7th of November-Workshop on Ethics and Regulatory challenges in eHealth in Brussels

Innovation uptake in eHealth with patient-centeredness and gamification. Regulatory challenges and opportunities.

Scope of the meeting: Brainstorm the status of the regulatory and ethical scenario in the context of eHealth and expose the state of the art of two flagship EU H2020 eHealth projects discussing the process-to-market implications especially at the light of the Regulatory framework in the clinical research and uptake in the healthcare scenario.

Date and Time:
Wednesday 7 November 2018
09:30 – 17:00

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Innovation Sprint SPRL HQ
at Brussels Life Sciences Incubator (BLSI) – Clos Chapelle-aux-Champs 30 – 1200 Brussels, Belgium

Organising Secretariat:
Alfredo Cesario & Sofoklis Kyriazakos
Innovation Sprint Sprl


09:00 – 09:30 Arrival at BLSI – Welcome Coffee

09:30 – 09:45 Welcome address and tune in Sofoklis Kyriazakos, CEO at Innovation Sprint Sprl

09:45 – 10:00 “eHealth, Innovation and Patients’ Centredness”, Ingrid Klingmann – President at the European Forum for Good Clinical Practice, Brussels (BE)

10:00 – 10:15 “Innovation and (EU) Regulation: the Medical Device case”, Eric Klasen – Vice President Regulatory Affairs, Medtronic International Trading, Tolochenaz (CH)

10:15 – 10:30 “eHealth Innovation and Clinical Research”, Emilio Vandelli – Managing Director, Arithmos, Verona (IT)

10:30 – 10:45 “eHealth Innovation and real life Hospital uptake”, Giovanni Arcuri – Chief of Health Technology at Fondazione Policlinico Gemelli IRCCS, Rome (IT)

10:45 – 11:00 “Where Ethics stands in the eHealth uptake process”, Pietro Refolo – Professor of Bioethics at Catholic University, Rome, (IT)

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:00 “Horizon Europe”, Christina Kyriakopoulou – Directorate General for Research and Technological Development – European Commission, Brussels

12:00 – 13:00 Round Table

Moderators: Alfredo Cesario (Innovation Sprint Sprl), Christina Kyriakopoulou (DG Research & Innovation, European Commission, Brussels)

Presenter I (20’) “The H2020 COUCH project: status”, Harm op den Akker, University of Twente (NL)

Presenter II (20’) “The H2020 GOAL project: status”, Aristodemos Pnevmatikatis, Athens Information Technology, Athens (GR)


Ingrid Klingmann, President at EFGCP
Eric Klasen, VP at Medtronic
Emilio Vandelli, Managing Director at Arithmos
Pietro Refolo, Bioerthicist at UCSC
Giovanni Arcuri, Clinical Engineer at FPG-IRCCS

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 14:20 -“Savings and better QoL: Gamifying Rehab“, Lucia Pannese – CEO IMAGINARY, Milan (IT)

14:20 – 14:40 -“Motivating a healthier lifestyle – the technology viewpoint“, Aristodemos Pnevmatikakis, Athens Information Technology, Athens (GR)

14:40 – 15:00 – “Problems of exploiting eHealth solutions from R&D projects“, Andrew Pomazanskyi, NUROGAMES GmbH, Köln (DE)

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:00 – “Motivational strategy selection based on motivation profiles“, Lex Van Velsen, RRD, Enschede (NL)

16:00 – 16:30 -“Virtual rehabilitation coach at home for cardiac patients“, Marc Lange, EHTEL (BE)

16:30 – 17:00 General Discussion and Wrap Up

Moderator: Christina Kyriakopoulou, DG Research & Innovation, the European Commission

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