Speakers
Speakers at WHINN 2018

Meet our speakers

Alan Kimper-Karl

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 15.45 - 16.40
Track 3: 'Hospitals of the future: "health factories" or "wellness facilities"?'
Session: 'How do we ensure sustainability in the workforce of the future?'

Alan Kimper-Karl, MD, has been medical director at South-West Jutland Hospital since 2016. Before that he was head of the Department of Anaesthesiology at South Jutland Hospital (2012-2013) and Vejle Hospital (2013-2016).

In addition to being a specialised anaesthesiologist, Alan holds a Master of Public Management from 2010 and is a Scottish Patient Safety Programme Fellow (2013).


Amin Safari

When and where 
Date and time: 9/10 2018, 19.00 - 23.00 
Bits & Beers 

DJ Amin Safari is a well known name in the danish club scene with over 10 years of experience playing all over Denmark and in cities like Oslo, Amsterdam, London and New York. He is known for being energetic behind the decks and put a smile on peoples face with his song selections. 


Anders Meinert Petersen

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 14.10 - 15.00
Track 6: 'Sustainable healthcare and participative Design: Do we need to have the patient in focus?'
Session: 'Strategies for patient involvement and best practice examples in a public perspective'

Date and time: 11/10 2018 09.55 - 16.00 
Track 10: 'Advancing e-mental health - what needs to be done and how can we work collaboratively to ensure user-centered digital mental health and wellbeing?'

Anders is the moderator. 

Anders Meinert is Chief Medical Officer in Mental Health Services in the Southern Region of Denmark. He is healthcare execute with lots of leadership experience, a great interest in patient empowerment and new medical technologies. His professional aim is to make a positive difference for patients.

Mental Health Services in the Region of Southern Denmark offers assessment, diagnosis and treatment of citizens with serious mental disorders. Departments and functions cover general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, geronto-psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, psychiatric emergency rooms, psychiatric information centres and centres for survivors of trauma and torture.

Mental Health Services in the Region of Southern Denmark is a University Hospital with 600 beds including children and adolescents and forensic psychiatry. The outpatient services cover 275.000 visits per year.

The Mental Health Service includes a Centre for Telepsychiatry and a national clinic for Internet-based cognitive therapy.


Anders Møller Jensen

When and where
Date and time: 11/10 2018, 11.50 - 12.30 
Track 9: 'How do we support a good life with dementia?'
Session: 'What enables a supporting and dementia friendly environment in hospitals?'

Anders Møller Jensen (AMJ) PhD student at OPEN, Clinical Institute, University of Southern Denmark and Development Consultant at VIA Aging and Demens Center for Research, VIA University College. AMJ is a graduate in Sport and Health (Cand.scient.) From the University of Southern Denmark (2003) and has since worked with the elderly, specifically the issues of dementia care.

First recruitment was as project manager at Reminiscence Center in Ringkjøbing County (Kulturremisen Brande) (2003) and was assigned to the CVU Mid-West Development and Research Department in Skive in connection with Reminiscen's Research Project (2005). Since the VIA University College merger (2008), AMJ has been employed as a development consultant for research and development, with dementia as a specialty.

Since 2010, AMJ has served as an external consultant in the field of reminiscence at the National Science Center for Dementia - Rigshospitalet. In the period 2012 - 2016, elected to the board of the Danish Gerontological Society. AMJ started as a PhD student September 2013 in a project for hospitalization of Alzheimer's patients.


Anders Stockmarr

When and where 
Date and time: 9/10 2018 19.00 - 23.00
Bits & Beers 
Session: 'How can design and technologies be a change maker and become meaningful?'
'Proactive Care for Elderly People with Dementia' 

Project leader of the PACE project: ProActive Care for the Elderly with Dementia. Our project brings together information technology, mathematics, social science, private companies and the primary sector. The project partners include DTU Compute, Institute for Planning, University of Aalborg, SIF Gruppen, Væksthus Hovedstaden and Kullegaard Architects. We want to detect emerging diseases proactively for demented citizens at nursing homes, through mathematical algorithms on big data. Furthermore we wish to implement it to staff in the primary sector, and understand how we can do that in a helpful way. We want to facilitate implementation of technologies that can provide basis for this in future nursing homes - and give Danish companies a head start in a competitive international market.


Anders V. Stæhr

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018, 14.10 - 15.20
Track 4: 'Social Health: How can we add value to healthcare by factoring in the patients' life and community?'
Session: 'Actively involving volunteers and patient relatives in healthcare - how and why?'

Anders V. Stæhr, co-founder of Boblberg.dk

Anders is a graduate diploma in International Business, an Entrepreneur and a Problem Solver.
He is the Co-Founder of Boblberg.dk, a digital health community that strengthens people's physical and mental health through activities and social relations.
A community that’s based on user co-creation, with a special focus on implementation and currently being used by more than 100.000 members.
Boblberg is collaborating with +25 municipalities in Denmark and is about to expand to Norway and Sweden.


Andres Metspalu

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 11.35 - 12.30
Track 8: 'Personal Health - Personalized experiences in treatment and care - How can technology help us improve?'
Session: 'Why should citizens donate their DNA to genome banks and large research databases? "What's in it for me"?'

Andres Metspalu, professor of Genomics and Biobanking and Head of the Estonian Biobank, University of Tartu, graduated from the University of Tartu in 1976 with an MD and received his PhD in 1979.

He did a post.doc. at Colombia University and Yale University in 1981-1982. His main scientific interests are human genomics, genetics of complex diseases and population based biobanks and application of precision medicine in healthcare.

He has published more than 400 papers and chapters in international peer review journals and books. H-index: 73.

He has previously worked at EMBL, (Heidelberg), at MPI Molecular Genetics (W-Berlin) and at University of Hamburg. In 1993-1994 he was at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, as visiting faculty (Dept. of Human Genetics with Dr. T. Caskey) and 2000 at IARC, France, as a recipient of the International Visiting Senior Scientist Award and spent a sabbatical at University of Lausanne in 2012.

He is one of the founders and directors of the P3G Consortium of Biobanks (Montreal). 2010 he was elected to the Estonian Academy of Sciences.He has supervised 23 PhD theses and is currently serving in several national and international committees (Science Europe), editorial boards and has received among other awards and honors the Order of the Estonian Red Cross 3rd Class and L’Ordre des Palmes Academiques from the Republic of France. In 2010 he was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa from Vilnius University.


Anna Skat Nielsen

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018, 09.55 - 10.50 
Track 12: 'Denmark has a four-year trial for prescribing medical cannabis. How can we make the best of it?'
Session: 'What are we talking about?'

The Danish Government has decided a four years trial for prescribing medical cannabis. The Danish Ministry of Health is responsible for the project.

Anna Skat Nielsen is Head of Office in The Ministry of Health. She will give us insight into the reasoning behind the decision and the Ministry’s expectations to the four years period.


Anne Etzelmüller

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 11.30 - 12.30 
Track 7: 'Implementing eHealth – is it really that difficult?'
Session: 'Did you know this about eHealth implementation?'

Anne is a clinical psychologist and PhD candidate. During the last years, she has worked on a number of studies on internet interventions and her current focus of interest lies in the assessment of internet interventions under routine care conditions and implementation research. As German project manager in the MasterMind project, Anne was responsible for the implementation management for internet-based interventions in five European countries and its evaluation. As work package leader within the ImpleMentAll project, she is coordinating the implementation activities of the various implementation sites and assessing the ongoing implementation.


Anne Højmark Jensen

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 15.45 - 16.40
Track 3: 'Sustainable Hospitals - Hospitals of the future: "health factories" or "wellness facilities"?'
Session: 'How do we ensure sustainability in the workforce of the future?'

Head of department of Health at the Municipality of Svendborg.

Educated as Midwife and a Master of Public Health.

Has worked as head of Midwifery in Svendborg, as healthcare consultant at the Hospitals in Funen, as consultant for WHO on Baby Friendly Hospitals in Russia and as head of a Health Care Center in the Municipality of Faaborg-Midtfyn.


Dr. Anne Snowdon

When and where
Date and time: 10/10 2018 09:55 - 11.10 
Track 3: 'Sustainable Hospitals - Hospitals of the future: "health factories" or "wellness facilities"?'
Session: 'Logistics of the future - How can supply chain maturity and infrastructure in clinical settings advance quality, patient safety and clinical outcomes?'

Dr. Anne Snowdon

BScN, MSc, PhD, FAAN
Professor, Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Academic Chair, World Health Innovation Network (WIN)
Scientific Director & CEO, Supply Chain Advancement Network in Health (SCAN Health)
Odette School of Business, Windsor, Canada

Dr. Anne Snowdon is a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Academic Chair of the World Health Innovation Network (WIN), and Scientific Director and CEO of SCAN Health, a Networks of Centres of Excellence International Knowledge Translation Platform located at the University of Windsor’s Odette School of Business. SCAN Health is a global network of partners from industry, academia, health systems, and government focused on advancing supply chain infrastructure in health systems to strengthen quality, safety, and system performance.

Dr. Snowdon is also leading over 15 innovation research initiatives across seven Canadian provinces that collaborate with government, health professionals, private industry, foundations, and families. She is Vice Chair of the Board of the Directors for Alberta Innovates, a board member of the Ontario Centres of Excellence, and has been appointed to the Health Futures Council for Arizona State University.

Dr. Snowdon holds patents, and has commercialized a highly successful booster seat product for children traveling in vehicles. She holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of Michigan, an MSc from McGill University, and BScN from Western University. She is a Fulbright Scholar, a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurses, and received the CIHR Partnership Award for her partnership with the automotive industry focused on injury prevention for children.


Annette Johannesen

When and where
Date and time: 11/10 2018, 14.10 - 15.00
Track 9: 'How do we support a good life with dementia?' 
Session: 'What interventions can maintain focus on personhood and reminiscence?'

Consultant and specialist in dementia care.

 


Arlinda Cerga-Pashoja

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 11.30 - 12.30
Track 7: 'Implementing eHealth – is it really that difficult?'
Session: 'Did you know this about eHealth implementation?

Arlinda is a mental health researcher with special interest in the development and evaluation of e-health interventions. Arlinda has a background in psychology and has completed a research PhD with the department of Primary Care and Population Health at University College London and an MSc in Mental Health Services Research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (Kings College, London). Arlinda has previously held both clinical and research posts with different NHS trusts (South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust; Central and North West London Foundation Trust) in the UK. These posts involved working in a variety of clinical and research settings such as PTSD clinics, Learning Disabilities Teams and Old Age services. As a researcher Arlinda has previously led several multi-national RCTs funded by the European Commission (EC). Arlinda's other research interests lie in the development and evaluation of culturally appropriate interventions in low-resourced and humanitarian settings, with a focus on countries of South Eastern Europe. 


Benny Lohse

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018, 14.15 - 15.30
Track 8: 'Personal Health - Personalised experiences in treatment and care - How can technology help us improve?'
Session: 'How is data integration, deep analytics and novel technology applications driving personalized treatment? Showcasing examples that lead the way'

Benny Lohse is sales director of Innofactor Denmark.

Benny is responsible for the sales of Innofactors solutions to the Danish regions and Municipalities, with a strong focus on digitalization of patient care paths, analytics and machine learning.


Bianca Albers

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 10.00 - 11.00 
Track 7: 'Implementing eHealth - is it really that difficult?'
Session: 'The Science and Practice of Implementation – Pathways to make your eHealth intervention stick'

Date and time: 10/10 2018 14.10 - 15.10 
Track 7: 'Implementing eHealth - is it really that difficult?'
Session: 'Panel discussion: Getting it right - what's next for eHealth implementation?'

