PLENARY KEYNOTES

Since its debut in 2002, the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo has been the world’s premier event showcasing technologies and analytic approaches that solve problems, accelerate science, and drive the future of precision medicine. Bio-IT World unites an ecosystem of over 3,000 leading life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, informatics and technology experts in the field of biomedical research, drug discovery & development, and healthcare from around the world. With this united community, Bio-IT World is the place to explore the future of precision medicine and the technologies that are powering it. Bio-IT offers a plenary keynote session on Tuesday April 21, Wednesday April 22, and Thursday April 23. These are the only times that bring everyone from across the event together in one room.


TUESDAY, APRIL 21 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM


4:00 Welcome Remarks

Cindy Crowninshield, RDN, LDN, Executive Event Director, Cambridge Healthtech Institute

 

 

 

4:05 Keynote Introduction

4:15 PLENARY KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: NIH’s Strategic Vision for Data Science

Susan K. Gregurick, PhD, Associate Director, Data Science (ADDS) and Director, Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS), National Institutes of Health

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Baker, PhD, Director, HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health

 

 

 

 

5:00 - 7:00 Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 | 8:00 - 9:45 AM


8:00 Welcome Remarks

Allison Proffitt, Editorial Director, Bio-IT World

 

 

 

8:05 Keynote Introduction

8:15 Toward Preventive Genomics: Lessons from MedSeq and BabySeq

Robert Green, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine (Genetics) and Director, G2P Research Program/Preventive Genomics Clinic, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Broad Institute, and Harvard Medical School

 

 

 

8:45 PANEL DISCUSSION: Game On: How AI, Citizen Science, and Human Computation Are Facilitating the Next Leap Forward

Seth CooperSeth Cooper, PhD, Assistant Professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Northeastern University

 

 

 

 

 

Lancashire_LeeLee Lancashire, PhD, Chief Information Officer, Cohen Veterans Bioscience

 

 

 

 

 

Pietro Michelucci, PhD, Director, Human Computation Institute

 

 

 

 

 

Jérôme WaldispühlJérôme Waldispühl, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, McGill University

 

 

 

 

 

While the precision medicine movement augurs for better outcomes through targeted prevention and intervention, those ambitions entail a bold new set of data challenges. Various panomic and traditional data streams must be integrated if we are to develop a comprehensive basis for individualized care. However, deriving actionable information requires complex predictive models that depend on the acquisition and integration of patient data on a massive scale. This picture is further complicated by new data streams emerging from quantified self-tracking and health social networks, both of which are driven by experimentation-feedback loops. Tackling these issues may seem insurmountable, but recent advancements in human/AI partnerships and crowdsourcing science adds a new set of capabilities to our analytic toolkit. This talk describes recent work in online collective systems that combine human and machine-based information processing to solve biomedical data problems that have been otherwise intractable, and an information processing ecosystem emerging from this work that could transform the landscape of precision medicine for all stakeholders.

9:45 Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

THURSDAY, APRIL 23 | 8:00 - 9:45 AM and 1:55 - 4:00 PM

8:00 - 9:45 AM


8:00 Organizer’s Remarks

Cindy Crowninshield, RDN, LDN, Executive Event Director, Cambridge Healthtech Institute

 

 

 

8:05 Awards Program Introduction

8:10 Benjamin Franklin Award and Laureate Presentation

J.W. Bizzaro, Managing Director, Bioinformatics.org

 

 

 

 

Discngine_NEW 8:35 Bio-IT World Innovative Practices Awards

Allison Proffitt, Editorial Director, Bio-IT World

 

 

 

9:00 AI in Pharma: Where We Are Today and How We Will Succeed in the Future

Natalija Jovanovic, PhD, Chief Digital Officer, Sanofi Pasteur

 

 

 

9:45 Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall and Poster Competition Winners Announced at 10:00

1:55 - 4:00 PM

1:55 Chairperson’s Remarks

Kevin Davies, PhD, Executive Editor, The CRISPR Journal; Founding Editor, Bio-IT World


 

2:00 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION & PANEL DISCUSSION: Trends from the Trenches

Chris Dagdigian, Co-Founder and Senior Director, Infrastructure, BioTeam, Inc.


 

Vivien Bonazzi, PhD, Chief Biomedical Data Scientist, Managing Director, Deloitte


 

Tim Cutts, PhD, Head, Scientific Computing, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute


 

Kjiersten Fagnan, PhD, Chief Informatics Officer, Data Science and Informatics Leader, DOE Joint Genome Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


 

Matthew Trunnell, Vice President and Chief Data Officer, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


 

The “Trends from the Trenches” will celebrate its 10th Anniversary at Bio-IT! Since 2010, the “Trends from the Trenches” presentation, given by Chris Dagdigian, has been one of the most popular annual traditions on the Bio-IT Program. The intent of the talk is to deliver a candid (and occasionally blunt) assessment of the best, the worthwhile, and the most overhyped information technologies (IT) for life sciences. The presentation has helped scientists, leadership, and IT professionals understand the basic topics related to computing, storage, data transfer, networks, and cloud that are involved in supporting data-intensive science. In 2020, Chris will give the “Trends from the Trenches” presentation in its original “state-of-the-state address” followed by guest speakers giving podium talks on relevant topics. An interactive Q&A moderated discussion with the audience follows. Come prepared with your questions and commentary for this informative and lively session.

4:00 Close of Conference


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