Veronika von Messling

Director General, Life Sciences Division, Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Prof. Dr. Veronika von Messling, is Directorate-General of the Life Science Division at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. She obtained her veterinary degree and her doctorate degree in veterinary virology from the Veterinary School Hannover, Germany. After postdoctoral training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, she was Assistant Professor at INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier in Laval, QC, and then Associate Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, before becoming Director of the Veterinary Division at Paul-Ehrlich-Institute, the German Federal Institute of Vaccines and Biomedicines, in Langen, Germany. Her expertise lies in the development of novel prophylactic and therapeutic strategies against infectious diseases.

Veronika is speaking at

Application Track 2 - Health
November 5, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Speakers

  • Klemens Budde (Chair) Charité Universitatsmedizin Berlin/Plattform Lernende Systeme
  • Milan Petkovic (Chair) AI & Data Science Department Head, Philips
  • Thomas Wiegand (Speaker) Professor / Executive Director, TU Berlin / Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute
  • Ioana-Maria Gligor (Speaker) Head of Unit European Reference Networks and Digital Health, European Commission - DG SANTE
  • Catherine Collin (Speaker) MD, Senior Executive Consultant, University of Copenhagen - EU-STANDS4PM
  • Jan Baumbach (Speaker) Professor and scientific coordinator, Technical University Munich - Feature Cloud
  • Edwin Morley-Fletcher (Speaker) President - Project coordinator, Lynkeus
  • Christos Xenakis (Speaker) Professor - Project coordinator, University of Piraeus - CUREX
  • Maria-Esther Vidal (Speaker) Head of the Scientific Data Management Group and Professor, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)
  • Veronika von Messling (Speaker) Director General, Life Sciences Division, Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Description

When innovation learns from the best data available, health outcomes for patients improve. This is why, in the age of artificial intelligence, digitized data has become the key driver for innovation in healthcare. Furthermore, availability of health data across European countries accelerates the scale and scope of innovation. However, while there are huge amounts of data across hospitals, insurances and practices, there is lack of integration. As a result combining and exchanging data from various sources to develop innovative applications is a challenge. Moreover, legal and technical prerequisites for privacy-preserving data sharing are not implemented sufficiently in most European countries.

The focus of EBDVF health track is on European health dataspaces, healthcare applications as well as post-COVID healthcare systems. It will bring together representatives from the most important European health data initiatives to discuss lessons learned from previous projects, joint positions and possible roadmaps for European health data infrastructures and applications.

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