The Conference Program at Big Data in HealthCare TLV, April 16, 2019

The Program will be entirely in English

The conference will focus on the topic of Big Data in HealthCare, particularly on technologies for the prediction of diseases and epidemics at individual, national and international levels. Around the world, Big Data algorithms have proved their epidemiological value many times,  warning of disease outbreaks and accurately predicting epidemics. In some cases it has been possible to use the information gathered to prevent the outbreak of disease.

Israeli companies are at the forefront, with several hundred Israeli companies developing algorithms and applications in this field. We would like to share their knowledge with experts from other countries. We believe that the meeting and cross-fertilization of minds, ideas and technologies can be  of immense benefit for health worldwide.

Conference attendees will include heads of private and public health systems, doctors and high-tech professionals, as well as heads of health-related institutions and organizations.


Target audience: healthcare organizations, clinicians, academia, research institutions, computational medicine professionals, ministries of health, innovators, data scientists, IT and BI personnel, pharmaceutical companies, venture capitalists and startups.

Uniqueness: there is no other conference that focuses on and exposes people to Big Data and artificial intelligence in medicine.

Objective: To create a meeting and dialogue between a variety of groups, especially academics and startups.

See Video of Presentations from Big Data in HealthCare 2019 HERE


 8:00 – 9:00 
Networking Breakfast and Exhibition

 9:00 – 9:45 – Auditorium 
Co-Chairs’ Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr Eyal Zimlichman
Prof David Reich

Dr Eyal Zimlichman, Deputy Director General, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at Sheba Medical Center READ MORE
Prof David L Reich, President and Chief Operating Officer, Mount Sinai Hospital READ MORE


Prof Yitshak Kreiss
Dr Ami Appelbaum

Prof Yitshak Kreiss, Director General, Sheba Medical Center
Dr Ami Appelbaum, Chief Scientist, Israel Innovation Authority

General Session 1

 9:45 – 10:30 – Auditorium 
Keynote Presentation

Prof John D Halamka

Prof John D Halamka, Chief Information Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess System READ MORE

 10:30 – 11:15 
Panel 1
Overcoming Challenges in Implementing Big Data Solutions


Mr Russ Branzell
Prof Ran Balicer

Mr Russ Branzell, CEO, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives

Prof Ran Balicer, Founding Director, Clalit Research Institute READ MORE
Prof John D Halamka, Chief Information Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess System
Prof David L Reich, President and Chief Operating Officer, Mount Sinai Hospital
Prof Varda Shalev, Director, Institute of Research and Innovation, Maccabitech READ MORE
Dr Nathalie Bloch, Director, ARC Innovation Center, Sheba Medical Center

Prof John D Halamka
Prof David L Reich
Prof Varda Shalev
Dr Natalie Bloch

 11:15 – 11:45 
Coffee Break and Exhibition

General Session 2

 11:50 – 12:30 – Auditorium 

Panel 2 
Future Directions of AI: The Industry Perspective


Dr Michal Rosen-Zvi

Dr Michal Rosen-Zvi, Director for Health Informatics, IBM Research READ MORE


Prof Kira Radinsky
Prof Ido Wolf

Prof Kira Radinsky, Visiting Professor, Technion READ MORE

Prof Ido Wolf is Head of the Oncology Division, Tel Aviv Medical Center READ MORE

Prof Avinatan Hassidim
Nigel Hughes

Prof Avinatan Hassidim leads the research group in Google Tel Aviv. READ MORE
Nigel Hughes, Scientific Director, Janssen Clinical Innovation – Patient Data for Research READ MORE

Dr Eran Harary

Dr Eran Harary, Psychiatrist, Clinical Lead in Teva Global R&D  READ MORE

 12:30 – 14:00 

13:15 – 14:00 
B2B Meetings and Networking
Big Data in HealthCare: Live Demonstration
Poster Discussion

 14:00 – 15:45 
Breakout Sessions

Track 1
AI and Future Directions for HealthCare – Auditorium
Chairman: Prof Robert Klempfner READ MORE
The Role of Data Science in Improving Value-Based Health Care in the US

Prof David L Reich
Dr Ahuva Weiss-Meilik

Prof David L Reich, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital

AI and the Future of Medicine
Dr Ahuva Weiss-Meilik, Head of the Data Science and Quality Division, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center READ MORE

How Patient Centricity and Big Data AI Analytics Improve Treatment Outcomes

Mr Eliran Malki

Mr Eliran Malki, CEO and Co-Founder, Belong Life READ MORE

Preventing Worldwide Blindness
Dr Zack Dvey-Aharon, CEO & Chief Scientist, AEYE Health LLC

The First Ever Deployment of an AI-Based System in a Pathology Institute: A Year in Review
Daphna Laifenfeld, Chief Strategy Officer, Ibex Medical Analytics

Track 2
Hands-On AI – Hall 1 Ground Floor
Chairman: Dr Ben Gross

Machine Learning in HealthCare – Focusing on Practical Usability

Dr Noa Dagan
Dr Hovav Dror

Dr Noa Dagan, Chief Data Officer, Clalit Research Institute

Unlock Data. Transform Care

Dr Hovav Dror, Chief Science Officer, READ MORE

Medical Imaging AI Inference at Scale in Emulated T-Score in Spine CT
Mrs Mila Orlovsky, Clinical Data Scientist, Zebra Medical Vision

A Machine Learning Model for Predicting CT Utilization in an Adult Emergency Department
Dr Yiftach Barash, Sheba Medical Center

Reducing Drug Prescription Errors and Adverse Drug Events with a Machine Learning-Based Clinical Decision Support System
Dr Gad Segal, Sheba Medical Center

Use-Case of Hospital-Acquired Infections, Real-Time Surveillance 
Amit May-Dan, CEO, MilagroAI

Track 3
Fostering Innovation in Big Data – Hall 2
Chairman: Dr Gidi Stein

ARC: A Unique Innovation Concept in Big Data

Dr Eyal Zimlichman
Prof Matthew Levin

Dr Eyal Zimlichman, Deputy Director General, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at Sheba Medical Center
Building a Clinical Data Science Pipeline: Real-Time Machine Learning and Decision Support for HealthCare

Prof Matthew Levin, Director, Clinical Data Science Team, Mount Sinai Health System READ MORE

Mrs Esti Shelly
Dr Elan Sasson

Israel Ministry of Health’s Strategy for Big Data

Mrs Esti Shelly, Director, Digital Health Division, Israel’s Ministry of Health

Reliability, Fairness, Accountability and Transparency

Dr Elan Sasson, CEO and Co-founder, Data Science Group READ MORE

Semi-Supervised Validation of EMR Algorithms with Noisy Labels
Dr Chuan Hong, Harvard Medical School

Medication Use Is Made Digital Using Computer Vision
Dr Eyal Bartfeld, Irody Inc

 15:45 – 16:00 
Coffee Break and Exhibition

 16:00 – 16:45 – Auditorium 

Keynote Presentation
Moving from Precision Medicine to Next Generation HealthCare

Prof Joel Dudley

Prof Joel Dudley, Executive Vice President for Precision Health at Mount Sinai Health System… READ MORE

 16:45 – 17:00 – Auditorium 
Closing Reception

Dr Eyal Zimlichman
Dr Eyal Zimlichman, Deputy Director General, Chief Medical Officer, and Chief Innovation Officer at Sheba Medical Center
Prof David L Reich, President and Chief Operating Officer, Mount Sinai Hospital

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