A Background to the IEEE Summit

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organisation dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its more than 423,000 members in over 160 countries, and its highly-cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe.

On Tuesday, 5 December 2017 in Brussels, we are delighted to be hosting a major European Summit – Technology for Health: Transforming Healthcare and Wellbeing.

The IEEE Summit will bring together policymakers, leaders in the healthcare, medical technology and electronics industries as well as expert patients in order to facilitate a dialogue on healthcare enabled by connected technologies, including smart wearables, bio-sensors and implantable technologies.

At the Summit, three panel discussions will approach the area of technology-enabled healthcare from different perspectives, focusing on:

  1. The technological advances and the transformative role they play;
  2. The challenges around the resulting data deluge and how to protect and manage personal data;
  3. The need for a paradigm shift in how health and wellbeing is (self) managed at the human level to accommodate and derive benefits from these technological changes.

In addition, two high-level keynote speakers will deliver addresses that capture the key issues at stake in the current debate about innovation in technology-enabled healthcare, from both the policymaker and industry perspective.

Overall, the Summit will provide a policy platform for discussion of the opportunities and challenges presented by technological advances in healthcare and wellbeing, and will stimulate debate on how best to overcome the challenges while fully leveraging the opportunities.

Please feel free to direct any questions to:

Marios Skouras , EU Events Coordinator
IEEE Summit on Technology for Health: Transforming Healthcare and Wellbeing
+32  2 213 13 69