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EHTEL 2018 Symposium "Empowered Partners in Health through user-driven digitisation"

3-5 December 2018 in Brussels: The 9th yearly EHTEL Symposium convenes once more the European Digital Health community in Brussels. Conversations will be anchored on the well-being of European societies. The symposium will provide insight and dialogue on how user-driven digitisation is delivering benefits to empower all stakeholders in health. NB: Venue changes day by day, check below!

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Participants will explore how user-driven digitisation - enabled by all those working to innovate in technologies and services - is delivering benefits to empower:

  • Consumers and Patients: With smart tools enabling health promotion and prevention and linking to information - including health records - and resources in health and social care;
  • Health care managers and providers: For next-generation care planning, integrating individual patient data and big data using a population health approach;
  • The Health Workforce: So that their jobs gain from carefully designed and adjusted digital tools, and they are trained to use their digital skills to create meaningful documentation and workflows.

By doing this, the symposium will cover the three priority pillars set out by the European Commission in its recent Communication - patient access, personalised medicine, and digital interaction.

Finally, in a forward-looking mode, the symposium will debate how artificial intelligence and machine learning systems could contribute to these policies.

Schedule Overview

Monday - Tuesday, 3-4 December: Symposium Plenaries & Debates

  • Setting the Scene: Citizens/Patients and Health Policy Views
  • From Lightweight Wellness Apps to Managing Serious Conditions
  • Creating Value from Well-Being Data: Enabling Care Innovations
  • EU-Vision for Better Medicine and Health Gains with Digitisation
  • Data and Well-Being in Practice: Co-Creating for Patients' Benefit
  • Making Digital Healthcare Meaningful: Role of Health Work Force
  • Innovation Initiative: Living Labs for Digitisation in Healthcare
  • Leveraging Synergies of Machine Learning and Digitisation
    Panel: AI as a Game Changer: Patients, Professionals and Provider View

Wednesday, 5 December: Symposium Matchmaking Event

  • Personas: Modelling User Needs for Digital Services
  • Field Experience in Deploying Digital Services - World Café
  • Coaching and Twinning on how to Enable Successful Deployment

Schedule Detail & Venue (!!) Information:

  • 3 Dec, 10:00 - 17:15: EESC (JDE62), Rue Belliard 99-101 (same Building as Committee of the Regions)
  • 3 Dec, 20:00 - 23:00 - Networking Dinner: Hotel Leopold, Rue du Luxembourg 35, 1050 Brussels
  • 4 Dec, 08:30 - 17:30: Stanhope Hotel, Rue du Commerce 9, 1000 Brussels
  • 5 Dec, 08:30 - 16:30: EU Office of the Campania Region, Avenue de Kortenberg 60, 1000 Brussels


Venue EHTEL Annual General Member Meeting (Part 1 and Part 2)

  • 3 Dec, 18:00 - 19:30 (Part 1): Hotel Leopold, Rue du Luxembourg 35, 1050 Brussels
  • 4 Dec, 08:00 - 09:15 (Part 2): Hotel Leopold, Rue du Luxembourg 35, 1050 Brussels


Online registration open at - stay connected while we publish the full agenda.

Registration Fees

EHTEL Members and Associates (members of EIPonAHA and RSCN)

  • Participation fee for 3-4 December: 275€*
  • 2 participants (per institution) or more: discounted to 235€* (each)
  • + Option: participation to the matchmaking event of 5 December: 50€*
  • If participation only to the matchmaking event: 125€*

Friends of EHTEL (all other attendees)

  • Early birds (until 9 November, passed): 325€*
  • Participation fee for 3-4 December (from 9st November): 375€*

Speakers, EU Institution, Press: Free Participation (3-4 December)

Applies for All: Fee for Networking Dinner of 3 December: 75€*

*All prices are VAT excluded.


For any inquiries please contact:
Avenue de Tervueren 168
B-1150 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 230 1534
Fax: +32 2 230 8440




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