Bianca Albers is the Chair of the European Implementation Collaborative (EIC), working to build and promote an implementation practice and science agenda across European countries. She is also a Director at the Centre for Evidence and Implementation  an intermediary supporting government and service agencies in the uptake of evidence in practice and policy. Bianca has supported many organisations in their journey into 'implementation land’ - by designing implementation practice guides, evaluating implementation processes, producing systematic reviews on implementation topics and by developing an implementation education - the Specialist Certificate in Implementation Science - for the University of Melbourne.  

Internationally, Bianca has been involved in building multiple networks aimed at bringing people and organisations together around their shared interest in implementation. She was part of the planning committees for the first three Global Implementation Conferences held in Washington and Dublin between 2011 and 2015; she was one of the co-founders of the Danish Implementation Network; and she also co-founded the European Implementation Collaborative together with colleagues from Ireland and the Netherlands.  

When she is not working with implementation, she studies it - as part of her ongoing PhD studies that focus on the role of implementation frameworks as a tool for research, practice and policy. 


Birgitte Folmann

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 14.05 - 15.05
Track 3: 'Hospitals of the future: "health factories" or "wellness facilities"?'
Session: 'How can space facilitate optimal performance, accurate diagnostics and quality treatment as well as improve the experience of the patients?'

Birgitte Folmann is an anthropologist and associated professor at University College South Denmark. Her research interests concern the anthropology of health and technologies, particularly materiality, human-technological interactions and the experience of place and atmospheres. She has been doing extensive fieldwork at the delivery- and postnatal ward at Herning Hospital and she is responsible for the qualitative research-project: New standards of rooms in the hospital?


Bo Libergren

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018, 10.00 - 10.55 
Track 2: 'Connected Health: Cross-sector and cross-border collaboration - a key factor in keeping people out of the hospital?'
Session: 'Collaboration across sectors – how to do it?'

Elected member of the Regional Council, Region of Southern Denmark, Chairman of the Healthcare Coordination Committee.


Bogi Eliasen

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 11.35 - 12.30 
Track 8: 'Personal Health - Personalized experiences in treatment and care - How can technology help us improve?'
Session: 'Why should citizens donate their DNA to genome banks and large research databases? "What's in it for me"?'

Bogi Eliasen is a knowledge broker whose expertise lies in combining varied fields of knowledge.

In 2008, he was co-initiator of the FarGen project, which aims to fully sequence the genomes of the entire population of the Faroe Islands, to enhance research and develop opportunities in genomics. He is also an expert on the Future of Health at Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies, chair of the Danish UNESCO bioethical committee, and a member of the HIMSS Future50 European community for Health IT leaders.

Currently, his work focuses on how genomics and data-driven health can be designed into the societal frames for Personalized Health. He is interested in how this can succeed in the Nordic context, under the heading The Nordic Way.

Bogi works on several levels that can be categorized as:

  • Future of Health
  • International cooperation for genomics and data
  • Nordic Health 2030 on facilitating Nordic cooperation in Personalized Health, under the heading The Nordic Way
  • Societal models for Personalized Health.
  • Ethics of Personalized Health
  • GDPR and Personalized Health
  • Combining the value of aggregated and person-centric data for Personalized Health.
  • Person Centric Health Data Management within the frames of GDPR and MyData principles.
  • Outreach and educational development in the field of personalized health through gamification.
  • Business models for large-scale holistic Personalized Health models.

Bogi both leads projects and gives talks to audiences at all levels.


Camilla & Frits Lykke

When and where
Date and time: 11/10 2018 09.55 - 11.00 
Track 10: 'Advancing e-mental health in Denmark - what needs to be done and how can we work collaboratively to ensure user-centered digital mental health and wellbeing?' 
Session: 'How can we create a digital future for mental health and care services?'

Camilla Lykke and Frits Lykke are ambassadors for the ONE OF US organization in Denmark. They volunteer in the organization and give speeches on how it is to have a mental illness and what is like to be a peer. ONE OF US’ purpose is to reduce the stigma related to mental illness in Denmark. Their vision is a society where there is no more discrimination and exclusion of people who have or have had a mental illness. “No more silence, doubt and taboo about mental illness” summarizes their determination.

 


Carina Lykke Johannesen


Carita Savin

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018, 14.10 - 15.20
Track 4: 'Social Health: How can we add value to healthcare by factoring in the patients' life and community?'
Session: 'Actively involving volunteers and patient relatives in healthcare - how and why?'

Carita is a trusted professional in Service Design, Enterprise Architectures and ICT. She is a passionate digitalist who wants to use her abilities to create services which are designed for people.

Currently she is the CEO and co-founder of Huoleti - a digital service which helps critical care patients and their loved ones to get sooner back to normalcy and continue their lives. Too many people are left alone when they are diagnosed with severe illness like cancer. Because we don’t have tools to standby and we are paralysed by the stigma of sickness.

For Carita, Huoleti is a way to fix a hole that currently exists in the world. No one should be left alone when life gets challenging. It’s the opposite. That’s the moment when friends and community will hold you up. Huoleti finds peers for patients and for their loved ones. It also provides tools to easily get everyday support from your community. Services like Huoleti are an important part of modern social and healthcare systems.

Her road to Huoleti went through a career of global technology consulting, digitalisation consulting on health care sector and the studies of service design. The journey has been amazing - and this is just the beginning.

Find more about Carita at https://iamcarita.com/2016/10/01/who-is-carita/


Carsten Obel

When and where
Date and time: 11/10 2018 09.55 - 10.50
Track 1B: 'Digital Health: Is technology the future of healthcare?' 
Session: 'What are the experiences with developing apps for the healthcare sector?'

Carsten Obel, Professor of Mental Health in the Department of General Medicine, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, and Director Center for Health Cooperation, Aarhus University; has many years of experience in mental health research. Carsten has contributed to planning and conducting a number of Danish cohort studies, including studies conducted under the Danish birth cohort, where he is also in the steering committee.

Carsten has been part of the research group that established the Nordic Children's Database, with more than 7 million. children born in Sweden, Finland and Denmark since 1990. In 2006, Carsten Obel began working on organizing primary health care in Danish municipalities and initiated the web platform skolesundhed.dk, which is an interactive epidemiological platform that shares data between municipalities and the research community.

 


Casper Slots

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 14.15 - 15.30 
Track 8: 'Personal Health - Personalised experiences in treatment and care - How can technology help us improve?'
Session: 'How is data integration, deep analytics and novel technology applications driving personalized treatment? Showcasing examples that lead the way'

Co-founder of the research-based start-up Particle3D in Odense that won the Venture Cup National Startup Competition in 2017.

Casper Slots holds an MSc in Engineering, Health & Welfare Technology, with research experience in Material Science and Development, Tissue Engineering and drug delivery, all in the fields of 3D printing. His engineering master thesis "Craniofacial reconstruction after oral cancer using 3D modelled and additively manufactured chemotherapy releasing bone implants" has become the basis for the new company Particle3D which he has started with his research colleagues.

 

Before becoming an engineer Casper also finished a Bsc in nursing.


Chris Lawer

When and where
Date and time: 10/10 2018 11.00 - 11.30 
Track 6: 'Sustainable healthcare and participative Design: Do we need to have the patient in focus?'
Session: 'How an ecosystem view can help to advance value, accelerate transformation and co-create health and wellbeing sustainably and systemically?'

I help to advance perspectives on value and its sustained co-creation in health, care and related social ecosystems through complexity thinking, multi-disciplinary design frameworks and advanced adaptive methods.

My framework and approach support all kinds of industry, provider and government organisations to see complex systemic problems more holistically and clearly, conceive of valued interventions more confidently and lead and deliver transformation efforts more effectively.

My work has a single purpose - to realise and sustain more healthy and flourishing lives, work, systems, societies and economies.

Whilst my focus is health (and care), this is deliberate as health facilitates a multi-disciplinary, integrative perspective across all domains of social system intervention and design: the built environment, education, food production and distribution, development, energy and the natural environment for example. Most health problems originate in these adjacent related systems or contexts.

I am the author of Co-Create Value in Health and Care Ecosystems: A Framework for Transformation (to be published in Autumn 2018).

All my thinking, framework and approach for ecosystem value design is provided through my company Umio, where I work with a team of associate consultants partners to deliver projects, workshops and advisory services.


Chris Wright

When and where 

Date and time: 10/10 2018, 14.10 - 15.10
Track 7: 'Implementing eHealth – is it really that difficult?'
Session: 'Panel discussion: Getting it right – what’s next for eHealth implementation?'

Date and time: 11/10 2018 09.55 - 11.00 
Track 10: 'Advancing e-mental health - what needs to be done and how can we work collaboratively to ensure user-centered digital mental health and wellbeing?'
Session: 'How can we create a digital future for mental health and care services?'

Chris Wright has been working in the NHS in Scotland for over 15 years focusing on the implementation, design and development of unique services and systems.  In the past 15 years Chris has been responsible for a number of initiatives and key development in the field of mental health in Scotland. He was responsible for the development of a technology based step care model. The care model included online self-help and cCBT focused on treating those suffering from mild to moderate symptoms in conditions such as depression, anxiety and stress. 

For the past 4 years Chris has been responsible for the national deployment of cCBT in Scotland. He is working in conjunction with the EU and the Scottish Government through the MasterMind and cCBT TEC projects to expand and improve accessibility to cCBT treatment across Scotland.  


Christiaan Vis

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 10.00 - 11.00
Track 7: 'Implementing eHealth – is it really that difficult?'
Session: 'The Science and Practice of Implementation – Pathways to make your eHealth intervention stick'

With a history in consultancy, research project design and funding, Christiaan is currently employed as a Research Associate (with Ph.D. candidature) and project manager at the department of Clinical, Neuro-, & Developmental Psychology at the VU Amsterdam in the Netherlands. His research is focussed at understanding the mediating factors and mechanisms at play in implementing and up-scaling of evidence-based eMental health interventions in routine healthcare practice, and measuring implementation outcomes and processes. He successfully fulfilled the role of Scientific Coordinator in the MasterMind project that focussed on the identification of barriers and facilitating factors in implementing and upscaling eMental health interventions in routine practice in 15 European regions. In the ImpleMentAll project, the aim is to develop and validate methods for designing and executing tailored implementation strategies for complex eHealth interventions in routine health care in Europe and beyond. A theory-based informed online self-help toolkit with evidence-informed materials offering implementers a step-by-step process of tailoring site-specific implementation strategies for eHealth is developed and tested in a stepped-wedge trial in 12 organisations in 9 countries. Christiaan acts as the Scientific Coordinator of the research conducted in the project. Christiaan received a Young Forum Gastein Scholarship from the European Commission in 2015.


Christian Mercado

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 15.40 - 16.35 
Track 1B: 'Digital Health: Is technology the future of healthcare?'
Session: 'Debate on data sharing and ethics'

Experienced Head Of Unit with a demonstrated history of working with digitalization in the public sector, currently within digital innovation across sectors in the hospital & health care industry. Strong business development professional skilled in project and program management, agile methodologies, and IT strategy.

 


Christian Graversen

When and where 
Christian will speak in the opening and closing keynote. 

Christian is the CEO of Welfare Tech. Welfare Tech is a Danish national cluster and hub for innovation and business development in healthcare, homecare and social services. We are a membership organisation with members from private industry, public organisations, and research and education institutions. Welfare Tech has a broad knowledge about the Danish market through our members and operates as a national entry point for international companies who want to enter the Danish market.


