February 1st 2019, the first Digital Rheumatology Day will take place at the Olympic Museum (Lausanne). This state-of-the art event, with which Swiss Digital Health is a partner, is the opportunity to discuss current evolvement and the future of digital solutions including opportunities and threats in rheumatology.
Co-organisator of the manifestation, Pr Thomas Hügle has kindly accepted to respond to our questions about this unrivalled conference.
Pr Thomas Hügle, could you please describe yourself in few words?
I am a rheumatology specialist. Since 2017, I am the Chief of the Rheumatology Department in the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV) and ordinary Professor at the University of Lausanne (UNIL). My researches are focused on chronic inflammation mechanisms and their consequences, including osteoarthritis. Simultaneously to my clinical and research activities, I cultivate a genuine passion for innovative technology which give me a different perspective on my scientific work. I had, for instance, designed a device and registered some.
Digital Rheumatology Day is about?
Digitization is now a reality in medicine. The Digital Rheumatology Day offers the opportunity to gather the different stakeholders in the environment to discuss tomorrow’s health. This conference will bring together physicians, scientists, data managers, IT-specialists, consultants and industry.
Which was the vision that has driven you for organising this event?
The aim of the conference is to encourage exchange of experiences, to learn more about how patient care can be improved by using digital solutions, with a rheumatology focus. Speakers will discuss about AR/VR, AI, new devices and their application, e-diagnosis, deep learning, etc. It is also important for me to provide, not only technical, but concrete solutions for the future. That is why during the afternoon we will have a research and application session”
Where can we find information about the conference and registration?
All information, such as the preliminary program and registration platform is on our website: www.digitalrheumatology.org. We are looking forward to meeting you on February 1st !