Biobanking, Big Data Research and the Remaking of Medicine

International conference organised by Ghent University Hospital & Bioethics Institute Ghent, Ghent University

Friday 15 December 2017
Marriott Hotel, Korenlei 10, Ghent

Organizing Committee

Prof. Decruyenaere Johan, Prof. Mortier Eric, Prof. Sterckx Sigrid, Drs Vanderhaegen Bert, Prof. Vandewoude Koenraad


Fee: 100 euro
Accreditering voor ethiek en economie werd aangevraagd

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09:00   Welcome and opening words - Prof. Petra De Sutter (Ghent University Hospital; Faculty of Medicine Ghent University; Senator & MP Council of Europe)   
09:10    Introduction I : The making of medicine -  Prof. Eric Mortier (CEO of Ghent University Hospital)
09:30   Introduction II : The remaking of medicine: scenes from a marriage between the public sector and the private sector - Prof. Sigrid Sterckx (Bioethics Institute Ghent, Ghent University & Research Associate, Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies, Oxford University)
10:00    Biobanking. A few practical and legal considerations from the private sector - Marc Martens (Partner and Co-Head, International Life Sciences and Healthcare group, Bird & Bird)
10:30    Q & A
10:45    Coffee, Tea and Refreshments
11:05    Do biobank participants deserve property rights? If so, which ones? - Prof. Donna Dickenson (Professor Emeritus University of London)
11:35    Q & A
11:50    The public and private interests in biobanking.  The case against a property-based approach to regulation - Prof. Jonathan Herring (Law Faculty, Oxford University)
12:20    Q & A

12:35    Lunch

13:35    The remaking of medicine by re-using real world (big) data - Bart Vannieuwenhuyse (Senior Director Health Information Sciences, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson))
14:05    Q & A
14:20    The ethics of automated algorithm-based medical decision making - Dr Brent Mittelstadt, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
14:50    Q & A
15:05    Replication, Falsification, and Big Data: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives - Brian Earp, Associate Director, Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics and Health Policy, Yale University (New Haven) & The Hastings Center (New York)
15:35    Q & A
15:50    Coffee, Tea and Refreshments
16:10    Some ethical implications of the epistemological quagmire surrounding Big Data - Prof. John Ioannidis, School of Medicine & co-Director, Meta-Research Innovation Center, Stanford University
16:40    Q & A
16:55    Panel debate with the speakers, moderated by Prof. Johan Decruyenaere (Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University & President, Platform for Medical Innovation, Ghent University Hospital) and Prof. Sigrid Sterckx (Bioethics Institute Ghent)
17:55    Closing words
18:00    Drinks reception