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SAS Global Health Care and Life Sciences Executive Forum 2019

25 June | Halle 7, Basel

From Disruption to Transformation - Analytics in the Age of Digital Health

With the rise of personalized medicine, greater diagnostic insight, smarter pharmaceutical manufacturing and more — analytics is disrupting and transforming the delivery of health care in support of better patient outcomes. Join industry leaders from around the world as we explore the latest health care and life sciences breakthroughs and the role of advanced analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), data transparency and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Join us in Basel on June 25 and prepare to be inspired with new ideas, use cases and practical examples for making a huge impact with analytics, including:

  • The impact of new scientific technologies on therapeutic development
  • IoT and the smarter manufacturing plant
  • Health data interoperability and harmonization
  • Navigating increased regulatory oversight
  • Biggest wins for AI in health care and life sciences
  • Real world data and improved patient outcomes
  • Gaining a 360-degree view of the patient by combining health data with social determinants and genetics
  • Implications of the rise of consumer-driven health care

Attendance is free of charge.


In cooperation with DayOne - the Swiss Hub for Precision Medicine 

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


We look forward to an extraordinary day inspired by thought leaders, industry best practices and technological innovation

24 June 2019
18:30 - 22:00Welcome Networking Dinner
Restaurant Safran Zunft
Gerbergasse 11, 4001 Basel
18:30h Reception
19:20h Dinner


25 June 2019 
Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:00Opening Remarks
Mark Lambrecht, Director Global Health and Life Sciences Practice, SAS
09:20Keynote: Big Data to Big Decisions
Michael Dillhyon, Founder of Geneva-based Healthbank
10:10Modernization of Clinical Trials
Dr. Jens Eckstein, Chief Medical Information Officer, University Hospital Basel
10:50Coffee Break and Demo Stations
11:20Artificial Intelligence for faster and better diagnosis of the acute patient
Ivan Brandslund, Professor and Research Director, University of Southern Denmark and Lillebaelt Hospital
11:50Partnership powering Analytics - Highlights of a 25 year partnership through the lens of analytical use cases
Craig Howarth, Vice President of Emerging Technology Services, Optum Advisory Services
12:20Lunch Break
13:20Live Demo on SAS Health Analytics Framework including Cohort Generator built on top of the SAS Platform
13:50Real World Evidence in Clinical Development, Life Cycle Management and Repurposing
Andrew Leary, Senior Medical Expert, Pharmaceutical Physician, Clinical Pharmacologist, Dr. Regenold GmbH
Julijana Dukanovic, Scientific Expert, Pharmacist, Epidemiologist, Dr. Regenold GMBH
14:20Can AI help to reduce the number of readmissions for mental health patients?
Rene Priess, Head of centre, Mental Health Services in the Capital Region, Denmark
14:50The Power of Data Transparency: Real Projects with Real Impacts
Dave Handelsman, Program Manager, Project Data Sphere, LLC 
15:20Coffee Break and Demo Stations 
15:50Advanced analytics to simultaneously support antibiotic stewardship and prevent infections
Jens Kjølseth Møller, Professor in Clinical Microbiology, Region Southern Denmark
16:20Continuous process improvement use cases in life sciences
Alexander Dähne, Principal Industry Consultant, SAS
16:50SAS Closing Remarks 
Simon Tilley, Life Sciences Director North EMEA, SAS
17:10Apéro and end of SAS conference
 Transition to DayOne event
DayOne Expert Event: Next Generation Clinical Trials 
20:45End of day


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

  • Clinical Research Analytics
        - Clinical Development Analytics with SAS® Life Science Analytics Framework
        - Clinical Trial Enrollment Simulator
  • Market Access & Commercialization
        - Global Price Intelligence
  • Real World Evidence
        - SAS Health Analytics Framework incl. Cohort Generator built on top of the SAS Platform
  • Emerging Topics
        - Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)
        - Visual Text Analytics

Impressions from last year

Attendance is free of charge.


Register Now for the SAS Health and Life Sciences Executive Forum 2019
June 25 | Basel, Halle 7

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 June 24 Networking Dinner
 June 25 SAS Executive Forum
 June 25 DayOne Expert Event "Next Generation Clinical Trials"
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25th June



Halle 7
Dornacherstrasse 192
CH-4053 Basel

Suggested Accommodation for Attendees

We recommend to book your hotel early - there are several conferences this week in the Basel area.
Travel time to reach the Event venue displayed below is to be intended by car in normal traffic conditions.

Please book your rooms directly by phone or email with the hotels.
In order to get the special SAS offer, please use this booking code:
SAS Exec Forum

  • Hotel The Passage - Link - 5 minutes (25 rooms, till 05 June) 
    e-mail | 228 CHF w/o breakfast
  • Hotel Schweizerhof Basel - Link - 4 minutes (20 rooms, till 05 June) 
    e-mail | 285 CHF incl. breakfast
  • Hotel Steigenberger Stadt Lörrach - Link - 15 minutes (30 rooms, till 05 June) 
    e-mail | 139 EUR incl. breakfast

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