Program Symposium "digital health – the future is now”

08:00 - 08:30 Registration & Coffee
08:30 - 08:45 Welcome address
Martin Brutsche

Session: overview on current concepts

Chairs: Sanjay Kalra, Miodrag Filipovic

08:45 - 09:15 Big data and me – from wearable to disappearable!
René Rossi, empa
09:15 - 09:45 Current state for digital health in medicine – experience from a large electronic intensive care unit practice
Sean Caples, Mayo

Session: Impact on a robotic surgery and 3-D printing

Chairs: André Dutly, Mark Wylam

09:45 - 10:15 3D technologies: structural dimensioning, segmentation, CNC fabrication
Mark Wylam, Mayo
10:15 - 10:45 Being a thoracic surgeion in the 21st century
Yaron Shargall, MC Master University
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break

Session: strategies on how to impact on individuals’ life

Chairs: René Rossi, Frank Rassouli

11:15 - 11:45 Computers are social actors: digital coaches for patients and health professionals
Tobias Kowatsch, HSG
11:45 - 12:15 Aging society and technology
Sabina Misoch, FHS St.Gallen IKOA
12:15 - 13:15 Lunch

Along the afternoon-parallel session: digital health start-up show case and innovation award ceremony

Chairs: A. Dommann, T. Kowatsch
Jury: A. Dommann, S. Misoch, M. Brutsche, A. Dutly, B. Stanek, T. Kowatsch, R. Rossi, T. Toromanovic and public voting

13.15 - 13.25 Introduction (The ecosystem of digital health start-up and new initiatives)
SIP, Medical Master, etc., Alex Dommann
13.25 - 14.15 6 Start-ups presentations (of 5' each)

Session: society, regulators and health care providers

Chairs: Sanjay Kalra, Martin Brutsche

14:15 - 14:45 Digital health in the stars
Bruno Stanek
14.45 - 15.15 How to marry digital and public health
Vasileios Nittas, University of Zurich
15:15 - 15:45 Changing horses in midstream – real world experience with switching electronic medical records at midnight
Sanjay Kalra, Mayo Clinic
15.45 - 16:15 Coffee Break

Session with round table: how to build a successful digital health initiative

Moderation: Alex Dommann, empa

16:15 - 16:35 Round table discussion
All speakers of the day and 6 start-ups
16.35 - 16:45 Vadian Digital Health prize ceremony
Tobias Kowatsch
16.45 Closure of symposium and farewell