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Current Congress

Swiss-Korean Life Science Symposium

4th Swiss-Korean Life Science Symposium – Digital Health & Precision Medicine

The Swiss-Korean Life Science Symposia are annual meetings of interdisciplinary experts and innovators from research, hospitals, the private industry and start-ups of both countries. The previous 3 events have taken place in Seoul with support by the Swiss and Korean governments and active involvement of Baselarea.Swiss, the University of Basel, the University Hospital Basel, Novartis, Roche and Roche Diagnostics as well as numerous start-ups from Basel. Check here for an impression of the 3rd Symposium.

The 4th Symposium brings together leaders of top Korean hospitals at the forefront of digitalization and precision medicine with long experience but great appetite to find new partners and connections in Switzerland. From Switzerland, various speakers from academia & industry discuss new trends in precision medicine also an outlook for seeking partnerships in Asia.

The organisators and initiators seek to initiate a new international spirit of innovation and support concrete bilateral projects. The Symposium is supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation and the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare.

Please join us at the 4th Swiss-Korean Life Science Symposium, organized by the University of Basel in close collaboration with Baselarea.Swiss through Day.One:

Date: Friday, 16 June 2017, 09:00-18:30 in Basel

Place: University Hospital Basel, Zentrum für Lehre und Forschung (ZLF), Meetingroom Cafeteria, Hebelstrasse 20, 4056 Basel / Switzerland

(*free of charge)


09.00 – 09.05

Opening of the Swiss-Korean Life Science Symposium

09.05 – 10.45


Towards a new type of Innovation Collaboration – Switzerland, Korea and beyond
Hans-Florian Zeilhofer (University of Basel, Switzerland)

Visions & Experiences – Mutual benefits in innovation cooperation for Korea & Switzerland
Si Young Song (Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea)

Tech Start-ups at KAIST, Innovation & Internationalisation
Steve Ahn (KAIST, Daejeon, Korea)

How Translational Sciences provides essential building blocks for Precision Medicine. From drug target to clinical benefit
Peter Groenen (Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Allschwil, Switzerland)

Next-gen open-platform diagnostics in developing countries
Steve Lee (NOUL Inc., Yongin, Korea)

10.45 – 11.15

Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.35

Digital Health Tools and Big Data

ICT contribution to better quality of care: focusing on big data analytics
Hee Hwang (Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Korea)

See three-D (C3D); towards a clinical digital diagnostic department
Bram Stieltjes (University Hospital Basel, Switzerland)

Research & Innovation at University of Applied Science - School of Life Sciences
Falko Schlottig (University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, Basel, Switzerland)

Digital Biomarkers at Roche
Mike Baker (Roche, Basel, Switzerland)

12.35 – 13.00

Initiatives for precision medicine in Switzerland and Korea

Day.One – A new initiative for precision medicine in the Basel Area and beyond
Thomas Brenzikofer (Baselarea.Swiss, Basel, Switzerland)

Current status of precision medicine in Korea
Kun-Ho Yoon (The Catholic University of Korea, Korea)

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch Break

14.00 – 16.00

Precision Medicine and Big Data

Data Sources for Precision Medicine Research in Korean
Hyeon Chang Kim (Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea)

Digitization and Data Opportunities in Big Pharma
Abhimanyu Verma, (Novartis, Basel, Switzerland)

Healthcare Innovation Park at SNU Bundang Hospital – perspective from a radiologist
Hak Jong Lee (Seoul National University Budang Hsopital, Korea)

Precision medicine in Switzerland and Basel – IT infrastructure focus
Thierry Sengstag (University of Basel & SIB - Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Basel, Switzerland)

Dialogue-based intelligent medical platform
Sungyoung Lee (Kyung Hee University, Korea)

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee Break

16.30 – 17.30

Precision Medicine in Surgery

Using a computer-assisted and robot-guided laser osteotome for intraoral mandibular osteotomies
Kyung-won Baek (University of Basel, Switzerland)

Robotic systems technologies from surgery intervention
Jaesoon Choi (University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea)

Cutting bone with lasers in single port surgery: a MIRACLE?!
Georg Rauter (University of Basel, Switzerland)

Becoming an influencer in the global CMF/OMS community
Dr. Florian Thieringer and Alex Hatebur (Medical Insights)

17.30 – 18.10

Company Short Presentations

(Rapid accurate molecular diagnosis of tropical diseases using portable real-time PCR)
Sung-Woo Kim (Seoul, Korea)

Juvic Inc.
(Microneedle drug delivery system)
Hyungil Jung (Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea)

(Challenges and Learnings when doing Big Image Analytics on medical data)
Joachim Hagger (Zurich, Switzerland)

(Mobile artificial intelligence diagnostic platform for Malaria, AIDS and Tuberculosis)
Steve Lee (Yongin, Korea)

19.30 – 23.00

Gala Dinner at Wildt’sches Haus