2018 SPRING - Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Part II

The Practical Application – A European Perspective


The 2018 spring PRISME Forum Technical Meeting was held Thursday, the 17th of May, 2018 and was hosted by Sanofi at 20 Avenue Raymond Aron, 92160 Antony, France.


The meeting wase preceded by a networking reception the evening of Wednesday, the 16th of May.
PRISME Forum Technical Meeting Chair: Juergen Hammer, Roche
PRISME Forum Chair: Olivier Gien, Sanofi


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Meeting hosted by Sanofi

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Part II: The Practical Application – A European Perspective  

Though currently very exciting, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is by no means new to Healthcare. AI applications have been around for several decades undergoing several ‘Hype’ cycles. After AIbased expert systems underperformed in the 1980s, AI returned to accompany the first Genomics wave during the early 2000s, e.g. Bioinformatics routinely applied AI in the analysis of high-dimensional micro-array data. However, as those AI applications were not on the critical path, they remained mostly “under the radar”. So, why the current excitement? The recent awakening of AI in Healthcare is the result of converging developments. For example:

  1. AI applications – especially Deep Neural Networks (DNN) – have successfully penetrated everyday consumer products.
  2. The availability and relative ease of generating large biomedical data sets enables training of DNNs.
  3. Advances in compute power.
  4. Investments in the Data Science workforce fueling new thinking and applications of AI in Healthcare;
  5. Advanced Analytics becoming recognized as fundamental to tackling R&D efficiency gaps and innovation.

The previous PRISME Forum Technical Meeting (Fall 2017, Cambridge, MA) addressed the topic of ‘The Potential of AI in Healthcare’. This Technical Meeting (Spring 2018, Paris, France) will focus on the practical application of AI in Healthcare and from a European perspective. The expectation is that sharing information about the actual deployment of AI applications will lessen the hype and promote this Technical Meeting as an excellent venue for learning and inspiring. The PRISME Forum had appointed a Technical Meeting Advisory Committee (TMAC) to organize this meeting. TMAC provided guidance both on topics, the agenda and the faculty.

Technical Meeting Advisory Committee Spring 2018, Paris
1. Sebastien Lefebvre Senior Director Data Analytics & Decision Support Alexion
2. Jason Swift Head R&D Information UK AZ
3. Barbara Weidgang Market Intelligence & Innovation Bayer
4. Peter McMeekin Director, Decision Support IT GSK
5. John Gregory Director, Project & Portfolio Management Business Technology Pfizer
6. Juergen Hammer (Chair) Global Head Data Science; Pharma R&D Informatics Roche
7. Laetitia Marossero AI & Wearables Domain Leader Sanofi
8. Remi Chossinand Head of Clinical Digital Solution Center Sanofi
9. Will Pitt Senior Principal Scientist UCB

The TMAC saught qualified speakers and contributors to address relevant AI applications in Healthcare including:

  1. Current or emerging applications of AI in Healthcare directed to different data types, e.g. Sensor Data, Genetics Data, Chemical Library and Biological Assay Data, Imaging Data; Unstructured Data including Real-World Data and Social Media
  2. Examples of the application of AI along the value chain, e.g. Drug and Biomarker Discovery, Lead ID and Optimization, Safety and Pharmacovigilance, Disease Understanding, Clinical Development including Trial Design and Patient Recruitment, and Healthcare applications beyond R&D
  3. Challenges and opportunities for AI Applications in Healthcare: Data Volume & Quality (Curation); Domain Complexity, Temporality.
  4. European Startups offering novel AI applications or methods.
  5. AI-enabled process efficiency gains, including emerging AI application in RPA (Robotic Process Automation)
The hotel for this meeting is the Novotel Porte d’Orleans, 15, 17, 21 boulevard Romain, Rolland, 75014 Paris, France.
Charles de Gaulle Airport to Sanofi (Antony) 28 mi/45 km

Charles de Gaulle Airport to Novotel Porte d’Orleans: 25 mi/41 km

Orly Airport to Sanofi (Antony): 6.2 mi/10 km

Orly Airport to Novotel Porte d’Orleans: 9 mi/6 km

Easy Go Shuttle
55EUR (1-way) to/from CDG or ORLY to/from Novotel Paris 14 Porte d’Orleans
Payment: Cash to driver
Book Online: http://easygoshuttle.com
Tel: +33 6 59 19 82 87

Paris Eagle Cab
55EUR (1-way) to/from CDG to/from Novotel Paris 14 Porte d’Orleans
50EUR (1-way) to/from Orly Airport to/from Novotel Paris 14 Porte d’Orleans
Payment: Cash to driver
Book by Email: info@pariseaglecab.com
Tel: +33 6 98 84 28 28

Paris Top Shuttle
55EUR (1-way) to/from CDG or ORLY to/from Novotel Paris 14 Porte d’Orleans
Payment: Cash to driver
Book by Email: contact@paristopshuttle.com
Tel: +33 6 61 50 90 23

France Lanka Transfer
55EUR (1-way, up to 3 passengers) to/from CDG or ORLY to/from Novotel Paris 14 Porte d’Orleans
Payment: PayPal (use account – info@francelankatransfer.com, credit card accepted)
Book by Email: info@francelankatransfer.com
Tel: +33 767 222 562

When booking by email please include following information:
• Pickup / Drop off Location and address
• Time of Arrival / Departure (in Paris local time)
• Name of the passenger
• Number of passengers
• Contact number of the passenger
• Confirm email address to send the booking confirmation voucher

Morning and afternoon transfers will be offered between the hotel, the meeting venue and the social/networking events (per program outline).