Christina Roosen

When and where
Date and time: 10/10 2018 
Christina is a WHINN Ambassador and is also the moderator at WHINN TALKS! 

European professional with over a decade of Public Affairs & Public Relations experience, working with leading Non-Profit organizations, Governments and Startup's in educating and transforming health & care in Europe via innovative technologies. 

Very strong network of key stakeholders in the digital health & care sector - both industry and non-industry. 

8 years of experience in executive positions with HIMSS Europe, a leading digital health non-profit organization. 

Significant experience in managing multi-cultural teams, organizing large pan-European events with governments, the European Commission and the IT industry plus managing national and regional communities. 


Christina Wanscher

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 09.55 - 16.00
Track 6: 'Sustainable healthcare and participative Design: Do we need to have the patient in focus?'

Christina is the moderator the whole day. 

Christina E. Wanscher is network manager of the innovation network RoboCluster, which specializes in the field of robotics. She has an in-depth knowledge in the fields of open innovation and digitalization and has until recently worked in the field of digital health. She is focused on bringing people together as she is a firm believer that the best ideas are created on the foundation of many.

 


Claus Duedal Pedersen

When and where
Date and time: 10/10 2018 10.00 - 11.00
Track 7: 'Implementing eHealth - is it really that difficult?
Session: 'The Science and Practice of Implementation – Pathways to make your eHealth intervention stick'

Date and time: 10/10 2018 14.10 - 15.10
Track 7: 'Implementing eHealth - is it really that difficult?
Session: 'Panel discussion: Getting it right – what’s next for eHealth implementation?'

Claus Duedal Pedersen has more than 20 year’s experiences in development and implementation of innovative technologies in health care.

This experience goes from the implementation of the fist EMR system in Denmark in the 1996 over national implementations of standards for communication and the national Danish it infrastructure for health care to the transformation process of the University Hospital towards the new facilities with significantly less bed capacity.

He has especially been working with collaborative projects between health care organization and industry to bring new products and services to the marked.

Claus Duedal Pedersen is responsible for the development and implementation of OUHs Robot and Drone strategy in the process towards the new hospital that opens in 2022.


Claus Nielsen

When and where
Date and time: 11/10 2018, TBA 
Claus is the moderator at WHINN TALKS! 

Claus have always been passionate how current and future technologies can transform the lives for people, especially for people living with chronic conditions, functional disabilities or due to aging. He is currently working on some ground breaking projects with potential to make a change for many people. He proudly serve as the Vice chair for Personal Connected Health Alliance Europe.

Claus is a cancer and diabetes patient and will share his story. 

 

 


Clemens Janus

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 14.15 - 15.30 
Track 8: 'Personal Health - Personalized experiences in treatment and care - How can technology help us improve?'
Session: 'How is data integration, deep analytics and novel technology applications driving personalized treatment? Showcasing examples that lead the way'

Clemens Janus is the Head of Customer Success DIS EMEA/ LATAM at Diagnostics Information Solution (DIS) of Roche AG. He is responsible for the commercialisation activities related to the development and launch of the DIS decision support products. He works closely with the regional sales teams as well as other internal and external partners to drive market development, sales support, implementation and service activities.

Clemens has over 20 years’ experience in the healthcare/healthcare IT sector in EMEA and Asia-Pacific. He was previously at GE Healthcare where he was VP and General Manager Analytics EMEA. He started working with GE in 2000 as a Software Engineer and took over positions with increasing responsibilities in the areas of engineering; product management; strategy development; marketing and sales; and service management. Clemens holds a Master of Science in IT Healthcare from the Donau University, Krems in Austria, and a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cooperative Education Lörrach in Germany.


Prof. Dr. Daniel Buhr

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 14.10 - 15.15 
Track 2: 'Connected Health: Cross sector and Cross Boarder Collaboration - a key factor in keeping people out of the Hospital?'
Session: 'A look to the Future: How can we enhance collaboration across Europe? – Part 1'

Prof. Dr. Daniel Buhr is Head of Steinbeis Transfercenter for Social and Technological Innovation and Associate Professor of Policy Analysis and Political Economy at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen in Germany. He conducts transdisciplinary research and teaches at the interface between politics and economics with a special focus on economic and innovation policy (i.e. Industrie 4.0, IoT, AI) as well as on social, health and care policy (Mobile Health, Tele-Care). On behalf of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration he represents the State of Baden-Württemberg at CORAL (Community of Regions for Assisted Living) and serves on various committees and expert task forces. 

Daniel Buhr has been advising various Ministries, parliaments, organisations, associations and Think Tanks on the (inter)national and regional level. Before resuming a university appointment Daniel Buhr worked in different marketing and communication positions – as journalist and editor, marketing director, PR-consultant and press spokesman, as founder and executive officer, in Start-Ups, consulting firms and international IT-companies.


Danielle Siarri

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 14.15 - 16.15
Workshop: Applying Social Media to Practice

Danielle Siarri has a Master of Science in Nursing Informatics and is a registered nurse with experience ranging from hospital setting of transplants and trauma to case manager in the corporate environment. Danielle is a contributor to the Philips, Microsoft Intel in Health Nurse Blog, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the European Union of HIMSS and LinkedIn published author. 

Danielle is very active on social media and is one of the Top Health Information Technology 100 (HIT100). Danielle is a regular contributor on various Tweet chats. Danielle is on the steering committee for HIMSS African-American special interest group. Danielle has been social media ambassador for ehealthtallinn in Estonia, HIMSS Europe eHealthWeek 2017 in Malta. HIMSS 2017, and HIMSS Europe WoHIT 2016 in Barcelona.

Danielle is a co-chair for the social media committee for American Nursing Informatics Association and presented the first American Nurses Credentialing Center accredited Social Media workshop for advanced practice nurses in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2017. She is the owner and publisher of innonurse.info a forward thinking Health IT curation website.

WHY ATTEND WHINN?
I have traveled to Denmark in the past researching health technology. I find Denmark’s health information technology culture to be quite advanced and a must see. I particularly find this event of note because the public is invited to participate and engage with innovators. Many countries will be in attendance so this is a great opportunity to exchange research, thoughts, and ideas.

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David Horsfield

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 14.10 - 15.15 
Track 2: 'Connected Health: Can Cross-Sector collaboration keep people out of the Hospital?'
Session: 'A look to the Future: How can we enhance collaboration across Europe? – Part 1'

David Horsfield is Digital Care and Innovation Programme Manager for NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group. He has considerable knowledge of the role and potential of digital solutions for health and care and extensive experience of managing complex, multi-stakeholder programmes and projects that are delivering innovations and supporting people's enhanced health and well-being. Som examples include: 

  • Programme Manager for the €19 million Mi Programme that developed and a multi sector ‘dallas’ (delivering assisted living lifestyles at scale) project for Innovate UK. Mi’s objectives included increasing levels of self-care, well-being and independent living for older people in Liverpool – particularly those with long-term conditions and disabilities -  and stimulating and supporting innovation through developing (that embraces co-creation), introducing and scaling up new technologies and services.
  • Project Lead for the ERDF funded Health Innovation Exchange – a multi-stakeholder project that supports Liverpool City Region SMEs, across the innovation cycle, to develop and commercialise innovative products and services within sub-sectors where LCR is a market leader and has a smart specialization strategy (including well-being, eHealth, and some life sciences).
  • Project Lead for the ALTAS Erasmus + project that is addressing the shortfall of assistive living technology (ALT) training courses for health and social care staff.
  • Oversees Liverpool City Region’s leading role within the CORAL network.

Dorthe Boe Danbjørg

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 11.35 - 12.30 
Track 2: 'Connected Health: Cross sector and Cross Boarder Collaboration - a key factor in keeping people out of the Hospital?'
Session: 'How does User Involvement play a part in creating Coherent Healthcare Services?'

Dorthe is the moderator. 

Dorthe Boe Danbjørg is a nurse and holds a PhD. She is Head of studies at the Master of Science in Nursing at The University of Southern Denmark and is Associate Professor affiliated Centre for Innovative Medical technology at Odense University Hospital. She har been involved in userdriven innovation within the healthcare system for several years. 


Frank Schalken

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 14.10 - 15.20
Track 4: 'Social Health: How can we add value to healthcare by factoring in the patients' life and community?'
Session: 'Actively involving volunteers and patient relatives in healthcare - how and why?'

Frank Schalken has been a Dutch e-health pioneer since 2000. He advised dozens of healthcare institutions and branch organisations, wrote several books on technology in health care and was the initiator of “chat help” of the Dutch Child Helpline.

Because more and more people find society complex, Frank took the initiative for VraagApp (‘QuestionApp’) while collaborating with an interest group consisting of people with intellectual disabilities. With VraagApp they get a quick response to their question from a volunteer who has knowledge, time and who is eager to help at that moment. VraagApp won the Dutch Interactive Award and has been chosen as one of the 100 most innovative companies in The Netherlands.

In the session ‘Actively involving volunteers and patient relatives in healthcare’, Frank wil give a live demonstration of VraagApp.


Gentiana Qirjako

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018, 11.30 - 12.30
Track 7: 'Implementing eHealth – is it really that difficult?'
Session: 'Did you know this about eHealth implementation?'

Gentiana Qirjako is a full-time lecturer in the  Faculty of Medicine, Tirana and Head of Health Promotion Department in the national Institute of Public Health in Albania.

She has experience and is also involved in Public Health research, leading as Principle Investigator several important studies conducted in Albania in the field of violence, child health, mental health, strengthening the capacity of health professionals, nutrition, support for vulnerable groups, ect.

Since 2017, Gentiana is the National Coordinator for Albania of the EU-Project ImpleMentAll - Towards evidence based tailored implementation strategy for eHealth.


Gert Sørensen

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 11.35 - 12.30 
Track 8: 'Personal Health - Personalized experiences in treatment and care - How can technology help us improve?'
Session: 'Why should citizens donate their DNA to genome banks and large research databases? "What's in it for me"?'

Gert Sørensen is CEO of the Danish Genome Center under the Ministry of Health. 

 


Gregor Cuzak

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 14.10 - 15.15 
Track 2: 'Connected Health: Cross sector and Cross Boarder Collaboration - a key factor in keeping people out of the Hospital?'
Session: 'A look to the Future: How can we enhance collaboration across Europe? – Part 1'

Gregor Cuzak, MSc, MBA, is an Internationel Ecosystem Coordinater at the European Connected Health Alliance, responsible for growing ecosystems and nurturing relationships with various stakeholders all over Europe. Before joining ECHAlliance he has been one of the key organisers of the Slovenian eHealth ecosystem since 2014. He has partnered with all relevant Slovenian health stakeholders, as well as numerous internationally, such us Health 2.0 and ECHAlliance. Gregor operates as a consultant on topics of business development, data analytics and marketing. His recent focus besides digital health has been GDPR.


Gunnar Kramp

When and where 
Date and time: 9/10 2018 19.00 - 23.00
Bits & Beers
Session: 'How can you use data from assisted living aids and healthcare technologies - why should you use it?'
'Intelligent Assisted Living Aids'

Gunnar is an Architect and Industrial Designer. He has a PhD degree in design processes for networked based products, and has been working with IOT related solutions within healthcare for the last ten years.


Guy Boersma

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 11.35 - 12.30 
Track: Track 1B: 'Digital Health: Is digital health the future for healthcare?'
Session: 'Showcase of solutions with a focus on Big Data and AI'  

Academic Health Science Network Managing Director.


