Friday, 29th March 2019

Digitalization of University Medicine

Chair: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Pirich, Dean PMU

8:30 am

How Can We Prepare Our Students for Digitalization?

Prof. Dr. Jörg Goldhahn
Deputy Head, Institute of Translational Medicine,
Medical Director, Bachelor Study of Human Medicine, ETH Zürich

9:15 am

Panel Discussion

8:45 am

The Future of Medical Education

Prof. Dr. Albert Scherpbier
Dean, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University and Vice President Maastrict UMC+

10:00 am



9:00 am

Digitalization Initiatives at the University Hospital Center (in German)

PD Dr. Jens Eckstein
CMIO, Leitender Arzt, Prozesse/Klinische IT Universitätsspital Basel


Telemedicine – How Much Closeness Does the Patient Need?

Chair: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Eugen Trinka, Dean PMU

10:20 am

Advances in Medical Applications through Digitalization – Chances and Potentials

DI Dr. Sabine Herlitschka
Chair, Board of Management, Infineon Technologies Austria AG

11:05 am

Panel Discussion


10:35 am

The Connected Patient – the Connected Hospital: Advances in the Human Brain Project

Prof. Dr. Philippe Ryvlin
Vorstand des Departments für Klinische Neurowissenschaften am Universitätsspital Lausanne

12:00 pm

Lunch Break


10:50 am

How is Telemedicine Changing our Profession – Now and in the Future?

Dr. Karl Forstner,
Präsident der Ärztekammer Salzburg


Personalized Medicine and Big Data

Chair: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Eva Rohde, Vice Rector PMU

1:00 pm

The Importance of Systems Medicine for the Future of Clinical Practice

Prof. Dr. Harald Schmidt
Head of Department of Pharmacology und Personalized Medicine, Maastricht University

1:45 pm

Panel Discussion


1:15 pm

Digital Life Sciences & eHealth – Examples for Applications

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Lindstaedt
CEO Scientific Director, Know-Center GmbH, Graz
Director of Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science (ISDS), TU Graz

2:45 pm



1:30 pm

Pharmac-omics and OMICs Medicine – Status Report

Prof. Richard Weinshilboum
Dasburg Professor of Cancer Genomics Research
Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science


Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Chair: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Arne Bathke, Dean Salzburg University

3:00 pm

Symptoma – Better Diagnosis

Dr. Jama Nateqi
Founder of Symptoma

3.30 pm

Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning – the Physician´s Perspective

a.o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Schirmer
University Clinic for Internal Medicine II, Innsbruck

3:15 pm

Artificial Intelligence for Better Care

Prof. Dr. André Dekker
Full Professor for Clinical Data Science, Maastricht University

3:45 pm

Panel Discussion


Ethics in the University Medicine of the Future: “Fig Leaf”, Comfort Factor or Thorn?

4:45 pm

PD Dr. Jürgen Wallner, MBA
Head of Center for Ethics, Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, Austria

5:15 pm

Closing Remarks