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Introducing the 1st Big Data In HealthCare International Conference and Exhibition


On Tuesday April 16, 2019 the Big Data In HealthCare International Conference and Exhibition will take place at the Wohl Convention Center in in front of Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. This event, organized by Big Data TLV, is the first to focus exclusively on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in the healthcare sector. All the content will be delivered in English, for international audiences.

The full-day event will attract a variety of delegates, ranging from clinicians and researchers to venture capitalists and startup representatives. Big Data In HealthCare will attract high-profile international speakers, delegates and exhibitors.

The Conference will focus on the topic of Big Data In HealthCare, particularly on technologies for the prediction of diseases and epidemics. Conference lectures will come under the following categories: AI and Future Directions for Healthcare, AI in Practice, Security and Infrastructure, and Fostering Innovation in Big Data. Lecturers and Lecture Titles to be announced soon.

Alongside the Conference program there will be a technical exhibition, offering companies and organizations a unique opportunity to present and promote related products, systems research and services.

Chairing the event are Eyal Zimlichman MD, MSc and David L Reich MD.

Dr Eyal Zimlichman is Deputy Director General, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at Sheba Medical Center, Israel’s largest hospital.

Dr David L Reich is President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

“With the huge growth in amounts of data in healthcare, we are on the brink of restructuring medicine on many levels as new insights are brought forward. This conference will bring together scientists, clinicians, innovators and entrepreneurs from the academy, public health care sector and the industry to provide a full comprehensive view of this ground-breaking field.” – Dr Eyal Zimlichman


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Attention: Health Editors



April 16th Event Will Focus on How Medical Big Data is Changing Patient Care Around the Globe


Israel is not only a world leader within the realm of “Start-Up: Nation” innovation, it is also a BIG DATA superpower, especially within the health and medical sectors.

The forthcoming BIGDATA TLV event (, which will be held in Tel Aviv’s Wohl International and Exhibition Convention Center in front of Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan on April 16, will focus exclusively on this growing field, which is dedicated to public health and reducing mortality among patients.

BIGDATA TLV will be helmed by Dr Eyal Zimlichman, Deputy Director, Chief Medical Officer, and Chief Innovation Officer at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer (the largest hospital in the Middle East) and Dr. David L. Reich, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. In addition, two of the world’s top healthcare professionals, Dr. John Halamka (Harvard Medical School) and Dr. Joel Dudley (PhD, Director of the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare, Associate Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and Population Health Science and Policy at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Executive Vice President of Precision Health at Mount Sinai Health System), will be keynote speakers at the event.


Big Data in medicine is already used by doctors as a tool to define patients’ diseases and finding ways to cure or prevent them. This is done by comparing the patient’s specific details and data to millions of similar cases worldwide.

The data is collected by sophisticated algorithms from all the information on the web and in scientific publications around the world. Recently, the Israeli government also approved access to personal data stored by local HMO’s (health maintenance organizations). In daily practice, the comparative data appears on the doctor’s computer screen while the patient is sitting opposite them. The doctor receives the information, which has already been analyzed, including the characteristics of the disease, as well as the accumulated global information on ways to treat the disease.  Moreover, when it comes to drugs, BIG DATA provides doctors with critical info about whether the prescription given to the patient is indeed for the correct medication, by comparing the effect of the drug in millions of similar cases locally and around the world. This is also an integral part of developing “personalized medicine” based on “predictive analytics”, where history and genetics can actually foresee diseases and even epidemics. The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and algorithms also enables researchers to conduct scientific analyses and provide up-to-the-minute information to doctors, saving hospitals time and money, as well as giving doctors the tools to keep patients healthier and out of the hospital. Journalists who wish to interview Dr Zimlichman, Dr Reich, Dr John Halamka or Dr Joel Dudley prior to or during the BIGDATA TLV Conference can contact me at: Elaine Harrison 7814099799

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Q & A with John Halamka, MD

Keynote Speaker at the first Big DataTLV event in Israel to focus on HealthCare, April 16, 2019, in the Wohl Convention Center in front of Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan in the heart of Innovation Nation, Israel.


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