Information and Communication Technologies

Digital health: the way forward

After 12 inspiring lectures that will present the latest innovations in the area of digital health, this closing keynote speech will summarise the future benefits and challenges for digital healthcare and focus on the way forward.

What is the concrete role of digital health technologies in the future of medicine and healthcare? Which are the promising advancements that we see in this area and how will the patient journey change?


5G and Healthcare

5G is expected to have a positive impact on healthcare industry, boosting innovation for better diagnoses and treatments and enabling major advances for numerous healthcare use cases.

Easing the transfer for large MRI files, improving the remote patient monitoring and virtual care, using augmented reality in medical education and training, are only few key advantages. Join this CONNECT University session and discover how 5G could help hospitals and health systems do better.


Blockchain: Opportunities for healthcare

The emergence of blockchain helps redefining digital health. The session will bring together European Commission and external experts to talk about the way blockchain could transform healthcare, enabling key stakeholders such as doctors, pharmacists, clinical researchers to gain secure and faster access to electronic medical information.

Safer interoperability, seamless exchange of information with reduced costs are among the benefits that will be discussed.


2nd European 5G Observatory Stakeholder Workshop – 5G for growth and recovery

This workshop will be the opportunity to review the main findings of the second year of the 5G Observatory and to exchange views on the current state of play of 5G deployment, the latest market trends and in particular the impact of the current crisis on the 5G progress. It will also serve as input for the planned update of the Action Plan for 5G and 6G as announced in the Commission’s Digital Strategy last February.


Digital tools and brain health

Digital technology has the potential to make a significant impact on brain health, the most complex organ in our body. Advances in technology are helping to better understand the causes of conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, mood disorders.

This CONNECT University session looks at how digital innovations are helping our brain health, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment. How can we use technology to improve Europe's mental health?


How Digital Health is transforming oncology care

Technological advances are a driving force for developments in medicine, enabling new ways of diagnosing and treating patients. The session will increase awareness on early stage diagnosis methods using innovative digital health strategies.

The highlight will be on the future of oncology and the benefits brought by technology on personalisation, diagnosis and prognosis. The model of virtual consultation panels for rare disease patients –the first one at EU level - will be presented during the lecture.



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