*The fourth edition of the regional forum takes places between 31st March and 1st April al Cluj Napoca and it includes two themes for discussions: digital medicine and digital administration
*From the electronic medical records to remote monitoring, digitization offers new opportunities in the medical field
Digital medicine, the currently available technologies and the perspectives of development of this growing field represent one of the main discussion themes at Cluj Innovation Days, event which will take place between 31st March and 1st April in Cluj-Napoca. Over 400 IT managers, doctors, academics, public administration’s and business environment’s representative are waited at the fourth edition of the regional forum entitled “Towards the digital age in medicine and administration”.
The panel of digital medicine brings to Cluj specialists from the country and from abroad: Cisco and IBM representative, researchers and managers with experience in this field. “We want to go over theory, to understand the real implications of technology in the medical field and to see the development prospects of such a complex interdisciplinary field”, declared Stelian Brad, the president of Cluj IT Cluster, the organizer of Cluj Innovation Days.
“Digitalization is one of the most important tendencies of todays. Basically, digitalization requires that the success of a company is based on its capacity to ensure data security, to action according to the collected information and to deliver services that take into account all these data”, added Dorin Pena, the general director of Cisco Romania.
During the conference, an introduction in the area of digital medicine from a computational-cognitive point of view will be made by Cris Doloc, computer man and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in software architecture, computer-aided educational process and complex algorithms. Being doctor in computational physics, his perspective covers both professional and academic areas. With experience in the business environment and also in research, at Cluj Innovation Days will come Vladimir Lazar too, doctor in molecular biology, with post-graduate specializations in biotechnology and over ten year experience in management. His presentation will show how the IT infrastructure may represent more than a tool, becoming essential for the implementation of innovative clinical trials.
Researcher in the area of artificial intelligence, dr. Dan Ciresan, developed projects focused on deep neural networks, and his methods won five international research contests in the area of neuroscience from SUA, Japan, China and Spain. With over 20 years of experience in the IT field dedicated to health area, Charlie McCay has a specialization in the informational standards from health, both in UK and internationally. At Cluj Innovation Days, he will present several projects developed recently, its impact and the lessons learned from them.
The panel dedicated to digital medicine also includes: Frank Cunningham, representative of European Commission – Health Department; Vlad Mixich, journalist specialized in medical area; Răzvan Atimariti, CISCO; Florin Mănăilă, IBM; Krzysztof Borkowski, Olympus; Alain Tassy, Vituraltel; Marius Marusteri, UMF Târgu-Mureș; Ciprian Costea, Cloudtroopers; Lorena MacNaughtan, ICEEhealth; Marius Geantă, The Center for Innovation in Medicine; Roxana Petric, UMF Cluj-Napoca.
Cluj Innovation Days 2016 will take place at “Iuliu Hațieganu” Medicine and Pharmacy University from Cluj-Napoca.
Cluj Innovation Days is an annual regional forum organized by Cluj IT Cluster since 2013 aimed at strengthening the IT community and facilitating the interaction with the business partners and public sector. Last year edition was dedicated to innovation and technological transfer in IT and in other domains and it meant 472 participants, 40 Romanian and foreign guests and 28 hours of presentations, workshops, discussions and networking.