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Precision Medicine & Data Science Seminar

Tuesday June 7, 2022 | Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotel | Hybrid Experience


The Revolution in Precision Medicine and Population Healthcare through Data Enablement and Collaboration in the Clinical Research and Life Science Space

How do you maximise the value for society and research in your Clinical and Omics data collections? How do you best utilise Real World Data in cooperation between healthcare services, clinical research and life science companies? Can portability issues with AI and algorithms for population healthcare and preventive care be addressed by collaborations between countries, private and public entities? These and several more topics will be discussed, exemplified and demonstrated.

Join BC Platforms and Accenture for an enriching day, together with a panel of local and international experts from the industry, government and academia, as they discuss their views and experiences. Topics include National Precision Medicine projects, Pharma & Healthcare collaboration, as well as leading edge data science research implementation. Exchange ideas and share your experiences with our international audience. Our stellar line-up of speakers include: Prof. James Bachelor from The University of Southampton, UK; Prof. Tõnu Esko from University of Tartu, Estonia; and from Singapore, Prof. Patrick Tan, Executive Director of the Genome Institute of Singapore and Assoc. Prof. Neerja Karnani from BioInformatics Institute A*STAR.

 

PROGRAM

Timezone Singapore, SGT

Morning  
8:30-8:55 Registration & Coffee (25 min)

9:00-9:15

Opening words

Mr Tero Silvola, CEO BC Platforms

9:15-9:30 HE Antti Vänskä, Ambassador to the Embassy of Finland Singapore
9:30-10:30

Keynote: Transforming Health in Singapore through Precision Medicine

Prof. Patrick Tan, Executive Director of the Genome Institute of Singapore

10:30-10:50 1st Tea Break (20 min)
10:55-11:25

Deep Tech Architecture of a Trusted Research Environments

Mr Niko Hurskainen, Chief Technology Officer,  BC Platforms

11:25-12:10

Harnessing Multi-Dimensional Data to Advance Human Health and Potential with Precision Medicine

Assoc. Prof. Neerja Karnani from BioInformatics Institute A*STAR

12:10-12:30

Portability Predictive Risk Score

Mr Nino da Silva, Deputy Managing Director and CCO APAC, BC Platforms

12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch Break (1h) Lunch will be hosted for all in-person guests
Afternoon  
1:30-2:20

Navigating the Path to Cooperations with Life Sciences Industry. Creating a Rewarding Result for your Citizens.

Prof. Tõnu Esko from University of Tartu, Estonia

2:20-3:05

Collaborating for fun? Personalised Genomic Medicine and the Challenges of Data Squishing

Prof. James Bachelor from The University of Southampton, UK

3:05-3:20 2nd Tea Break (15 min
3:25-4:10

IT Security and RWD Collaborations. Clalit's Program for Supporting Life Science Research

Dr Shay Ben-Shachar, Director Of Precision Medicine and Genomics at Clalit Research Institute, Israel

4:10-4:45

Methodology for Implementation of AI in Healthcare

Dr Ramine Tinati, Managing Director - Applied Intelligence | ASEAN Chief Data Science at Accenture

5:00-5:15

Closing words

Mr Nino da Silva, Deputy Managing Director and CCO APAC, BC Platforms

 

Register for the in-person or virtual experience by May 31st. Limited seats available!

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Speakers

James Batchelor-2

Prof. James Batchelor

Associate Dean International Research & Enterprise Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton Caldicott Guardian,
Honorary Consultant University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Topic: Collaborating for fun? Personalised Genomic Medicine and the Challenges of Data Squishing


Professor James Batchelor is the University of Southampton's Professorial Fellow of Clinical Informatics and Healthcare Innovation. He also serves as the Clinical Informatics Research Unit Director, overseeing a team of over 50 clinical, public health, and informatics professionals. He also leads and directs the EDGE Programme, which is an extensive collaborative network of hospitals and research organisations working together to support and improve research systems in the United Kingdom, Belgium, South Africa, India, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, supporting over 150,000 research projects globally and managing over 7.5 million patients.

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Neerja Karnani-1

Dr Neerja Karnani

Assoc. Prof. BioInformatics Institute A*STAR

Topic: Harnessing Multi-Dimensional Data to Advance Human Health and Potential with Precision Medicine


Dr Karnani is a molecular epidemiologist and clinical data scientist with 20 years of experience working with academia, industry and national platforms. She started her research career at University of Virginia, USA, where she contributed to the first functional annotation draft of human genome (ENCODE consortium). She moved to Singapore in 2013 to join A* STAR's Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS). As the Systems Biology lead at SICS, she developed the multi-omics roadmap for Singapore's National Birth (GUSTO) and Pre-conception (S-PRESTO) cohorts and identified biomarkers of metabolic and mental health adversities in expecting mothers and their offspring. These findings have been patented and licensed by eminent nutrition industries and being translated into future interventions.

