smartHEALTH European Digital Innovation Hub’s Annual Forum (17-18/1/2024): Cutting edge technologies for the digital transformation in Health

The European Digital Innovation Hub “smartHEALTH” successfully held its Annual Forum on January 17th and 18th, 2024, at the NCSR “Demokritos” (Neapoleos 27 &, Patriarchou Gregoriou E, Ag. Paraskevi 153 41), to review its first year of operation. The event showcased cutting-edge technologies, digital solutions, and applications for the healthcare sector, as well as the most significant results and initiatives of smartHEALTH.

The two-day program featured keynote speeches by top experts, engaging presentations, and roundtable discussions on the implementation of new technologies in healthcare, along with interactive educational seminars in the following areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Cybersecurity
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Interoperability

Participants at the Annual Forum had the opportunity to exchange information, share ideas, and learn about technological innovations and business opportunities in the digital health sector. The event provided networking opportunities with representatives from the digital health ecosystem of the country.

You can see smartHEALTH’s Annual Forum 2024 final program here (in the Greek language).

The event was honored by the presence of the Prime Minister of Greece, Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, accompanied by the Minister of Development, Mr. Konstantinos Skrekas, the Deputy Minister of Development, responsible for Research and Innovation, Mr. Maximus Senetakis, and the General Secretary of Research & Innovation, Mr. Athanasios Kyriazis. Additionally, a brief greeting on behalf of the Minister of Health was delivered by Dr. Aris Angelis, the General Secretary for Strategic Planning at the Ministry of Health, while the participants were welcomed by Dr. Georgios Nounesis, Director and President of the Board of Directors of NCSR “Demokritos”.

Highlights of the event included:

  • Dr. Timos Sellis, Director of the “Archimedes” Research Unit of the “Athena” Research Center and Member of the High-Level Advisory Committee for Artificial Intelligence, spoke on “The Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Transformation of Healthcare.”
  • Roundtable discussions on topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, and High-Performance Computing (in collaboration with EURO CC@Greece) in the healthcare sector.
  • Dr. W. Ed Hammond, Director of the Duke Center for Health Informatics at Duke University, delivered a speech as part of the panel “Interoperability as a Tool for Accelerating Digital Transformation in Healthcare,” organized in collaboration with HL7-Hellas.
  • A roundtable discussion on the services of the smartHEALTH hub, featuring speakers discussing the benefits they derived from the hub’s services and the prospects for joint actions and initiatives.
  • A roundtable discussion on the broader role of European Digital Innovation Hubs and their benefits for society and healthcare, with the participation of other Greek hubs: GR digiGov-innoHUB, Smart Attica EDIH, and Health Hub.
  • Roundtable discussions on market trends in the healthcare sector and the role of venture capital.
  • Other activities included a pitching session organized in collaboration with the Hellenic Digital Health Cluster, and interactive workshops by hub partners and external collaborators.

The European Digital Innovation Hub “smartHEALTH” brings together leading research and innovation organizations in Greece’s digital health sector, with a vision to support small and medium-sized enterprises, startups, midcaps, and the public sector in addressing the contemporary challenges of digital transformation.

Speeches, discussions, and workshops within the framework of the Annual Forum smartHEALTH 2024.

The entirety of the smartHEALTH Annual Forum has been recorded and is available on our YouTube channel.

Day 1 – January 17, 2024 | Speeches, Presentations & Discussions

Day 1 – January 17, 2024 | Workshops

Specialized workshops took place in the Small Hall of the exhibition center.

Day 2 – January 18, 2024 | Speeches, Presentations & Discussions

Day 2 – January 18, 2024 | Workshops

Until the next smartHEALTH Annual Forum…

The two-day program featured keynote speeches by top experts, engaging presentations, and roundtable discussions on the implementation of new technologies in the healthcare sector, along with multiple interactive educational seminars.

Many thanks to all speakers, panelists, trainers, and participants in the audience, who honored us with their presence and active participation, valuable comments, and insights during this two-day journey into the future of digital health in Greece!

Finally, a big thank you to our hub partner NCSR “DEMOKRITOS” for their warm hospitality, as well as to all our partners and collaborators for their valuable contribution to the organization of this event. The journey doesn’t stop here! Follow us on Social Media to stay informed about our upcoming events and activities: FacebookLinkedInTwitter

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