coffee break


11.15-12.30: Strategic session 3 : Healthcare professionals & patients

Keynote: Folkert W. Asselbergs (Amsterdam UMC & University of Amsterdam) Panel:

·         Gernot Marx (Uniklinik Aachen)

·         Job Leenen (Isala Hospital)

·         Valentina Stramiello (European Patient Forum)

·         Frank Rademakers (UZ Leuven – KU Leuven) 

12.30-1.30: lunch


1.30-2.45: Strategic session 4 : Bringing the VHT to society

Keynote: Signe Mežinska (University of Latvia)

Panel :

·         Jolien Roovers (Dept. Economy, Science& Innovation of the Flemish government)

·         Rossana Alessandrello (AQuAS)

·         Frank van Praat (KPMG-NL/AMdEX)

·         Marco Verdicchio (SURF)

2.45-3.45: Plenary session: recommendations & validation

Short presentations of different aspects, public discussion, active participation  (Liesbet Geris)


3.45-4: Next steps & wrap-up  (Liesbet Geris & Barry Fitzgerald)