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Big Data in medicina

Big Data in Health Conference in Salerno

The second edition of the conference on the use of Big Data in biomedical research will be held at the Baronissi Campus of the University of Salerno From 6 to 8 June 2018.

The meeting is the opportunity to gather the experience of the research, industry and public institutions domains on the new discipline of Big Data in Health.In particular, the conference will address the issues of health-enabling technologies, electronic health data, healthy aging and the big "killers".

GARR will participate on the opening day with a talk of director Federico Ruggieri about the opportunities and the new challenges of digital infrastructures to support research. Big Data in Health are already exerting a profound impact on biomedicine.

Examples are provided by:

  1. the centrality of Electronic Health Records (EHR) in public health and epidemiological studies and in scientific publications;
  2. the foundational role of high-throughput genomics and integrated multiplexed omics to advance experimental biology;
  3. the depth at which high-resolution imaging is achieving unprecedented accuracy.

In light of the emerging digital medicine paradigm, the role of digital phenotypes has become crucial to characterize diseases. Comprehensive approaches are now conceived for the analysis of multi-evidenced data, i.e., data generated from multiple sources, such as cells, organs, individual lifestyle and social habits, environment, population dynamics, etc. The other emerging N-of-1 paradigm is inspired by individualization of care and cure. Health across wellbeing and disease stages is leveraging through technology the idea of connectedness, thus converging to a dichotomy already in use at the social level, i.e. ‘connected being’ vs ‘disconnected being’.

Participation is free of charge but the online registration is mandatory on the event website.

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