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Mr Nino Da Silva

Deputy Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer APAC, BC Platforms

Topic: Portability Predictive Risk Score


Mr Nino da Silva is the Deputy Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer APAC at BC Platforms.

Mr. da Silva is a member of the board of directors of BCB Medical Oy, HLM Ab and Gourmetgruppen Sverige Ab.  He is an entrepreneur and business executive with extensive experience in the field of medical IT and informatics and has proven expertise in international sales and brand building, as well as internationalization of products and concepts.

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Mr Niko Hurskainen

Chief Technical Officer, BC Platforms

Topic: Deep Tech Architecture of a Trusted Research Environments


Niko Hurskainen served as Customer Service Director, Europe and COO, before being appointed as CTO at BC Platforms.

Before joining BC Platforms Niko worked at several big tech companies in different solution and business development roles. Niko has worked as a solution architect, team lead, and latest before joining BC Platforms in 2016 as leader of Business Analytics business at Tieto. Niko combines understanding of IT with strategic business thinking to ensure business success in the long term.

 

Patrick Tan

Prof. Patrick Tan

Executive Director Precision Health Research, Singapore (PRECISE)

Topic: Transforming Health in Singapore through Precision Medicine


Prof. Patrick Tan is the Executive Director (ED) of PRECISE and will oversee the implementation of Phase II of Singapore’s National Precision Medicine Strategy, which aims to transform healthcare in Singapore, and improve patient outcomes through new insights into the Asian genome and data-driven healthcare solutions.
During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Prof Tan was Programme Director of Operation Stronghold, establishing one of Singapore’s largest COVID-19 testing facilities through a joint effort involving A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), National University Health System, and Temasek Holdings.

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Shay Ben-Shachar

Dr Shay Ben-Shachar

Director Of Precision Medicine and Genomics at Clalit Research Institute

Topic: IT Security and RWD Collaborations. Clalit's Program for Supporting Life Science Research


Dr Shay Ben-Shachar is the Director of Precision Medicine and Genomics at Clalit Research Institute at Clalit Health Care, the largest HMO in Israel. As part of his role, he's leading Clalit Biobank, established Clalit's Genomic Center and facilitated technologies for the use of human Genetics provided by Clalit and its genetic department.

Ben-Shachar have more than twenty years of experience in medicine and genetics, and has done contributions to the scientific community through research and publications as well as mentoring and advising physicians and students in genetics.

Tonu Esko

Prof. Tõnu Esko

Vice Director and Head of Estonian Biobank Innovation Centre at Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu, Estonia

Topic: Biobanks and the Rise of Precision Medicine: Personalised Predictive Medicine Challenge


Tõnu Esko, PhD, is a Vice Director of Development and head of Estonian Biobank Innovation Center at Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu, where he holds Professor Human Genomics position genomics. Dr Esko is also a Research Scientist at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, USA and visiting researcher at the Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. He has founded and is co-leading several international consortia. He serves as Scientific Advisory Board member for several global companies.

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Ramine Tinati

Dr Ramine Tinati

Managing Director - Applied Intelligence | ASEAN Chief Data Science at Accenture

Topic: Methodology for Implementation of AI in Healthcare


Dr Ramine Tinati is a Managing Director at Accenture, Singapore. He leads the Data Science Center of Excellence (CoE) within the strategy and consulting group.

Previously, Ramine was an AI/ML Specialist for Amazon Web Services, where he supports AI/ML engagements. Ramine also was an APAC Lead Data Scientist in Microsoft's Data and AI Domain (Microsoft Consulting Services), based in Singapore, where he supported the delivery of Enterprise-level projects in the South East Asia Region, including vertical such as Defense, Finance, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Pharma, and Telecommunications.

 

Venue & Location

Pan Pacific Singapore
7 Raffles Boulevard,
Marina Square
Singapore 039595

Location

  • 20-minute drive from Changi International Airport
  • Five minutes from the Central Business District and The Sands Exhibition and Convention Centre 
  • Centrally located in Marina Bay among three major shopping malls, Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marina Square and Millenia Walk, via covered sky-bridge 
  • Five-minute walk to nearest MRT station

Antigen Rapid Test (ART) and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test Services available within Hotel.

 

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