Hans Peder Graversen

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 09.55 - 16.30 
Track 12: 'Denmark has a four-year trial for prescribing medical cannabis. How can we make the best of it?'

Hans Peder is the moderator. 

Cand.Med. since 1975. Surgeon and former chief of department A at Odense university hospital. Chief of department for healthcare planning, specialty planning, and education/authorisation, and quality improvement at the National Board of Health (Sundhedsstyrelsen). Medical director at Aarhus university hospital (Aarhus Sygehus). Chief of department for patient safety, quality improvement, patient counceling, and health informatics at Central Denmark Region. Chief medical advisor at department for hospital and specialty planning until retirement August 2018. Since then personal health advisor and lecturer in patient safety and quality improvement at Aarhus University.


Helle Adolfsen

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 14.10 - 15.00
Track 6: 'Sustainable healthcare and participative Design: Do we need to have the patient in focus?'
Session: 'What are the strategies for patient involvement and best practice examples in a public perspective?'

Education:
2006 Executive MBA, Copenhagen Business School. 
2000 Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
1980 Registrated Nurse

Work Experince:
Several years working experience, education and management. 
Since 2001 Nursing Director

Specialties: Management and leadership
Health Care.
Health Care Quality Assessment
Mergers.
Management and Leadership development.

 


Iben Kromann

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 15.40 - 16.35
Track 1B: '
Digital Health: Is technology the future of healthcare?'
Session: 'Debate on data sharing and ethics'

Iben has a Master’s degree in political science with a special focus on combining New Public Management with ICT innovation. She has been politically active with four years as member of the Regional Council. She also has experience as a consultant in the Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark, where she has been working within Public and Private Innovation and as a project manager for a wide range of IT projects including Nordic PPI. She is currently Team Coordinator for the Team of Telemedicine.

 


Iben Prentow Lorentzen

When and where
Date and time: 10/10 2018 14.05 - 15.05
Track 3: 'Sustainable Hospitals - Hospitals of the future: "health factories" or "wellness facilities"?'
Session: 'How can space facilitate optimal performance, accurate diagnostics, high quality treatment as well as the experience of the patient?'

Iben Lorentzen is a midwife and assistant manager of the birth unit in Herning and Holstebro. She is also the responsible for the research project: Birth environment of the future – a randomized controlled trial - which just has been completed I july 2018.


Jakob Uffelman

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 09:55 - 10:55
Track 8: 'Personal Health - Personalized experiences in treatment and care - How can technology help us improve?'
Session: 'Are we ready to let personal devices and health apps influence treatment?'

Date and time: 11/10 2018 16.40 - 17.30
WHINN TALKS! Closing Plenary

Jakob Uffelmann is the Director of Innovation at sundhed.dk, the public Danish eHealth portal and CEO of the Sundhed.dk International Foundation. Jakob has been working in the intersection between healthcare and technology for more than 12 years both in Denmark and international. During this time the focus has been on both large scale solutions like “Sundhedsjournalen”, the sundhed.dk portal and the national infrastructure to local and personalized solutions, apps and content based solutions. As the former CIO of sundhed.dk, Jakob has experience from both the business side and technical side.

 


Janne Kudsk-Klitgaard

When and where 
Date and time: 11/11 2018 11.35- 12.30 
Track 12: 'Denmark has a four-year trial for prescribing medical cannabis. How can we make the best of it?'
Session: 'How does medical cannabis work?'

Janne Kudsk-Klitgaard is associated professor and group leader of a research group grounded in two faculties (Health and Natural Sciences).
She is leading a scienceproject about how parts of the cannabis plant can prevent multidrug resistance. From an earlier scienceproject, she knows, that cannabis works well as an adjuvant for antibiotics.

At WHINN she will talk about both science projects: The results, the knowledge and the assumptions.


Jens Strandbech

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 
Track 1A:  'Digital Health: Is technology the future of healthcare?'  

Jens is the moderator.

Date and time: 11/10 2018
Track 1B: 'Digital Health: Is technology the future of healthcare?' 

Jens is the moderator. 


Prof. Dr. J.H. Smit

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 11.30 - 12.30 
Track 7: 'Implementing eHealth - is it really that difficult?'
Session: 'Did you know this about eHealth implementation?'

Prof dr. J.H. (Johannes) Smit (male). In 2010 Smit was appointed at the chair “methodology of longitudinal psychiatric research” at the Amsterdam UMC. He is currently also Managing Director of the Department of Research & Innovation of GGZ Ingeest (a large specialized mental health hospital) He is among others one of the founders and executive board member of Ecological E-health Excellence Network (Triple-E) and one of the founders and an executive board member of the Sure-NL consortium (Suicide Research Netherlands). Smit has participated as an executive board member in six EU Horizon 2020 funded studies. Four of these EU studies were aimed at research and implementation of EM-Health related issues in routine care.

He is an expert in building research infrastructures, and collecting, integrating and analysing large amounts of complex data from ‘difficult’ populations. He was originally trained as a Survey Methodologist. He (co)authored  more than 350 peer reviewed international articles, has an H-Index of 75 and supervised >30 PH-D students.


Joan Cornet

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 14.10 - 15.15  
Track 2: 'Connected Health: Cross sector and Cross Boarder Collaboration - a key factor in keeping people out of the Hospital?'
Session: 'A look to the Future: How can we enhance collaboration across Europe? Part 1' 

Date and time: 10/10 2018 15.55 - 16.35 
Track 2: 'Connected Health: Cross sector and Cross Boarder Collaboration - a key factor in keeping people out of the Hospital?'
Session: 'A look to the Future: How can we enhance collaboration across Europe? Part 2' 

Joan is the moderator. 

Technical Engineer, and Graduate in Psychology. After working for some years as a Clinical Psychologist in a General Hospital, he was elected Mayor of Manresa in 1979. In 1988 he began to work as high level civil servant in the European Commissionin Brussels, where among other projects, he had lead EURESemployment services, and Director for Governmental Cooperation with North Africa and Middle East Countries. For five years he worked as a Director in the European Parliament.

In June of 2004 he was named General Secretary of the Department of Health of the Government of Catalonia. In September 2005, the Government entrusted him to start up the “BIOCAT” (Biotechnology) and from January 2007 to May 2013 has been CEOof TicSalut Foundation (ICT Health), since then and till December 2017 Director of “mHealth” at Mobile World Capital Barcelona.

He is currently Board Member and Director of the Digital Health Observatory/Academy of the European Connected Health Alliance. Barcelona Hub,  and collaborate with the European Institute of Technology-Health (Munich),

Part time professor in Institute of International Open Learning. University of Barcelonaand IL3/ University of Barcelona.

 


Jordi Piera Jiménez

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 11.30 - 12.30
Track 7: 'Implementing eHealth - is it really that difficult?' 
Session: 'Did you know this about eHealth implementation?'

Jordi Piera Jiménez (BSc, MSc): He is dually trained in Computing Science Engineering by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and in Enterprise Management and Direction also by the UAB. He also holds MSc Programme in Telemedicine and E-health delivered by the Open University of Catalonia where he is currently a PhD candidate in Information and Knowledge Society. He started working at Badalona Serveis Assistencials (BSA) in year 2000, first as an analyst and software developer inside the ICT Department where he actively participated in the deployment and implementation of the Electronic Medical Record and in a number or research and innovation projects. Nowadays he shares his responsibilities both leading the ICT Department and the Research & Innovation Department. His areas of research are on integrated care, behavioural change, telemedicine and eHealth in general. 


John Crawford

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 11.35 - 12.30
Track 1B: 'Digital Health: Is technology the future of healthcare?'
Session: 'Showcase of solutions with a focus on Big Data and AI'

Date and time: 11/10 2018 14.15 - 15.30
Track 8: 'Personal Health - Personalized experiences in treatment and care - How can technology help us improve?'
Session: 'How is data integration, deep analytics and novel technology applications driving personalized treatment? Showcasing examples that lead the way'

John is the moderator. 

Extensive experience of IT business development and sales in the Finance and Insurance industries, Media sector, and Healthcare & Life Sciences industries over 37 years. Currently focused on the effective use of IT to improve healthcare delivery (Digital Health), including innovations in primary care, hospital IT systems, and regional/national IT infrastructure. My goal is to help countries achieve sustainable, accessible and high-quality healthcare systems, fully supported by IT. I enjoy public speaking,  and coaching the new generation of digital health innovators.

Specialties: Business development, client management, alliance management, complex sales, healthcare informatics, medical technologies, Health 2.0, health policy, integrated care, population health management.


Jon Brøcker

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 14.05 - 15.05
Track 3: 'Sustainable Hospitals - Hospitals of the future: "health factories" or "wellness facilities"?'
Session: 'How can space facilitate optimal performance, accurate diagnostics and quality treatment as well as improve the experience of the patients?'

C.F. Møller Architects works with hospital projects all over the world. Our team of health planners, consultants and architects possess expertise in all the processes involved when working with large, complex hospitals - from master plans, user consultation and design, all the way to the implementation and the completed building.

How do you create clarity in a hospital complex the size of a town?
How big might a hospital be in twenty years' time?
How do you involve 500 hospital staff to help create the optimal workplace?
How do you create the best working practices, so that the hospital can deliver optimal care and apply its resources in the most efficient manner?

It is complicated tasks like these to which C.F. Møller Architect's team of health planners and architects helps the client to find a solution.

C.F. Møller Healthcare solves tasks in operating and capacity planning, health planning, function planning, organisation planning, logistics, user-driven innovation and models for the planning and dimensioning of hospital projects. With our architects' knowledge of healing architecture and evidence-based design, C.F. Møller Healthcare creates the framework for health care buildings that best meet the patient's needs, support the involvement of relatives, and create optimum working conditions for staff.

We create holistic solutions that will be robust both now and in the future - we call it future-proofed holistic hospital planning.


Jonas Bach Lindstrøm

When and where 
Date and time: 9/10 2018 19.00 - 23.00
Bits & Beers
Session: 'How can you use data from assisted living aids and healtcare technologies – why should you use it?'
'Data Sharing' 

Jonas is a security architect at the Alexandra Institute. He has a PhD in mathematics and has worked with IT security and applied cryptography such as blockchain and secure computations for the last five years.
 


Josien Schuurmans

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018, 11.30 - 12.30
Track 7: 'Implementing eHealth – is it really that difficult?'
Session: 'Did you know this about eHealth implementation?'

Josien Schuurmans (PhD) is a senior researcher and a registered health care psychologist at a specialized academic mental health care facility in the Amsterdam region (GGZinGeest). Since the start of 2016, she has been part of a taskforce who has initiated the launch of a new outpatient facility that focuses on the implementation of blended evidence-based treatments for common mental disorders at Ingeest; the Mindway clinic (https://mindway.nl/)

Current research focus: Studies on the feasibility, effectiveness and implementation of blended treatment in a specialized mental health care setting. Main current project: International trial coordinator for the ImpleMentAll project: a European collaborative project on a tailored implementation intervention to increase the uptake and normalization of eHealth interventions in 9 countries across Europe and Australia. (http://www.implementall.eu/)

Specialties: Blended treatment of anxiety and depression. Diagnosis and treatment of late-life anxiety disorders; teaching CBT skills and diagnostic skills to master and postdoctoral students of psychology; designing and coordinating clinical studies for anxiety and depression.


Julie Kalsi

When and where  
Date and time: 11/10 2018, 10.15 - 11.00
Track 9: 'How do we support a good life with dementia?'
Session: 'How can dementia friendly initiatives create supporting environments and communities?'

