Key Note Speakers

Sunday, August 28 
 Martin McKee (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)The Political Economy of Health - an exploration of the distribution of power in civil society, governments, corporations, and its implications for health
 Andre Kushniruk (School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria)Usability and healthcare: a reality check on the usability and safety of our systems
Monday, August 29 
 Albert-Lázló Barabási (Center for Complex Network Research Northeastern University, Boston)Network Medicine: From Cellular Networks to the Human Diseasome
 Andrew Teschendorff (University College London)Cancer System-omics: a statistical mechanics perspective
 Christoph Lehmann (Division of Neonatology, Vanderbilt University, USA)Making EHRs safer for Children: Developing a Model Pediatric EHR
Tuesday, August 30 
 Andrew ThomsonEstimands - Recent discussions and advances
 Peter Jüni (Applied Health Research Centre, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto)Trial designs, old and new, to overcome today’s challenges in therapeutic research
 Dipak Kalra (Institute of Health Informatics, University College London)Scaling up the value of health Big Data for learning health ecosystems
 Georgia Salanti (Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine University of Bern)Evidence-based planning of future clinical trials
Wednesday, August 31 
 Oliver Razum (School of Public Health, Epidemiology & International Public Health, Bielefeld University)Migration and health: of access barriers and entitlement restrictions
 Karien Stronks (Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam)Understanding the chronic disease burden in ethnic minority populations: a plea for complexity
 Angela Kennedy (Department of Health Informatics and Information Management, Louisiana Tech University)Intersectoral documentation and communication – success and failure stories in the US
 Viktor Mayer-Schönberger (Oxford Internet Institute)Big Data - a Big Deal for the Medical Community
 Shari Langemak (Medscape, Germany)The Future is already here: 5 Innovations that will change Healthcare forever
Thursday, September 1 
 Michal Abrahamowicz (McGill University)Unmeasured Confounding - the Achilles heel of Observational Epidemiological Research: Challenges and New Methods
 Iain E. Buchan (Farr Institute for Health Informatics Research, University of Manchester, UK)Informatics for Health needs Informatics of Place
 Veerle Coupé (VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam)Modelling health and economic outcomes in cancer
Friday, September 2 
 Arfan Ikram (Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus MC Rotterdam) High-dimensional omics research: experiences from the Rotterdam Study