Track / Overview

Given the enormous increase in healthcare data volumes, our ability to effectively share, integrate and analyze is critical to advancing our understanding of the disease and bringing affordable and efficacious treatments to patients. Due to the breadth and depth of the healthcare data across various modalities such as clinical, genomics, imaging and digital sensors, we need to move beyond traditional methods and bring advanced ML/AI implementations to maximally benefit from the richness of the collected data. As part of the drug development life-cycle vast amounts of clinical trials data are collected in order to identify targets of interest, discover biomarkers to stratify patients who could benefit from the drug, and to study the safety and benefit profile of the drug. Furthermore, after the drug is brought to the market its use in a broader population is collected in a wide range of real-world data sources including, but not limited to, electronic medical records, disease registries, health insurance claims​, ​and digital devices. To date the Pharma industry has not leveraged the wealth of this information to deliver truly personalized care for patients.

Development of advanced ​statistical and machine learning​ methodologies combined with the availability of scalable computing environments is fueling a new wave of digitization in Pharma R&D pipelines thereby creating possibilities to discover and develop personalized medicines. This track will invite experts from industry and academia to share their experiences in using AI/ML for Pharma R&D to showcase successful implementations and also lay the roadmap of future methodological and application innovations accelerating use of ML/AI within Pharma research.

Track / Schedule

Stream kick-off

Introduction of the track

With Marcel Salathé

Program Deepdive: AI/ML for Pharma – Emerging applications of AI/ML in healthcare domain

With Asif Jan

Personalising cancer care: integrating data modalities to predict overall survival and improve outcomes for patients with NSCLC

With Marius Garmhausen

Session introduction – Methods & Approaches

With Mark Baillie

Using AI to develop Medicines with a higher Probability of Success

With Patrick Schwab

Federated Machine Learning – Putting patient privacy first in healthcare AI

With Camille Marini

Coffee break

Information Extraction and Natural Language Query Processing of Cancer Research Data using Machine Learning

With Kurt Stockinger

Deep interpretable regression models for semi-structured data in stroke patient outcome prediction

With Lisa Herzog

Using knockoffs for controlled predictive biomarker identification

With Kostas Sechidis

Session conclusion

Lunch Break

Session introduction – Application of AI/ML in Healthcare

With Asif Jan

AI for Life: The Novartis AI Innovation Center

With Nicholas Kelley, Erik Anderson & Bülent Kiziltan

Learning to deal with multi-centric imaging biomarkers in the real world

With Jonas Richiardi

Machine learning detects anti-dengue signatures in antibody repertoire sequences

With Enkelejda Miho

Using an end-of-life sensor study for machine learning

With Simone Lionetti

Comorbidity neural networks for sub-/optimal therapeutic response

With André Jaun

A Deep Learning Approach to Private Data Sharing of Medical Images Using Conditional GANs

With Jason Plawinski

Session conclusion

Coffee break

Session introduction – Data Sharing, Ethics and Privacy

With Ria Kechagia

MedCo - Fostering multi-centric medical collaborations with decentralized privacy-enhancing technologies

With Jean Louis Raisaro

Using Health Data for Research: Evolving National Policies

With Limor Shmerling Magazanik

Data privacy and availability: Processing data under legal constraints

With Cécile Louwers & Nataliya Kryvych

Applications of Synthetic Data Generation for Enabling Data Sharing and Simulating Virtual Patients

With Khaled El Emam

Truly Privacy-Preserving Federated Analytics for Personalized Medicine

With Jean-Pierre Hubaux

Session conclusion

AI & Pharma track organizers – Program Conclusion

Virtual Apéro

Track / Speakers

Marcel Salathé

Professor, EPFL

Ria Kechagia

Scientific Collaborator, C4DT / EPFL

Kurt Stockinger

Professor, ZHAW – Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Asif Jan

Chief Data Officer, Owkin

Jonas Richiardi

Principal Investigator and Senior Lecturer, Lausanne University Hospital and University of Lausanne

Mark Baillie

Director Data Science, Novartis

Camille Marini

Chief Technology Officer, Owkin

Nicholas Kelley

Director Data Science & A.I. Innovation, Novartis

Enkelejda Miho

Professor, FHNW – University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

Marius Garmhausen

Principal Data Scientist, Personalised Healthcare (PHC) Analytics, Roche

André Jaun

Chief Technology Officer, Metadvice

Cécile Louwers

Senior Legal Counsel & Data Protection Officer, SOPHiA GENETICS

Jason Plawinski

Data Scientist, Novartis

Khaled El Emam

CEO, Replica Analytics

Kostas Sechidis

Data Scientist, Novartis

Limor Shmerling Magazanik

Managing Director, Israel Tech Policy Institute

Lisa Herzog

PhD Student, University of Zurich & ZHAW

Patrick Schwab

Director, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, GSK

Simone Lionetti

Senior Research Scientist, Hochschule Luzern

Jean-Pierre Hubaux

Professor, EPFL

Jean Louis Raisaro

Data Science and Research Lead, CHUV

Nataliya Kryvych

Principal Software Development Engineer, SOPHiA GENETICS

Erik Anderson

Head Data Scientist, Imaging and Visualization, AI Innovation Center, Novartis

Bülent Kiziltan

Head of Causal & Predictive Analytics, Novartis

Track / Co-organizers

Asif Jan

Chief Data Officer, Owkin

Mark Baillie

Director Data Science, Novartis

Thomas Zaugg

Head Open Innovation & External Networks, Roche Diagnostics

David Viollier

Business Development Manager, C4DT / EPFL

Ria Kechagia

Scientific Collaborator, C4DT / EPFL

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10:00-18:00 January 25Online

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09:00-17:00 March 01Online

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