Crawley Borough Council.

 


Jörn Hamdorf

When and where 
Date and time: 9/10 2018 19.00 - 23.00
Bits and Beers
Session: 'How can you use data from assisted living aids and healtcare technologies – why should you use it?'
'Intelligent Diapers'

Bringing along wast experience in the cross field of  product management and market development, Jörn today is the CEO of Suma Care. At Suma Care, who invented the novel and vendor-agnostic diaper change system Wear&Care® for care homes, Jörntakes responsibility for continuous growth, strategic product development and internationalisation.

Jörn holds an engineering degree from the Technical University of Denmark and a graduate diploma in BA from Copenhagen Business School and has positioned several med-tech companies in export markets.


Karsten Uno Petersen

When and where 
Date and time: 09/10 2018 TBA
'WHINN Pitchfire Finals'

Elected member of the Regional Council, Region of Southern Denmark, Chair of the Construction and Innovation Committee and Member of the EU Committee of the Regions.

 


Kim Soegaard


Knud Damgaard Andersen

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 10.15 - 15.00 
Track 9: 'How do we support a good life with dementia?' 

Knud is the moderator. 

Background in political science, with emphasis on public sector governance and organizational theory. 
Head of section with specialty in persons with dementia and care for elderly persons.

Works with various projects and initiatives regarding dementia: from early onset and diagnosis to development of methods to avoid aggression from persons with dementia i care homes, and currently in Municipality of Odense, responsible for developing and implementing new stragegy on dementia, focused on life in the city, dementia friendliness, and methods in care and support.

 


Kristian Kidholm

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 14.10 - 15.00
Track 1B: 'Digital Health: Is technology the future of healthcare?'
Session: 'What are the legal and economic aspects of digital healthcare?'

Date and time: 11/10 2018 09:55 - 10.55
Track 8: 'Personal Health - Personalized experiences in treatment and care - How can technology help us improve?'
Session: 'Are we ready to let personal devices and health apps influence treatment?'

Head of research at CIMT - Center for Innovative Medical Technologies at Odense University Hospital and University of Southern Denmark.

Assisting the clinical staff at Odense University Hospital in research and HTA, in particular research in telemedicine. 

WP-leader in European Telemedicine Projects: Renewing Health and United4Health.
WP-leader in FP7 research project on hospital based HTA: AdHopHTA, see http://www.adhophta.eu/
WP-leader in Danish research project on telemedicine and welfare technology: Patient@home.
WP-leader in United4Health - a EU financied telemedicine reserach project

Associate professor in Health Economics at University of Southern Denmark.

Currently working on HTA of: 
o Apps for patients
o Telemedicine rehabilitation for COPD patients

Specialties: HTA, mini-HTA, MAST - Model for Assessment of Telemedicine applications, health economics, estimation of willingness to pay.

 


Kristine Bjørndal

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 11.30 - 12.30 
Track 4: 'Social Health: How can we add value to healthcare by factoring in the patients' life and community?'
Session: 'Changing the mindset – Designing treatment and care plans based on the life and needs of the individual patient'

Kristine Bjørndal is an MD, PhD and associate professor in the Department of ORL - Head and Neck Surgery at Odense University Hospital.

She has worked in the field of head and neck surgery and oncology since 2011 and is part of the team that started the new approach to patient inclusion in decision-making in the Center for Head and Neck Cancer at Odense University Hospital.

The new initiative were started in 2011 and has been perfected through the years leading to the center winning the prestigious Danish medical award the Golden Scalpel in 2017 for their innovative approach to bringing the patients closer to the medical decisions.

 


Kurt Espersen

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018, 09.55 - 11.00
Track 6: 'Sustainable healthcare and participative Design: Do we need to have the patient in focus?'
Session: 'Spot the future and train your patients muscles'

Date and time: 10/10 2018, 14.10 - 15.10
Track 7: 'Implementing eHealth – is it really that difficult?'
Session: 'Panel discussion: Getting it right – what’s next for eHealth implementation?'

Kurt Espersen is Chief Operating Officer at the Region of Southern Denmark with responsibility for research and innovation. Kurt has a background as MD and Ph.D and has been practicing medical doctor as well as in positions as hospital CEO.


Lasse Skovgaard

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 14.10 - 15.00
Track 12: 'Denmark has a four-year trial for prescribing medical cannabis. How can we make the best of it?'
Session: 'What can we expect?'

The Danish Multible Sclerosis Society focus on research, patient support and providing information on Multiple Sclerosis.

At WHINN Lasse Skovgaard will talk about the Society’s expectations to the 4 years’ trial period, why they have focus on Medical Cannabis both within research and as opinion leaders. He will also see it from the patient’s perspective: What are their expectations to this new opportunity and how does that match the views of the professionals and scientists?


Liselotte Lyngsø

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 09.55 - 11.00 
Track 6: 'Sustainable healthcare and participative Design: Do we need to have the patient in focus?'
Session: 'Spot the future and train your patients muscles'

Liselotte Lyngsø is Managing Partner of the innovation and futurist company Future Navigator. Prior to that, she was Director at Fahrenheit 212 an ideas company owned by Saatchi. For 8 years she worked as Director of Research at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies. Since 2002, she has been a member of the Foresight editorial board in the EU (predicting Brexit back in 1996!) and she is a founding member of the Global Future Forum. Furthermore she is a futurist advisor at the Lifeboat Foundation and the 2018 NMCTechnology Outlook.

Liselotte works extensively with scenarios for the future, innovation, technologies and megatrends that have consequences for the way we think, work, feel and
behave. She is in great demand as a keynote speaker all over the world as well as consulting for several global organizations like OSM, IKEA, Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, Ramboll, and NovoNordisk. Born in Denmark, she has an M.Phil. in Economics and Politics from St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, UK. Liselotte speaks Scandinavian, English and French.


Lotte Haag Borg

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 15.00 - 16.00
Track 6: 'Sustainable healthcare and participative Design: Do we need to have the patient in focus?'
Session: 'Co-create this workshop'

 

 


Mads Thomassen

When and where
Date and time: 11/10 2018, 11.35 - 12.30
Track 8: 'Personal Health - Personalised experiences in treatment and care - How can technology help us improve?'
Session: 'Why should citizens donate their DNA to genome banks and large research databases? "What's in it for me"?'

Mads Thomassen, MSc. in molecular biology, PhD and associate professor, Head of the Clinical Genome Center hosted by Department of Clinical Genetics, Odense University Hospital

Mads has long experience in molecular genetic testing of hereditary diseases. Furthermore, he has performed molecular profiling of genetic variations and gene expression in numerous studies of cancer and other diseases. These studies are mainly aiming to classify disease outcome and to understand biological mechanisms using global molecular profiling data.


Magnus Edinger

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 14.15 - 15.30
Track 8: 'Personal Health - Personalized experiences in treatment and care - How can technology help us improve?'
Session: 'How is data integration, deep analytics and novel technology applications driving personalized treatment? Showcasing examples that lead the way'

Magnus Edinger is a PhD student at the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. He has been working extensively with innovative approaches for medicine formulation and manufacturing. His PhD has focused on inkjet printing for the manufacture of pharmaceutical dosage forms, focusing on QR encoded medicine.

 


Maibritt Dammann

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 14.05 - 15.05
Track 3: 'Sustainable Hospitals - Hospitals of the future: "health factories" or "wellness facilities"?'
Session: 'How can space facilitate optimal performance, accurate diagnostics and quality treatment as well as improve the experience of the patients?'

C.F. Møller Architects works with hospital projects all over the world. Our team of health planners, consultants and architects possess expertise in all the processes involved when working with large, complex hospitals - from master plans, user consultation and design, all the way to the implementation and the completed building.

How do you create clarity in a hospital complex the size of a town?
How big might a hospital be in twenty years' time?
How do you involve 500 hospital staff to help create the optimal workplace?
How do you create the best working practices, so that the hospital can deliver optimal care and apply its resources in the most efficient manner?

It is complicated tasks like these to which C.F. Møller Architect's team of health planners and architects helps the client to find a solution.

C.F. Møller Healthcare solves tasks in operating and capacity planning, health planning, function planning, organisation planning, logistics, user-driven innovation and models for the planning and dimensioning of hospital projects. With our architects' knowledge of healing architecture and evidence-based design, C.F. Møller Healthcare creates the framework for health care buildings that best meet the patient's needs, support the involvement of relatives, and create optimum working conditions for staff.

We create holistic solutions that will be robust both now and in the future - we call it future-proofed holistic hospital planning.


Mark Ware

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 9.55 - 10.50 
Track 12: 'Denmark has a four-year trial for prescribing medical cannabis. How can we make the best of it?'
Session: 'What are we talking about?'

Dr. Mark Ware is currently the Chief Medical Officer of Canopy Growth Corporation. He has taken a leave of absence as Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Anesthesia at McGill University from July 2018 to work in this capacity. He previously served as Director of Clinical Research of the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit at the McGill University Health Centre for over 10 years, and was the Executive Director of the non-profit Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids since 2007. He has served as co-director of the FRQS-supported Quebec Pain Research Network, and sat on the executive management team of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain at McGill University. His research has been funded and supported by CIHR, FRQS, private foundations and pharmaceutical companies. He has published over 100 papers on cannabis and pain research in academic journals, has written 6 book chapters, and has given hundreds of lectures to health professionals and the public on cannabis over the last 20 years. He has served as a consultant to several large corporate and academic research programs internationally. He has advised the Canadian federal government on cannabis policy since 2001, and 2016, he served as the vice chair of the Federal Task Force on the Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada.


Mathias Goyen

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 14.15 - 15.30
Track 8: 'Personal Health - Personalized experiences in treatment and care - How can technology help us improve?'
Session: 'How is data integration, deep analytics and novel technology applications driving personalized treatment? Showcasing examples that lead the way'

Prof. Dr. med. Mathias Goyen is currently the Chief Medical Officer Europe for GE Healthcare, a $19 billion division of General Electric. Mathias is responsible for leading GE Healthcare’s medical, clinical and evidence generation strategies for product modalities in Europe. Together with his team he provides leadership in healthcare economics and outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research to develop customer value propositions for new and existing products

Mathias began his career as a diagnostic Radiologist working at Essen and Hamburg/Germany. He was appointed Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Hamburg/Germany in 2010. Mathias’ previous experience also includes 5 years as Managing Director of UKE Consult and Management GmbH, a subsidiary of the University Medical Center Hamburg where he was responsible for the overall consulting and foreign business of the University Medical Center Hamburg. Together with the leadership team of the hospital Mathias established a Comprehensive Cancer Center linking clinical medicine with new oncologic research strategies.

Mathias holds a medical degree from the University of Bochum, Germany. He has been secretary general of the German-Chinese Society of Medicine, Berlin, since 2005. Mathias lives in Essen/Germany with his family.


Mathilde Schmidt-Petersen

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 15.45 - 16.40 
Track 3: 'Sustainable Hospitals - Hospitals of the future: "health factories" or "wellness facilities"?'
Session: 'How do we ensure sustainability in the healthcare work force of the future?'

Mathilde Schmidt-Petersen was appointed director of nursing at Odense University Hospital in June 2018. Before that she was the head of nursing in the Department of Internal Medicine and Acute Medicine at Svendborg Hospital, where she has also held the position as head nurse in the Department of Geriatrics.

Besides a degree in nursing from 1997, Mathilde holds a Master in Hospital-based Management from the University of Southern Denmark.


