Day two: Digital respiratory medicine – realism vs futurism

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The European Respiratory Society (ERS) Presidential Summit 2021, ‘Digital respiratory medicine – realism vs futurism’, took place virtually from 3–4 June. The Summit sought to define the innovations that are realistic for digital respiratory medicine in the here and now, as well as those that are to be considered aspirational and futuristic.

Day two of the Summit focused on growth areas and future aspects of digital health, such as big data and artificial intelligence, ethical considerations, regulation, and policy. Catch up on all of the sessions:

Theme V: Ethics, equity, and regulation

  • Towards a more effective Health Union: Digitalisation and the European Health Data Space – Pierre Delsaux, Directorate–General for Health and Food Safety
  • Human in the loop: strengths and weaknesses of AI-safety controls – Nikita Lukianets, Open Ethics
  • Digital respiratory medicine in the global health context: the case of TB – Dennis Falzon, World Health Organization


Theme VI: Artificial intelligence and big data

  • Decision Support Systems and patient management – Wim Vos, Radiomics
  • Harnessing big data for evaluation and regulation of medicines – Luís Correia Pinheiro, European Medicines Agency
  • Digital advances in disease surveillance and extended remit of ECDC – Pasi Penttinen, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control


Realism vs Futurism – debate and takeaways

Panel discussion

  • Anita Simonds, ERS President
  • Marc Humbert, ERS President Elect
  • Wim Vos, Radiomics
  • Joanna Chorostowska–Wynimko, ERS Secretary General


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