Inspiring event with international keynotes:

Dr. BERTALAN MESKÓ, PhD - Director of THE MEDICAL FUTURIST INSTITUTE & bestseller author of "The Guide to the Future of Medicine: Technology AND The Human Touch" and "My Health Upgraded: Revolutionary Technologies To Bring A Healthier Future".

The Medical Futurist Institute analyzes how science fiction technologies can become reality in medicine and healthcare.

"Only digital health can bring healthcare into the 21st century and make patients the point-of-care. We prepare everyone in healthcare for the adoption of innovative, disruptive and smart technologies while keeping the human touch."

Dr. BRENT MITTELSTADT - Researcher at the University of Oxford

Dr. Brent Mittelstadt is a researcher in data ethics at the University of Oxford. His research addresses the ethics of algorithms, machine learning, artificial intelligence and data analytics (‘Big Data’). His immediate research focuses on ethical auditing of algorithms, including the development of standards and methods to ensure fairness, accountability, transparency, and group privacy in complex algorithmic systems. A recent paper on the lack of meaningful and accountability and transparency mechanisms for automated decision-making in the General Data Protection Regulation highlights the pressing need for work in these areas. Over the past five years his focus has broadly been on the ethics and governance of emerging information technologies, including a special interest in medical applications. Reflecting this, in the past year he has worked on the Data Analysis in IoT Solutions for Healthcare (DASH) project, part of the EPSRC’s PETRAS IoT Hub, to develop ethical guidelines for designing the health-related Internet of Things. Prior to this he collaborated with Prof. Luciano Floridi on the Ethics of Biomedical Big Data project at the University of Oxford. With support from the Brocher Foundation and the University of Oxford’s John Fell Fund he has recently organised workshops and symposia on ethics, policy and governance for biomedical Big Data, which led to the publication of an edited volume in Springer’s Law, Governance and Technology book series and a special issue in Philosophy & Technology. Dr. Mittelstadt also organises the Oxford Internet Institute’s Ethics and Philosophy of Information research cluster.

ALEXANDER MORDVINTSEV – Engineer & Researcher, working at Google A.I. on Deep Neural Network visualization, interpretation and understanding. Creator of the computer vision program DeepDream. 


JOAN VAN LOON - Managing Director Healthcare & Life Science IBM

Joan Van Loon is the global thought leader Healthcare and ambassador for IBM Watson.

IBM Watson Health - Cognitive Healthcare Solutions changing the world.


And many others... Check our program for more info!


In cooperation with our partner UGent I UZ Gent

Free event at the invitiation of Living Tomorrow, UGent & UZGent

(Ticket value: 219€)

No show fee: 105 € - Please let us know at least 1 week in advance if you can't make it to the event.


9.00 - 9.30


9.30 - 9.45

Intro by 
- Joachim De Vos - CEO Living Tomorrow
- Prof. dr. Rik Van de Walle - Rector Ghent University

9.45 - 10.05

Keynote Joan Van Loon - Managing Director Healthcare & Life Science IBM

10.05 - 10.25

Keynote Alexander Mordvintsev – Engineer & Researcher, working at Google A.I.

10.25 - 10.45

Keynote Prof. Isabelle Van Herzeele - Ghent University Hospital

10.45 - 11.00

Coffee Break

11.00 - 11.45

Keynote Bertalan Meskó, PhD - Director of The Medical Futurist Institute

11.45 - 12.05

Keynote Stefan Wijnen - Business Development and Partner manager Microsoft Research

12.05 - 12.25

Panel discussion with keynote speakers Part I

Prof. Catherine Van Der Straeten 
Prof. Johan Decruyenaere 

Health Innovation & Research Institute Ghent University Hospital

12.25 - 13.25


13.25 - 13.45

Keynote Eduoard Auvinet - Research Associate Imperial College London

13.45 - 14.05

Keynote Prof. Kirsten Colpaert - Ghent University Hospital

14.05 - 14.25

Keynote Prof. Sofie Van Hoecke - PhD - Associate Professor  IDLab (Ghent University - IMEC)

14.25 - 14.55

Keynote Dr. Brent Mittelstadt - Researcher at the University of Oxford

14.55 - 15.15

Panel discussion with keynote speakers Part II

Prof. Catherine Van Der Straeten 
Prof. Johan Decruyenaere 

Health Innovation & Research Institute Ghent University Hospital

15.15 - 15.20

Closing word by Prof. Eric Mortier - Chief Executive Ghent University Hospital

15.20 - 16.00

Reception & networking