Martin von Haller Gronbaek

When and where 
Date and time: 11.10 2018 14.10 - 15.00
Track 1B: '
Digital Health: Is technology the future of healthcare?'
Session: 'What are the legal and economic aspects of digital healthcare?'

Martin von Haller Groenbaek is a Copenhagen-based lawyer specialised in IT-law, working with tech startups, and an expert on open source. He is recognised for his solid legal skills and as an innovative thought leader and strategist within the IT industry.

Martin is a partner in Bird & Bird, an international leading law firm in business sectors where technology plays a key role, and member of the firm’s Danish and international Tech and Comms Group.

He is one of Denmark’s leading IT lawyers with almost 20 years’ experience of advising Danish and international organisations, including large blue chip companies, on legal and commercial matters in connection with IT in a wide sense. He is considered a pioneer with respect to the legal aspects of Online Technology Solutions (eCommerce, Internet and web services), Cyber and IT security. He was a co-founder of the Danish E-commerce Association (FDIH).

 


Mette Bossen Linnet

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 09.55 - 10.50
Track 1A: '
Digital Health: Is technology the future of healthcare?'
Session: 'What are the visions for Digital HealthCare?'

Elected member of the Regional Council, Region of Southern Denmark, Chairman of the Digitization Committee and Member of the Social and Psychiatry Committee

 


Mette Damkjær Syse

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018, 11.35 - 12.30 
Track 2: 'Connected Health: Cross-sector and cross-border collaboration - a key factor in keeping people out of the hospital?'
Session: 'How does user involvement play a part in creating coherent healthcare services?'

Mette is an experienced project manager and Senior lecturerwith focus on creating innovative collaborations across the health sector, with municipalities, hospitals, GPs and educational institutions. She finds that good solutions are created together with those affected by it and aims at a high level of user involvement.


Mette Foldager

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018, 11.50 - 12.30
Track 9: 'How do we support a good life with dementia?' 
Session: 'What enables a supporting and dementia friendly environment in hospitals?'

Project Manager at The University Hospital Odense.

 

 


Mette Mollerup

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018, 11.35 - 12.30 
Track 2: 'Connected Health: Cross-sector and cross-border collaboration - a key factor in keeping people out of the hospital?'
Session: 'How does user involvement play a part in creating coherent healthcare services?'

Mette Mollerup is a nurse and holds a master in business and concept creation. She is a development consultant at Odense University Hospital working with a strong focus on the patients’ encounters and experiences with the healthcare system. Mette is the author of the method "To see with the patients' eyes" - which she will be talking about at WHINN. A method that allows healthcare professionals to experience the patients' point of view.


Michaela Andersen

When and where
Date and time: 11/10 2018 
Michaela is the host at WHINN DINNER

Michaela Andersen has a long history organising corporate conferences in the health tech and health innovation areas. She is one of the concept developers of WHINN and has been with WHINN since 2015. She did work in Spain for HIMSS in 2016 - but came back to WHINN in 2017.

Michaela is the Director of WHINN and the founder and CEO of BYMA. In addition, she teaches conference management and does speeches about being a woman entrepreneur in a man’s world and about how it is to be a career mom. 

This is the first time Michaela takes the stage at a WHINN event and she is looking forward to it. 


Michael Dall

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 10.00 - 10.55
Track 2: 'Connected Health: Cross sector and Cross Boarder Collaboration - a key factor in keeping people out of the Hospital?'
Session: 'Collaboration across sectors – how to do it?'

Michael is the moderator. 

With a background as a medical doctor specialized in internal medicine (gastroenterology and Hepatology), Michael joined the board of directors at OUH in 2016, where his responsibilities are overseeing a number of the medical specialties, including the acute and intensive care area and surgical centres, as well as heading the area of medical education at OUH. Since the beginning of his career, Michael has been involved in the national arena of health politics and has also previously served on the board of the Danish Medical Association.


Michel Nemery

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 14.10 - 15.00
Track 1A: 'Digital Health: Is technology the future of healthcare?'
Session: 'How can we use Artificial Intelligence in Radiology?'

Michel Nemery is committed to thinking-outside-the box in his organization and for his profession.

In 2013 he established Denmarks first needs and user driven Innovation Unit within the clinical setting of his department – to make innovation a core clinical delivery, and to challenge his staff and organization routinely. The Innovation Unit is a Public Private Innovation Partnership between Herlev and Gentofte Hospital and Siemen Healthineers – currently with a primary strategic focus on CT-screening and emergency imaging.

Michel Nemery is a passionate and experienced motivational speaker on healthcare innovation, digital transformation + artificial intelligence and leadership.

Michel Nemery has been the chairman of the department of radiology at Herlev and Gentofte Hospital since 2008. He is a neuroradiologist and has co-chaired the Board of Radiology of the Capital Region of Denmark since 2010.

 

 

 


Morten Palle

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018, 09.55 - 11.10 
Track 3: 'Hospitals of the future: "health factories" or "wellness facilities"?'
Session: 'Logistics of the future - How can supply chain maturity and infrastructure in clinical settings advance quality, patient safety and clinical outcomes?'

Morten is the moderator. 

Date and time: 10/10, 11.50 - 12.30
Track 3: 'Hospitals of the future: "health factories" or "wellness facilities"?'
Session: 'How can we prepare staff and patients for new realities? (Workshop)'

Morten is the moderator. 

Head of department, Danish Regions, 2016 – Present
Finance Director, Copenhagen Capacity, 2015-2016
Chief Financial Officer, Hvidovre Hospital, 2010 – 2015
Chief Budget Officer, Roskilde, Køge, Holbæk Hospitals, 2007 – 2009
Project Manager, Ministry of Finance of Denmark, 2002-2007

Education: MSc. in Political Science from Aarhus University


Dr. Naim Fanaj

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 11.30 - 12.30 
Track 7: 'Implementing eHealth – is it really that difficult?'
Session: 'Did you know this about eHealth implementation?'

Naim Fanaj, Doctor of Science , MD, psychiatrist. He is Director of Mental Health Center in Prizren (Kosovo). Participated and presented in many World, European and National congresses and conference’s. Published seven original researches in scientific journals. His main research interests include adolescence, self-esteem, hopelesness, personality disorders, suicide, organizational stress etc. Currently is Implementation Lead in Kosovo of the project IMPLEMENTALL, project which received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 733025


Nanna Cornelius

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 14.10 - 15.00 
Track 12: 'Denmark has a four-year trial for prescribing medical cannabis. How can we make the best of it?'
Session: 'What can we expect?'

Nanna Cornelius is Cand.scient., Ph.d.

Works as Project Manager, Consultant and Lecturer at The Danish Cancer Society.

A short describtion of how The Cancer Organization works with medical cannabis.

The Danish Cancer Society works to give Danish cancer patients and relatives relevant and evidence-based information on cannabis used as medicine for cancer patients. The information is presented and updated on our website (cancer.dk/cannabis), and employees from the Danish Cancer Society hold a large number of lectures and information sessions for patient groups and the general public. The Danish Cancer Society finds that more knowledge, through research, about the effects and side effects of cancer patients, is needed. 


Neil Eastwood

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 15.45 - 16.40 
Track 3: 'Sustainable Hospitals - Hospitals of the future: "health factories" or "wellness facilities"?'
Session: 'How do we ensure sustainability in the healthcare work force of the future?'

Neil Eastwood is a UK-based international speaker on frontline healthcare worker recruitment and retention.

He has spent many years studying the best practices of care recruiters around the world. Previously he was a director at a 10,000-staff care provider and studied at the University of Sheffield and Harvard Business School.

Neil is a sought-after presenter. His findings and recommendations have generated dramatic improvements in the volume and quality of frontline staff with a wide range of care providers. He presents across the UK, Europe and further afield.

His company, Sticky People, holds the UK licence for the award-winning care candidate screening tool, PeopleClues, which is used by over 1,000 social care recruiters and interviewing managers in the UK and Ireland.

Author of Saving Social Care, the definitive book on finding and keeping frontline care staff, International Keynote speaker, Founder of Sticky People. Helping healthcare employers and Governments around the world solve the care workforce crisis. All book royalties donated to the Care Workers Charity.

 


Niels Nørgaard Pedersen

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018, 14.10 - 15.10 
Track 7: 'Implementing eHealth – is it really that difficult?'
Session: 'Panel discussion: Getting it right – what’s next for eHealth implementation?'

Niels Noergaard Pedersen is the overall head of operations at Odense University Hospital and chairman of the board of (six) directors. Niels has a background in public sector management and has held several management positions in the healthcare area including at three hospital clusters in Western Denmark before joining OUH in 2015. Niels has held a seat in the board of the University of Southern Denmark since 2011.


Nina Andersen

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 10.00 - 10.55
Track 2: 'Connected Health: Cross sector and Cross Boarder Collaboration - a key factor in keeping people out of the Hospital?'
Session: 'Collaborate across sectors - how to do it?'

Nina Andersen is the head of the acute team in the department of elderly and disabled in the municipality of Odense. In the last year she has worked hard to close the gap between the hospital and the municipality. Her overall guideline in the work with the acute team is to do what is meaningful for the citizen. The main focus of the acute team is prehospital collaboration and prevention to keep citizens out of the hospital, when it is not needed. Her mantra is “the right patient in the right beds”.   

Nina is a nurse with the skills to continuously see possibilities and new ways to organize and collaborate. She has a unique insight in both sectors, because of her experience as a former charge nurse in the emergency department at Odense University Hospital.

Right now Nina is finishing her master in public management at the University of Southern Denmark.

 


Ole Graumann

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 14.10 - 15.00
Track 1A: 'Digital Health: Is technology the future of healthcare?'
Session: 'How can we use Artificial Intelligence in Radiology?'

Ole Graumann, Associate Professor, MD, PhD
Chief consultant, Radiology Department, Odense University Hospital, Denmark
Head of section & Radiological Innovation Unit, Odense University Hospital, Denmark 
Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark
Associate Professor, Aarhus University

Early detection and fast minimal invasive treatment has become his main practical and scientifically work. It´s his personally mission to enlighten the world to minimal invasive ablation – and he has educated doctors world-wide in Cryo ablation since 2016. 

August 2018, he founded Radiological Innovation Unit at Odense University hospital. His colleague Jarl Christensen´s knowledge and network has become a cornerstone in his work - PPI AGREEMENT is a game chancer in the medical world and the absolute best solution for the patient. 

Main areas of interest are:

  • Diagnostic Radiology 
  • Minimal invasive cancer treatment
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

 

 


Ole Kjeldsen

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018, 13.30 - 14.00 
WHINN TALKS! Keynote Speaker 

Ole is accountable for driving Microsoft's relevance and leadership in technology & security policy debates and articulating Microsoft's technology vision, strategy and capabilities to influence Government adoption of Microsoft services & devices. Engaging with policy makers, politicians and other decision makers in close alignment with Legal & Government Affairs. 

 

 

 

 


Peder Jest

When and where 

Date and time: 10/10 2018 9.00 - 9.45 - opening keynote WHINN TALKS!

Date and time: 10/10 2018, 14.10 - 15.00
Track 1A: 'Digital Health: Is technology the future of healthcare?'
Session: 'How can we use Artificial Intelligence in Radiology?'

Date and time: 10/10 2018, 15.45 - 16.40 
Track 3: 'Sustainable Hospitals - Hospitals of the future: "health factories" or "wellness facilities"?'
Session: 'How do we ensure sustainability in the healthcare work force of the future?'

Peder is the moderator. 

