DIFUTURE Symposium in Tübingen on 10.10.2019

The DIFUTURE Symposium 2019 took place on October 10th in Tübingen. The symposium presented our progress and brought our partners together to discuss further research perspectives. For this purpose, we had invited leading international experts who presented their approaches for data sharing, interoperability, data integration, and analysis.

Tübingen medical campus „Klinikum Berg“
(Photo: Nils Dittbrenner, Copyright Universitätsklinikum Tübingen)


11.00 – 11.15   Welcome (Oliver Kohlbacher, Nico Pfeifer, Klaus A. Kuhn)

11.15 – 11.55   Summary and goals from the i2b2 / tranSMART AUG platform meeting (Shawn N. Murphy, Harvard Medical School)

11.55 – 13.00   Lunch break / Buffet

13.00 – 13.40   Privacy Games: Leveraging Economics to Balance Health Data Privacy and Utility (Bradley A. Malin, Vanderbilt University)

13.40 – 14.20   Innovation through Integration:  Implementation Lessons and New Operational Models Based on Use of REDCap’s FHIR Module In Single- and Multi-Center Trials (Paul A. Harris, Vanderbilt University Medical Center)

14.20 – 14.40   DIFUTURE Overview and Status (Klaus A. Kuhn, TU München)

14.40 – 15:20   Coffee break

15.20 – 15:50   Personal Health Train (PHT) – A Status Update (Marius Herr, Universität Tübingen)

15.50 – 16:20   Architecture of the DIFUTURE Data Integration Centers (Jörg Peter, Universität Tübingen)

16.20 – 16 :50   Use Case Multiple Sclerosis (UC MS): The many challenges to construct a treatment decision rule (Ulrich Mansmann, LMU München)

16.50 – 17:20   Use Case Parkinson’s Disease (UC PD): Defining markers for PD progression: The LOC-PD study (Thomas Gasser, DZNE Tübingen)

17.20 – 18:00   Assessment of Pancreatic Cancer Risk through Machine Learning Analysis of Real World Clinical Records (Chris Sander, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School)


Grosser Hörsaal der Medizinischen Klinik (Uni-Kliniken Berg des Universitätsklinikum Tübingen)

For further details, please see the Flyer for our Symposium (pdf)

Castle Hohentübingen
(Photo: Friedhelm Albrecht, Copyright Tübingen University)