Speakers

SPEAKERS 2018

Get to know the Digital Health Connect 2018 speakers!

KATHY MALAS
CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal

Clinical and academic manager of the Innovation platform and of complex and acute diseases

CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal (Canada)

Kathy Malas is a dedicated manager in fostering the integration of knowledge and innovation in clinical and managerial practice and encourages open innovation to better respond to the health needs including patients, their families and care teams as partners. Kathy is a clinical and academic manager of the innovation platform and of complex and acute diseases at CHU Sainte-Justine.

DR. PATRICIA SIGAM
digitalMedLab, Zurich

Co-founder & CEO

digitalMedLab, Zurich (Switzerland)

After her medical studies, Dr. Patricia Sigam started her career in surgery departments where she practiced for 6 years. Her interest in technology and in new ways of providing care brought her to eHealth and to over 5 years as physician for several telemedicine companies in Switzerland and further studies in Public Health at the University of Geneva. Passionate about the revolution brought by readily accessible mobile technology, she started digitalMedLab in 2012, a startup developing mobile solutions for patients and health professionals.

VINCENT ZIMMER
Ada Health, Berlin

Strategic partnerships and market development Director

Ada Health, Berlin (Germany)

Vincent is a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded five international startups from Shanghai to Sao Paulo across diverse sectors such as healthcare and higher education. He currently leads strategic partnerships and business development at Ada Health in order to empower 100 mio patients by 2020.

SARAH TRENFIELD
FabRx, London

Senior Formulation Scientist

FabRx, London (UK)

Sarah qualified with an MPharm degree from Cardiff University in 2015. She undertook a pre-registration pharmacist year at Merck, Sharpe and Dohme (MSD) split with Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. In 2016, Sarah successfully registered as a pharmacist and began working as a Senior Formulation Scientist at FabRx Ltd. (a spin-out company from University College London) specialising in the development of 3D printed medicines and medical devices.

JANICK MISCHLER
Swiss Post

Program Manager

Swiss Post

Janick Mischler launched Swiss Post’s autonomous delivery program in March 2015 with his collegue Andrea Marrazzo. They are both responsible for everything at Swiss Post that delivers in an autonomous way like drones, delivery robots or indoor robots. Making innovations fly is a hard job and the up’s and down’s weld together. That’s probably why their teammates often call them “the autonomous twins”.

REMI GAUCHOUX
Carenity, Lyon

Business Development International Director

Carenity, Lyon (France)

Doctor in Pharmacy, graduate of the University of Lyon and former intern at the Hospices Civil de Lyon, Remi Gauchoux has more than 15 years of experience dedicated to the evaluation of drugs and medical devices in real life (Real World Evidence) and their impact on the patient. In 2018, he was appointed Director of International Business Development at Carenity, the leading social and collaborative health network on the Internet for patients and their families.

MANFREDO ATZORI
HES-SO Valais/Wallis, Sierre

Senior researcher

HES-SO VAlais/Wallis, Sierre (Switzerland)

Manfredo is senior researcher at the Institute of Information Systems of the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais), where he has been since 2011. He received a M.Sc. in Physics and his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Padova in 2006 and 2009. His research interests consist in the application of machine learning algorithms to biomedical data in order to study the human sensory and motor system and to develop assistive and rehabilitative techniques. Dr. Atzori has experience in developing scientific projects with academic research groups and companies and has several national and international collaborations. He is author of numerous scientific publications in peer reviewed scientific journals and presented his work at several international conferences.

AHMED ABDULLA
Digipharm, Basel

CEO

Digipharm, Basel (Switzerland)

Ahmed is the founder and CEO of Digipharm, a digital health startup that is developing revolutionary platforms that aim to eliminate barriers to innovative pricing solutions, transform current evidence generation practices and enable patient empowerment. Prior to Digipharm, Ahmed worked as a Global health economist within the Global Pricing & Market Access division at Hoffmann La-Roche. He has prior experience working at an Evidence Review Group in the UK as a health economist. Prior to his foray into health economics, he has held roles across the pharmaceutical pipeline including early drug development, clinical data management and wholesale pharmaceutical pricing.

MARC CIKES
Medbase Romandie

CEO

Medbase Romandie

As CEO of Medbase Romandie, which was born from an alliance between the Delta family doctor network in the canton of Vaud and the orange giant Migros, Marc Cikes has been involved in project management in the outpatient sector in French-speaking Switzerland for several years. He co-founded the Institut de Radiologie de l’Ouest-lausannois and is a member of the general management of the Delta Vaud Network and of the steering committee of the Forum Managed Care Switzerland.

TARIK DLALA
SOPHiA GENETICS, Lausanne

Marketing and Communication Director

SOPHiA GENETICS, Lausanne (Switzerland)

Tarik joined SOPHiA GENETICS in 2015 where he is the marketing and communication director. He has around 10 years of experience in marketing and communication, notably with the private television channel Canal+. Tarik has always been immersed in the business world and is also an entrepreneur. At SOPHiA GENETICS, Tarik’s mission is to highlight the promise of personalised medicine based on data, as well as the tremendous success of the healthtech based in Lausanne, whose global impact has been recognized by the MIT Tech Review and Fast Company.

Prof. PATRICK SCHOETTKER
Biospectal, Lausanne

CMO

Biospectal, Lausanne (Switzerland)

Patrick is at the origin of Biospectal and its vision to meet the challenge of changing the management and follow-up of patients suffering from hypertension, through the Internet of things and optical sensors. Professor Schoettker specializes in anesthesia and emergency medicine at the CHUV (Lausanne – Switzerland). He works closely with the CSEM Institute to develop and validate new innovative medical technologies.

ALEVTINA DUBOVITSKAYA
HES-SO Valais/Wallis, Sierre

Research assistant

HES-SO Valais/Wallis, Sierre (Switzerland)

Alevtina is a Research Assistant in the Applied Intelligent Systems Lab (AISLab) at HES-SO working under the supervision of Prof Dr M. Schumacher. She is also an external PhD candidate at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Distributed Information Systems Laboratory. Her PhD thesis focuses on building systems and protocols for privacy-preserving data exchange and aggregation, with an application to the healthcare domain. Her research interests are blockchain, eHealth, privacy, and distributed Systems. Alevtina has been awarded with the Best Paper Award for the paper on application of blockchain technology in healthcare at the Swiss eHealth Summit 2017.

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