Date and time: 11/11 2018, 11.35 - 12.30
Track 1B: 'Digital Health: Is digital health the future for healthcare?'
Session: 'Showcase of solutions with a focus on Big Data and AI'

Date and time: 11/11 2018, 11.30 - 12.30 
Track 4: Social Health: How can we add value to healthcare by factoring in the patients' life and community?
Session: 'Changing the mindset – Designing treatment and care plans based on the life and needs of the individual patient'

Peder is the moderator. 

Peder Jest, MD, Medical Director.

Peder Jest is an MD, specialised in internal medicine and geriatrics, and a former associate professor of geriatrics.
Since 1990 Peder has been Medical Director at several hospitals in Denmark, from smaller hospitals to large hospital systems, and has served on the board of directors at OUH Odense University Hospital since 2007.

Peder is chairman of the Innovation Council at OUH and co-founder of the joint research and innovation centre between OUH and the University of Southern Denmark; Centre for Innovative Medical Technology (CIMT – www.cimt.dk). 

He deputy chairman of the board in Welfare Tech (www.welfaretech.dk) and was a member of the board of the Patient at Home-project, the largest health innovation project in Denmark (www.patient@home.dk).

As Medical Director Peder oversees a number of clinical departments in the hospital, and has a special focus on patient security, patient empowerment and cooperation between clinical departments, general practitioners and the municipality.
Peder is especially interested in overcoming inequality in health and how to use new technologies and organisational forms to counter this.


Peter Rahbaek Juel

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 
Keynote speaker at WHINN TALKS!

Peter Rahbaek is the Mayor of the City of Odense. 

 


Poul Jaszczak

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 15.40 - 16.35 
Track 1B:  'Digital Health: Is technology the future of healthcare?'
Session: 'Debate on data sharing and ethics'


Ralph Echemendia - 'The Ethical Hacker'

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 16.55 - 17.25
Keynote speaker at WHINN TALKS!

Ralph Echemendia is a world-renowned cyber security expert, known internationally by his alter ego “The Ethical Hacker.” For over 20 years, Ralph has delivered training on hacking and other security information to corporations including the US Marine Corps, NASA, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, AMEX, Intel, Boeing, Symantec, and IBM.

His portfolio of work and reputation as a leading professional across several industries has landed him the credibility to make appearances on CNN, Fox News, USA Today, and Forbes, to name a few. Ralph took his talents to Hollywood, California and has worked with award-winning Director Oliver Stone as a technical supervisor on films such as “Savages”  and “Snowden” as well as as other projects such as the film “Nerve” and award-winning TV series Mr. Robot.

He has now joined forces with some of the music industry and Hollywood’s most influential names and is working on cutting edge technology for consumer cyber security. Ralph has also been a featured speaker/panelist/keynote at events such as DigitalK in Bulgaria, WoHiT in Barcelona, The Customer Contact Expo in London, Georgetown Law University Cyber Event, WHiNN in Denmark, Raytheon’s Public Sector Cybersecurity Summit in Washington, DC, Austin’s South by Southwest ® (SXSW ®), the LA Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival, Pioneers Festival 17  in Vienna, Digital Odense, Web Summit and Collision to name a few.

His jaw dropping “Hacking Hollywood” appearance has been presented at Creative Artists Agency, the Digital Entertainment World Expo, the Content Protection & Piracy Summit, as well as the Anti-Piracy and Content Protection Summit.

 


Dr. Richard Milani

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 15.45 - 16.40
Track 3: 'Sustainable Hospitals - Hospitals of the future: "health factories" or "wellness facilities"?'
Session: 'How do we ensure sustainability in the healthcare work force of the future?'

Date and time: 10/10 2018 11.30 - 12.30 
Track 4: 'Social Health: How can we add value to healthcare by factoring in the patients' life and community?'
Session: 'Changing the mindset – Designing treatment and care plans based on the life and needs of the individual patient'

Date and time: 11/10 2018, 09.10 - 09.40 
Keynote speaker at WHINN TALKS! 

Dr. Milani currently serves as the Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Vice-Chairman of the Department of Cardiology at Ochsner Health System and Professor of Medicine, at Ochsner Clinical School – The University of Queensland School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana.  His background and research focuses on population health with a special interest in chronic disease and medical informatics.

He serves as the Medical Director of Innovation Ochsner (iO), a health innovation accelerator that is a subsidiary of the Ochsner Health System. After receiving his Internal Medicine training at the University of Florida, Dr. Milani completed fellowships in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Florida, Preventive Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at Harvard University (Massachusetts General Hospital), and Cardiovascular Diseases at Ochsner Clinic Foundation.

He has authored over 500 medical publications and serves as a frequent lecturer for healthcare systems and Fortune 500 companies.  Additionally, he is a reviewer for several medical journals, and is author of the book: Death and Dollars: Solving the Epidemic of Chronic Disease.

 

 


Richard Wheeler

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018, 11.35 - 12.30 
Track 1A: 'Digital Health: Is technology the future of healthcare?'
Session: 'How can Digital Health apply in real life settings?'

Richard Wheeler is an expert in artificial intelligence and machine learning who did his post-graduate work at the University of Edinburgh with a focus on symbolic knowledge based systems including case-based reasoning, and fuzzy and chaotic systems design.  He has worked for the World Health Organisation in Geneva, The University of Edinburgh (both as a researcher and as the Head of Commercialisation for the School of Informatics), and was a research manager at Starlab Brussels.  He joins SAAM on behalf of BILSP as a primary technology architect, and to apply his skills in business development to ensuring that SAAM reaches as many users as possible. 

His on-going research interests in SAAM include ambient intelligence as applied to functionalizing social services and support, and large-scale embedding of sensors and intelligence in the urban fabric. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is also active in renewable energy and smart mobility as the European Projects Manager of the European Sustainable Energy Innovation Alliance headquartered in Graz, Austria.


Rikke Jakobsen

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 09.55 - 10.50
Track 12: 'Denmark has a four-year trial for prescribing medical cannabis. How can we make the best of it?'
Session: 'What are we talking about?'

Cannabis Danmark is a coalition aiming to make Denmark the leading country within development and use of cannabis for medical purposes. To do that Cannabis Danmark bridge politicians, universities, healthcare professionals, business and patients. In the board you will find people with carriers in the pharma and the greenhouse industries.

Rikke Jakobsen is head of secretary. At WHINN she will talk about the issues discussed in Denmark when the four years trial for prescribing medical cannabis was decided. And she will answer the question “How can we make the best of it” by looking into arguments and requests from the doctors as well as the scientists.


Rime El-Houri

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 11.35 - 12.30 
Track 12: 'Denmark has a four-year trial for prescribing medical cannabis. How can we make the best of it?'
Session: 'How does medical cannabis work?'

Rime El-Houri is assistant professor in natural products chemistry and analytical chemistry. She hasjust finished a 4 years science project showing how the passive substances in hemp makes the plant more beneficial to use in the food industry.

Rime El-Houri is looking into the other substances in the cannabis plant.

“All the other substances in the plant influent how the THC and CBD is working. It is the combination of active and passive substances that makes the plant different than chemical produced medical cannabis,” she says. 

That is what gave the assumption, that passive substances are essential to investigate, when looking at why medical cannabis has an effect.

At WHINN she will talk about her own science projects and give a more general introduction to the research needed to investigate if and why medical cannabis has an effect.

 


René Lorenz

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 10.15 - 11.00 
Track 9: 'How do we support a good life with dementia?'
Session: 'How can dementia friendly initiatives create supporting environments and communities?'

I have 18 years of work experience within the social welfare system in Denmark either as a private consultant as well as a public administrator. My work field has primarily been in public care services. How to run and manage an effective and well organized organization.

As implementation and development manager I am part of the top management for strategic decisions on what projects to continue or cancel.
The implementation and development office has a key role in supporting and strengthen the organizational transformation required to achieve the defined objectives for the new organization of the department for elderly and disabled.


Ronny Holm

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018, 09.55 - 11.10
Track 3: 'Hospitals of the future: "health factories" or "wellness facilities"?'
Session: 'Logistics of the future - How can supply chain maturity and infrastructure in clinical settings advance quality, patient safety and clinical outcomes?'

Ronny Holm, RN, Emergency Dept., Skåne University Hospital, Lund.

In charge of medico-technical equipment.

I have electrical technical background. Got my eyes on medical care in 1978. RN since 1985. I have focused on emergency medical care since 1988. I worked with prehospital care for many years. In 2005 I started working at the emergency department in Lund, where I am now mainly an operating-responsible nurse. My interest in technology and technical solutions for use in healthcare is deep in my spinal cord.

At WHINN I will present how our hospital now has a more efficient use of resources and more time for care by using a new positioning solution from Sony Mobile Communications (WHINN sponsor) developed in a two-year research project called Vinnova.


Santiago Gil Martinez

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 14.10 - 15.20
Track 4: 'Social Health: How can we add value to healthcare by factoring in the patients' life and community?'
Session: 'Actively involving volunteers and patient relatives in healthcare - How and why?'

Researcher in the In for Care project under the Interreg North Sea Region EU programme. In For Care: A European transnational approach to informal care and volunteers.

My research focusses on Usability engineering, User-Centred Design and Inclusive Design in the eHealth context. My background is Computing Engineering and I have been working in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) for the last 12 years. In 2009, I was awarded with the Alison Armstrong Research studentship to do my PhD in HCI in the University of Abertay, UK, where I worked in an interdisciplinary environment with Psychologists, Sociologists and Health professionals. I am interested in how to involve users without ICT experience, such as first-time users, older citizens, infants, and disabled, in the design and evaluation of solutions for them. I have developed specific methodologies for my research, and worked with a wide range of the established ones, such as User-Centred Design, Participatory Design and Ethnography. There is a description of my research projects at the bottom of the page.

In the private sector, I have experience in working in the Health Public Sector in Spain in a multystrategy IT consulting company (Everis Spain Ltd.). In UK, working in a visualisation project for NCR Global Ltd, doing consumer testing on a range of different visualisation and interaction projects. I have co-organised HCI workshops in UK, Spain, Norway and Netherlands to disseminate my research findings and also to push the awareness of an inclusive design approach in ICT. As part of that dissemination process, I have given several talks either to specialised audience (industrialists, policy makers, educationalists, government ministers) and general public.


Sara Naseri

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 15.40 - 16.35
Track 1A: 'Digital Health: Is technology the future of healthcare?'
Session: 'What are the possibilities of the future with Digital Healthcare?'

Date and time: 10/10 2018 16.45 -17.15
Keynote speaker at WHINN TALKS!

Sara Naseri is CEO and Co-founder of Qurasense, a health tech startup with the focus to revolutionize women’s health.

She has been an entrepreneur since the age of 16 and her first company BUCKY’o’ZUN had the goal to protect the World against UV-radiation.

She has won many different awards for her achievements and besides building her company she is also a visiting scholar at Stanford University School of Medicine


Dr. Sean McClure

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 09.55 - 10.50
Track 1A: 'Digital Health: Is technology the future of healthcare?'
Session: 'What are the visions for Digital HealthCare?'

Date and time: 10/10 2018 13.30 - 14.00
Keynote at WHINN TALKS! 

Dr. McClure from Accenture has worked for a number of companies throughout Silicon Valley. His work spans hands-on contribution to enterprise-scale AI platforms to Directing entire data science teams. After his Ph.D. Sean started his own consulting practice by founding Newline Analytics, bringing advanced analysis and data strategy to organizations.

