Biomax Symposium 2012


Thank you for a great Symposium!

Personalized medicine has developed to one of the main topics in healthcare in recent years. The idea of Personalized Medicine is tailoring all medical decisions and practices to the individual patient. Integrating the huge amounts of data that are produced due to the tremendous biotechnological development challenges current information technology but is a pre-requirement to progress in treating the particular patient and his/her specific disease more individually and thus more successfully. Knowledge management has gained increasing importance in leveraging — if not even enabling — the integrated view on various healthcare aspects when trying to conceive an overall picture of the individual patient and his individual disease.

The symposium, which took place May, 3rd 2012, was dedicated to the concepts and challenges of knowledge management as well as to the obvious need for data structuring and integration in personalized medicine. It drew an arch from state of the art knowledge management over the application of knowledge management methods in exemplary projects up to practical know-how sessions. The talks were mainly addressed to medical researchers and bioinformatics scientists related to systems medicine.

Lecturers and Topics

Welcome and Introduction
DR. KLAUS HEUMANN (CEO of Biomax Informatics AG, Munich)
Part I: State of the Art in Personalized Medicine
UNIV.-PROF. DR. HANS-WERNER MEWES (Helmholtz-Center, Munich)
“The need for structured data in medical research”
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Mewes
DR. MARTIJN SPRUIT substituting for
UNIV.-PROF. DR. EMIEL WOUTERS (Department of Respiratory Medicine, University Medical Centre, Maastricht)
“The CIRO+ Data Center”
This presentation is not publicly available. Please contact directly, if you would like to obtain a copy.
Dr. Martijn Spruit
UNIV.-PROF. DR. JOSEP ROCA (Lung Function Unit, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona)
“Integrating Care for Chronic Conditions: Toward a Systems Medicine approach”
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Josep Roca
UNIV.-PROF. DR. CHRISTIAN PESCHEL (Technical University, Munich)
“Challenges of Personalized Cancer Medicine”
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Peschel
UNIV.-PROF. DR. ZLATKO TRAJANOSKI (Biocenter, Division for Bioinformatics, Medical University, Innsbruck)
“Integrating Biomolecular and Clinical Data for Cancer Research: Concepts and Challenges”
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Zlatko Trajanoski
UNIV.-PROF. DR. OLIVER EICKELBERG (CPC Comprehensive Pneumology Center, Munich)
“Mechanisms of pulmonary fibrosis: Need for an integrated approach”
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver Eickelberg
Part II: Applied Knowledge Management
“KNIME: Integrating Data, Tools, and Science”
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Berthold
ISAAC CANO, MSC (Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona)
“Data Integration and Inference: from Biobridge to Synergy”
Isaac Cano, MSC
DR. VOLKER Stümpflen (Helmholtz Center / Clueda UG, Munich)
“Do you know what’s in your patient records? -Intelligent Harvesting in Large Unstructured Data Collections”
This presentation is not publicly available. Please contact directly, if you would like to obtain a copy.
Dr. Volker Stümpflen
UNIV.-PROF. DR. ULRICH MANSMANN (Medical Division, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich)
“Enhancing Statistical Inference by Exploiting Knowledge Structures”
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Mansmann
ANDREAS DANDER, MSC (Biocenter, Division for Bioinformatics, Medical University, Innsbruck)
“Data Integration of Clinical and High-Throughput Data in Oncotyrol”
Andreas Dander, MSC
Part III: Workshop - Practical know-how sessions
Efficient Modeling of Biomedical Knowledge