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The conference is organized in four sectors dedicated to major themes:

 

omics and personalized medicine: a session dedicated to understand how genomics and the link between geno- and phenotypes can help in making a diagnosis, predicting and choosing the optimal therapy. The ultimate tools for treating genetic diseases and overcoming the frontiers of traditional medicine in complex syndromes will be discussed. Finally, speakers will focus on personalized therapies, metagenomics and system medicine.

Big data and digital integration: we will discuss about how to deal with multiple data streams for pediatric care and how to simulate heart surgery with virtual reality and with 3D printing. We will present data on the application of artificial intelligence to image analysis.  Finally we will approach how to get the best from continuous follow up in patients with diabetes and other chronic diseases.

The patients and participatory medicine: we will discover how patients can be engaged in a powerful partnership with researchers and clinicians and inspire innovations in healthcare. We will focus on quantified self, patient platforms and patient autonomy and how patients can digitally communicate. Finally we will approach the challenge of data privacy and data protection from the patient point of view.

The innovation cycle in pediatrics: we will host a competition between innovative solutions for pediatrics from a selection of start-ups. We will discuss about how to systematically apply the principles of innovation and how the interactions between clinic, research, and industry can fertilize innovation in pediatrics.