After Newline, Sean joined ThoughtWorks as senior Data Scientist where he helped build AI-based products for some of the largest organizations in the US and abroad. Sean moved into the Director role with both Space-Time Insight and Doximity, leading teams of data analysts, data scientists and data engineers. Sean has built leading AI products for a variety of industries including retail, healthcare and Oil & Gas.


Simone Anna Felding

When and where  
Date and time: 9/10 2018 19.00 - 23.00
Bits & Beers 
Session: 'How can you use data from assisted living aids and healthcare technologies - why should you use it?'
Title: Why is the implementation of welfare technologies so often failing in nursing homes?

Simone Felding is an anthropologist specialized in health, the elderly, nursing homes and dementia. She has done extensive field work at nursing homes in Denmark, studying care work, the implementation of welfare technologies for people with dementia, the implementation of guidelines in nursing homes, amongst home nurses and in rehabilitation centres, the interplay between people with dementia, their relatives and professional caregivers and competency enhancement among professional caregivers.


Stefan Rahr Wagner

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 09.55 - 10.55 
Track 8: 'Personal Health - Personalised experiences in treatment and care - How can technology help us improve?'
Session: 'Are we ready to let personal devices and health apps influence treatment?'

Stefan Rahr Wagner, PhD, Associate Professor

Head of Ambient Assisted Living Lab and part of the Pervasive Systems Research Group in the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University.


Stephanie Lose

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018
Keynote speaker at WHINN TALKS!

Stephanie Lose, President of the Regional Council of the Region of Southern Denmark and President of Danish Regions. 

 

 


Stine Falk

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 10.00 - 10.55
Track 2: 'Connected Health: Cross sector and Cross Boarder Collaboration - a key factor in keeping people out of the Hospital?'
Session: 'Collaborate across sectors - how to do it?'

Co-Creator of the future health care system.

 


Svenja Jaffari

When and where 
Date and time: 10/11 2018 15.00 - 16.00
Track 6: 'Sustainable healthcare and participative Design: Do we need to have the patient in focus?'
Session: 'Co-create this workshop' 

Innovation consultant at the Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark. Svenja Jaffari has a PhD in user-centred product design and innovation and a Postdoc in experience design from the University of Southern Denmark. She is currently involved in the EU/ Interreg 5A project DEMANTEC, as well as in (inter-)national research and knowledge sharing activities and project coordination. Her interest lies in design and other theories and methods applied to healthcare, in particular empathic and service design, trends, design leadership and strategy.


Sven Thaisen

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 14.10 - 15.20
Track 4: 'Social Health: How can we add value to healthcare by factoring in the patients' life and community?'
Session: 'Actively involving volunteers and patient relatives in healthcare - How and why?'

Senior Lecturer (retired), on the board of Palliative Voluntary Network Funen since 2014, fundraiser.

Palliative Voluntary Network (PVN) Funen is a non-profit organization that sends out volunteers to private homes to support incurably ill patients and their relatives. The patients are referred to PVN by the Palliative Team at Odense University Hospital. PVN employs a coordinator, who forms the link between the Palliative Team and the Palliative Voluntary Network. The network totals approximately 50 volunteers, and in 2017 the number of visits to patients in their private homes amounted to 729.


Søren Poulsen

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 09.55 - 10.50 
Track 1B: 'Digital Health: Is technology the future of healthcare?'
Session: 'What are the experiences with developing apps for the healthcare sector?'

Director, Data & AI at ProActive A/S. 


Teresa Bau Puig

When and where 
Date and time: 11/10 2018 09.55 - 10.55
Track 8: '
Personal Health - Personalised experiences in treatment and care - How can technology help us improve?'
Session: 'Are we ready to let personal devices and health apps influence treatment?'

Teresa is the moderator. 

Teresa has been working as a journalist analysing the digital transformation of healthcare for the last ten years. Recently, she was diagnosed with a rare disease, an experience that helped her understand very much in person how digital technologies are a key tool to healthcare and to promote citizens and patients self-care. She works as a Communications consultant for organisations such as HIMSS Europe and Patient Power, and UOC eHealth Center, among others.

 


Tessa Lind Gjødesen

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 14.10 - 15.20
Track 4: 'Social Health: How can we add value to healthcare by factoring in the patients' life and community?'
Session: 'Actively involving volunteers and patient relatives in healthcare - How and why?'

Mrs. Tessa Lind Gjødesen, Head of Innovation, PhD social sciences, MPM in strategic innovation

As head of innovation her responsibility is strategic innovation with special focus on development, evaluation, implementation and upscaling of innovative solutions.

Tessa has an academic background and holds a PhD in consumer behaviour and business economics. She has extensive experience in the field of communication and branding as well as consumer behaviour and patterns and the science of consumer communities.


Thomas Riisgaard

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 11.35 - 12.30 
Track 1A: 'Digital Health: Is technology the future of healthcare?'
Session: 'How can Digital Health apply in real life settings?'

My professional mission is to make healthcare better by creating enjoyable, effective and innovative healthcare solutions. 

Currently, I am the CEO of Kite Invent. A company focused on improving healthcare through innovation. 

Previously, I was the Product Director and part of the executive board at Cetrea (now Maquet, Getinge Group), where I work with and directed marketing, innovation, design and development. I co-founded Cetrea in 2006 and have ever since worked on product, sales, and business strategies, designing great products as well as overcoming all the challenges facing start-up companies and learning along the way. In 2014, Maquet, Getinge Group acquired Cetrea. The mission is still the same, but the company is now part of much bigger family with amazing solutions and a true global reach.

Cetrea has always tried to be a different healthcare company and have worked extensively on how to integrate strong design and new pervasive and mobile technology into healthcare IT. It has been a challenging and innovative road and has led to several awards during the years most notable the “Red Herring Top 100 Global” award in 2011.

Before founding Cetrea I worked in academia for six years doing my Ph.D. in healthcare and interaction design, and teaching interaction design and pervasive computing for computer science students. My main research topic were how to solve healthcare problems by creating human-centered IT-solutions based on design, pervasive and ubiquitous computer technology.


Toivo Naaranlahti

When and where 
Date and time: 10/11 2018 09.55 - 11.10 
Track 3: 'Sustainable Hospitals - Hospitals of the future: "health factories" or "wellness facilities"?'
Session: 'Logistics of the future - How can supply chain maturity and infrastructure in clinical settings advance quality, patient safety and clinical outcomes?'

Director of Pharmacy, Kuopio University Hospital since 1998, retired in the spring of 2018.

During the last years Toivo Naaranlahti acted as head of the hospital pharmacy and was deeply involved in the development of automation in the hospital pharmacy setting.

From 1985-1998 Toivo Naaranlahti held various positions at the University of Kuopio.

Education: B.Sc (natural sciences), PhD (Pharm), Title of adjunct professor (University of Eastern Finland)


Tommy Andersen

Tommy is Managing Partner at byFounders, a new early stage venture fund, founded by some of the most successful tech entrepreneurs in the Nordics and investing in the next generation of globally minded Nordic startups. Being an ambitious tech serial entrepreneur, Tommy has successfully founded and exited three companies (the latest being Libratone) as well as built an extensive portfolio of angel investments individually and as part of Nordic Makers. He furthermore serves as Chairman of the Danish Government’s Entrepreneurial Panel and mentors young startups at Danish Tech Challenge and the Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship


Tracy Finch

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 10.00 - 11.00 
Track 7: 'Implementing eHealth – is it really that difficult?'
Session: 'The Science and Practice of Implementation – Pathways to make your eHealth intervention stick'

Tracy is Professor of Healthcare & Implementation Science, in the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences. She leads a programme of research on understanding the implementation of innovations in healthcare practice, consisting of several UK National Institute of Health Research and Research Council funded projects, which include theory-based instrument development, intervention development, and process evaluation of clinical trials and other service development interventions. As co-developer of Normalisation Process Theory (May & Finch 2009), her work has a strong theoretical underpinning but reflects over 18 years' experience of empirical study of the implementation of technologies such as telemedicine, telehealth, telecare and e-health, with expertise in both qualitative and mixed methods research. Key recent projects include the ESRC study ‘Improving the normalisation of complex interventions: Developing quantitative measures for users based on Normalisation Process Theory’, which developed and validated the NoMAD tool for assessing and monitoring factors that affect the implementation of complex interventions in healthcare (http://www.normalizationprocess.org/).


Uffe Kock Wiil

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 15.40 - 16.35
Track 1A: 'Digital Health: Is technology the future of healthcare?'
Session: 'What are the possibilities of the future with Digital Healthcare?'

Professional Experience: 

  • 25+ years of research and development experience focusing on information & knowledge management (visual data analytics), computer-supported cooperative work, software technologies, and distributed systems
  • 15+ years of research management experience from positions as dean, institute director, center director, and project manager

Primary areas of interest:

  • Health informatics: clinical decision support systems; patient empowerment; eHealth; mHealth
  • Security informatics: collection, analysis, and visualization of crime-related data; social network analysis and mining


Specialities: Research, development, consulting, and management

 


Professor Dr. Ulrich Hegerl

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018 14.10 - 15.10 
Track 7: 'Implementing eHealth – is it really that difficult?'
Session: 'Panel discussion: Getting it right – what’s next for eHealth implementation?'

Professor Dr. Ulrich Hegerl is Chair and Medical Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Leipzig University, Germany. He is heading the “European Alliance Against Depression” (www.EAAD.net) and different European joint research projects. Furthermore, he is the chairman of the “German Foundation for Research and Education on Depression” and a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the German Medical Association. 

Professor Hegerl has published more than 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals, most of them on psychosocial and neurobiological aspects of affective disorders. For the project “European Alliance Against Depression” he received the “European Health Award” (1st prize). 


Vanessa Julia Carpenter

When and where 
Date and time: 9/10 2018 19.00 - 23.00
Bits & Beers
Session: 'How can design and technologies be a change maker and become meaningful?'
'The Mechanics of Meaningfulness' 

Vanessa Julia Carpenter is originally from Vancouver Canada, and moved to Malmo, Sweden, then Copenhagen Denmark. In all three places she has engaged others in creating networks and happenings about hardware development.

Vanessa Julia Carpenter is currently a PhD candidate at Aalborg University Copenhagen in the Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design and is employed as a Technology Experience Designer at IdemoLab, DELTA in Denmark, where she helps to develop ‘smart products’ with startups, SMEs, and Pharmaceuticals. Her PhD is investigating designing for meaningfulness in the context of smart products.


Dr. Victoria Betton

When and where 
Date and time: 10/10 2018, 14.10 - 15.15
Track 2: 'Connected Health: Cross-sector and cross-border collaboration - a key factor in keeping people out of the hospital?'
Session: 'A look to the Future: How can we enhance collaboration across Europe? – Part 1'

Dr. Victoria Betton is the moderator. 

Date and time: 10/10 2018, 15.55 - 16.35
Track 2: 'Connected Health: Cross-sector and cross-border collaboration - a key factor in keeping people out of the hospital?'
Session: 'A look to the Future: How can we enhance collaboration across Europe? – Part 2'

Dr. Victoria Betton is the moderator. 

My areas of interest are: digital/mobile health, strategic communications, social media digital social marketing, life coaching, community engagement & participation, group facilitation, event organising, arts & wellbeing. I was director of the Love Arts Festival until 2013, the first arts mental health and wellbeing festival in England. I was a finalist in the 2013 Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards for innovation in relation to social media and mental health. I am a fellow of the Yorkshire and Humber Improvement Network and a member of Mind's External Relations Committee. I regularly speak at events on the topic of social media and digital in health & care.