On October 9th till 10th RES-Q IT team had a chance to visit a beautiful city of Zaandam, which is right next to Amsterdam in Netherlands.

Conference World Summit AI was organized by Inspired Minds Media Ltd in former factory site which was rebuilt into an art gallery and meeting center.

This annual two-day world conference was focused on sharing the most advanced achievements in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in various industry fields. Speakers were all important leaders in their expertise. I can mention CTO of Amazon Dr. Vogels talking about speech recognition in Alexa or UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education, Stefania Giannini, representant’s discussion about e-learning. Very interesting was a talk from Prof. Gary Marcus, the author of the book “Rebooting AI - building AI we can trust”. We realized that AI is not smart yet.

Important part of conference was also business area with booths from many AI oriented companies and even two governmental offices (Canada and Malta).

 

 

The main topics were:

  1.  AI IN ACTION – USECASES
  2.  STARTUP, SCALEUPS AND UNICORNS
  3.  DEEP DIVE TECH TALKS
  4.  AI UNDER THE HOOD WORKSHOPS

 

The opening of conference was started with video & DJ show and all participants were welcomed by Dutch royal prince Constantijn of Orange-Nassau. We also have had an opportunity to present our RES-Q IT project during frequent discussions in business area.

 

 

 

On October 23rd RES-Q had the chance to visit one of the beautiful cities of Poland – Gliwice. The conference regarding Personalized Medicine for Health, organized by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Centre, Institute of Oncology in Gliwice, Regional Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU established at Silesian University of Technology, Polish National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU, was held in that city.

 

 

In the program of this one-day event were included flash presentations of the research projects already carried out in Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic, Austria and Poland, last calls in the Health section of the Horizon 2020 programme and an overview of health related topics in Horizon Europe.

The main topics were:

  1. Utilization of Big Data in Healthcare (data sharing / complex chronic conditions)
  2. Utilization of AI in Healthcare (Big Data analysis / smart living environments / AI supported image analysis)
  3. Personalized medicine

 

The opening lecture was given by prof. dr hab. n. med. Bogusław Maciejewski on the topic of clinical trials and personalized radiooncology. The next speech was about Support of Contact Points Network and Enterprise Europe Network. The last part of key speakers’ section was a presentation held by the Representative of the European Commission about last calls in Health section of Horizon 2020, and FAQ session regarding it.

 

 

The second part of the event entailed the participants’ flash presentations of their projects. There were more than 20 presentations on different topics in Healthcare and AI, from IT solutions for personalized medicine, through experience sharing in planning, leading AI projects and preparing grant applications for them, to research projects in medicine. The presenters were from the countries from all around Europe, and also representatives of  a Canadian company which is leading the project of creating a new hospital in Poland.

We also had the opportunity to present RES-Q as our IT project, tightly connected with medicine (more precisely – stroke care). There was a networking lunch afterwards, where everybody was able to share contacts and discuss common interests in more detail. Events such as this help to build the European research community, share experiences and ask questions regarding grant applications for programs such as Horizon 2020.

Last month I attended two events for stroke teams organized by Angels Initiative – Angels Days.

First Angels Day took place in Warsaw, on 10-11 October 2019. It was held in Hotel Mercure Grand – in the close centrum of Warsaw, nearby Main Square. The meeting was organized by local Angels Consultant Agnieszka Tymiecka-Woszczerowicz and was carried out on a great level. The event was dedicated to the improvement of the stroke care in Poland. Main audience was clinicians and nurses who work with stroke, and I can say it was an amazing example of networking in stroke society in Poland, and a great platform for everybody to share their experience, ideas and of course contacts.

 

 

The second was Angels Day in Lviv on 17-18 October 2019. The hotel where the event took place was situated in the center of one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine. It was only 5 minutes to the famous Opera House and most of the popular street cafes and restaurants. It was also prepared by local Angels Consultant Yulia Vadziuk, and I can say it was held at the top level. Angels Day in Ukraine gathered together not only clinicians and nurses, who deal with stroke in their daily practice, but also politicians – which is very important in a country that is standing at the doorstep of great changes in healthcare. There were a lot of lively and very important discussions regarding improvement of the stroke care in Ukraine, and hopefully soon we will witness the good changes.

 

 

Both events had similar agenda. It consisted of:

  • Presentation of the Angels Initiative and results of the quality of stroke care in both countries;
  • Multidisciplinary master classes prepared by leading neurologists (hyperacute phase, decision making and visualization), at which special tools like Body Interact and WOW CT Training Tool were widely used;
  • Special sessions from expert on different topics;
  • Data Management and Quality Monitoring;
  • Simulations of stroke with three clinical cases.

 

 

 

 

 

As a RES-Q coordinator and also part of Angels Team, I was not only attending both events, but also was having pleasure to introduce RES-Q at a glance. I got many feedback and questions after my presentations which showed me that my main goal – encourage discussion and further use of RES-Q registry – was achieved. The atmosphere and content of Angels Days were incredible, and I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in them.

 

 

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