24.2.2021: AI and Ethics and how to integrate it into day-to-day business

For our first digital session in 2021, we have invited expert Ursula Mayer, CEO of Sciform GmbH to share her insights on the crucial issues surrounding ethics in AI and how to integrate it in a business context.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

The talk will provide a short introduction to AI and explain, why it is important to consider ethical values during the entire life-cycle of AI technology. You will learn, which ethical values are the most relevant and get an overview, how AI ethics can be operationalized in a business context.

Sciform GmbH supports customers from industry and academia with a highly specialized expertise and an in-depth experience in Applied Mathematics & Distributed Computing.

THE AGENDA

18:30 – Welcome and Intro by Women in Digital Health

18:35 – Presentation by Ursula Mayer
          – Discussion & Interactive Q&A

19:25 – Wrap-up

19:30 – Informal Networking

:: End of Event ::

*Do note that the event will start punctually at 18:30, so please enter the zoom ‘waiting room’ by 18.25. Thank you!

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

As a computational scientist and CEO of Sciform GmbH, Ursula Maria Mayer combines deep technical knowledge, ethical expertise and business know-how to help companies build meaningful and successful AI solutions.She enjoys giving workshops for various audiences and is also a regular speaker at conferences.Her work on technology and ethics has been recognized by several awards.

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24.3.2021: Embodied Virtual Reality in Healthcare

Virtual reality represents a technology trend that is transforming the healthcare industry in meaningful ways. From behavior modification to pain management, innovative VR approaches are utilizing the sense of presence and embodiment to alter our minds and effectively improve health outcomes. The unique ability to precisely modify virtual bodies in ways that would not be possible in physical reality is opening new realms of healthcare opportunities to change and improve our minds and bodies.

For our digital session in March 2021, we have invited University of Zurich MedTech Entrepreneur Fellow Jasmine Ho to share her insights on the development and application of embodied virtual reality in healthcare.

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THE AGENDA

18:30 – Welcome and Intro by Women in Digital Health

18:35 – Presentation by Jasmine Ho
          – Discussion & Interactive Q&A

19:25 – Wrap-up

19:30 – Informal Networking

19:45 – End of Event

*Do note that the event will start punctually at 18:30, so please enter the zoom ‘waiting room’ by 18.25. Thank you!

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Jasmine Ho completed her Bachelor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she worked as a student researcher in the Social-Affective Neuroscience Lab. Her Master’s thesis, completed at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), examined the influence of body lateralization differences on distinct measures of executive functioning, which sparked a particular interest in the intricate connection between bodily self-consciousness and cognition. Continuing her PhD studies at the University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland, Jasmine’s research focused on alterations of corporeal awareness and the potential therapeutic applications of bodily illusions in virtual and augmented realities, particularly for pain and conditions of aberrant body perceptions.

As a recipient of the UZH MedTech Entrepreneur Fellowship following the completion of her PhD, Jasmine recently started her post doc position at UZH to focus on the translation of virtual bodily illusions as a pain management tool into clinical practice.

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21.4.2021: mhealth Interventions – Reflections on effectiveness and reimbursement

For our digital session in April 2021, we have invited Prof. Dr. Med. Claudia Witt, professor at the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich, director of the Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine of the University Hospital Zurich and co-director of the Digital Society Initiative to share her insights on the context and research surrounding mHealth applications and the German DVG.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

mHealth applications are a fast-developing and expanding field that have become an important part of daily life. The opportunities that arise are huge. Hundred-thousands of health apps providing health care interventions are downloaded every day.

Are mHealth applications effective and safe? The existing clinical research frameworks (e.g. for trials and medical devices) usually do not reflect the fast developments and type of measurements needed for these modern applications. In Germany the Digital Healthcare Act (Digitale-Versorgung-Gesetz, DVG) allows apps on prescription for patients. It was developed to overcome some of the above-mentioned issues.

In her presentation Claudia Witt will introduce this context and research field. She will also discuss her experiences in clinical research on mHealth and with the German DVG.

THE AGENDA

18:30 – Welcome and Intro by Women in Digital Health

18:35 – Presentation by Prof. Claudia Witt
          – Discussion & Interactive Q&A

19:25 – Wrap-up

19:30 – Informal Networking

:: End of Event ::

*Do note that the event will start punctually at 18:30, so please enter the zoom ‘waiting room’ by 18.25. Thank you!

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Claudia M. Witt is professor at the Medical Faculty of the UZH and director of the Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine of the University Hospital Zurich. She is a physician and epidemiologist. She is a co-director of the Digital Society Initiative. Claudia Witt has been conducting clinical studies on mobile health intervention since 2011. She advocates a reflective approach to digitalization in medicine and how to integrate it into day-to-day business.

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