SAS Health and Life Sciences Executive Forum 2018

~ 14th June ~

~ Customer Executive Center, SAS Spain, Madrid ~

The future is now. Break down myths and discover new possibilities for how data, analytics and artificial intelligence will drive transformational change.

The world is facing an unprecedented change in health and life sciences with the boom of technology, citizen engagement and data. Analytics has the power to meet this challenge by driving innovation and collaboration in the industry. We now have the data and technology to significantly advance health outcomes and patient experience while improving efficiency and controlling costs. Advanced and predictive analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) are being used to accelerate the development, manufacturing and availability of innovative and safe new therapies and enhance medical decision making and patient care.

The 2018 SAS Health and Life Sciences Executive Forum will bring together global leaders across the health care ecosystem to discuss key issues and opportunities around next-generation analytics. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of new analytical technology applications in pharma and health care and their potential benefit to pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers, and patients and communities worldwide.

Registration is free of charge.

Who should attend

Senior Managers, Directors and C-levels in Business and IT in Pharma and Health Care responsible for the following areas:

Clinical Development – Clinical Trial Operations – Statistical Programming and Biometrics - Real World Evidence – Regulatory Affairs – Market Access and Global Pricing Strategy – Manufacturing Analytics and Quality Control – Medical Operations – Quality of Care – Clinical Decision Support – Patient Safety


13 June 2018
20:00Welcome Networking Dinner
14 June 2018
08:00 – 09:00
Registration & Welcome Coffee
09:00 – 09:10
Welcome Remarks
Mark Lambrecht, Director, SAS Global Health and Life Sciences Practice
Cameron McLauchlin, Industry Marketing Manager, SAS Global Health and Life Sciences Practice
09:10 – 09:50
Morning Keynote: The Healthy Nevada Project: A Large Scale Population Health Study Utilizing Genetic, Environmental, Outcome and Demographic Data
William Metcalf, Chief Data Scientist, Renown Institute for Health Innovation  
09:50 – 10:20
The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Cancer Treatment
Dr. Geert Kazemier, Professor of Surgery and Director of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Center Amsterdam
10:20 – 10:50
The Role of Advanced Forecasting Analytics in Driving Supply Chain Excellence
Felipe Sotelo, Global Operations Manager, Teva Pharmaceuticals
10:50 – 11:20
Coffee Break and Demo Stations
11:20 – 12:20The Future of Clinical Research
Dr. Jürgen Regenold, Managing Director of  Dr. Regenold GmbH
12:20 – 12:50Policy Driven Population Health Care Management
Giuseppe Preziosi, Head of Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Competency Center (BICC), Lombardia Informatica
12:50 – 14:20Networking Buffet Lunch and Demo Stations
14:20 - 15:10
Afternoon Keynote: Delight Beyond the Digital Revolution
Prof. Dr. Koen Kas, HealthSkouts CEO and author of Your Guide to Delight
15:10 – 15:40Digitalizing Service Delivery in Health Care
Dr. Mirko Appel, Head of Analytical Services, Siemens Healthineers
15:40 – 16:10Coffee Break and Demo Stations
16:10 – 16:50Efficient Clinical Trial Management Using Data Visualizations
Michael Gomes, Manager, OCS Consulting
Femke Sijtsma PhD, Statistical Programming & Data Visualization Expert, OCS Life Sciences
16:50 – 17:20Predictive Analytics To Prevent Infection and Improve Patient Safety
Ulrika Giers, Vice President, Head of Business Development, Public Healthcare Welfare and Education, Tieto
Mats Frisk, Business Development Director, Healthcare and Welfare Solutions, Tieto  
17:20 – 17:30Reflections and Wrap Up
Mark Lambrecht, Director, SAS Global Health and Life Sciences Practice
17:30 – 18:00Networking and Demo Stations  
18:00Event Concludes  


Join our experts at the Demo stations to get insights on:

  • Clinical Trial Analytics
        - Clinical Development Analytics with SAS® Life Science Analytics Framework
        - Clinical Trial Enrollment Simulator
  • Market Access & Commercialization
        - Global Price Intelligence
        - Real World Evidence
  • Emerging Topics
        - Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)
        - Visual Text Analytics

Registration is free of charge.


Register Now for the SAS Health and Life Sciences Executive Forum
Madrid | 14. 06. 2018

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14th June



Customer Executive Center
SAS Spain
C/ Arroyo de Valdebebas, 4.
28050 Madrid

Suggested Accommodation for Attendees

Travel time to reach the Event venue displayed below is to be intended by car in normal traffic conditions.
The Exe Norte Hotel is located at walking distance (5 mins).

  • Hotel Eurostars Madrid Tower - Link - 10 minutes
  • Hotel Barceló - Link - 10 minutes
  • Hotel Hesperia Madrid - Link – 15/20 minutes
  • Hotel The Principal Madrid - Link - 30 minutes
  • Hotel Catalonia Las Cortes - Link – 30 minutes

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