Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Shawn Murphy, MD, Ph.D.

Corporate Director, Research IS and Computing, Partners Healthcare.
Assoc. Director, Laboratory of Computer Science, Massachusetts General Hospital.
Assoc. Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Murphy is the Director of Research Computing and Informatics at Partners Healthcare, is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and serves as Associate Director for the Laboratory of Computer Science at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Murphy developed the Research Patient Data Registry (RPDR) for Partners Healthcare which serves over 5000 investigators performing research using the hospital medical record.  Dr. Murphy is the chief architect for the open source Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) software platform operating at over 140 hospitals worldwide.  The work of i2b2 is focused on strengthening the understanding of the metabolic and genetic underpinnings of complex diseases by developing an informatics framework to integrate data for clinical research from electronic health records.

Dipak Kalra, PhD

Dipak Kalra, PhD, FRCGP, FBCS, British, is President of The European Institute for Health Records (EuroRec) and the European Institute for Innovation through Health Data (i~HD). He plays a leading international role in resea rch and development of EHR architectures and systems, including approaches to harmonise clinical meaning and pro tect privacy, and had led the development of key international standards on EHR interoperability. Dipak leads th e Managing Entity for a €16m Innovative Medicines Initiative on the re-use of electronic health record informati on for clinical research, EHR4CR, alongside ten global pharmaceutical companies. EuroRec is also a partner in an other IMI project, EMIF, on the development of a European clinical research platform federating multiple populat ion health and cohort studies. Dipak also leads an EU Network of Excellence on semantic interoperability, and is a partner in other EU projects on the sustainability of interoperability assets and the transatlantic sharing p atient summaries. Dipak is Clinical Professor of Health Informatics at University College London, United Kingdom , a Director of the openEHR Foundation, and a member of standards bodies including CEN, ISO and HL7-UK.

Paul Avillach, MD, PhD

Paul Avillach holds an MD in public health and epidemiology, and a PhD in biomedical informatics. An assistant professor of Biomedical informatics and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, he is based at the Department of Biomedical informatics and is on the faculty of Boston Children’s Hospital as part of the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program . His research focuses on the development of novel methods and techniques for the integration of multiple heterogeneous clinic cohorts, electronic health records data, and multiple types of genomics data to encompass biological observations.

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Katie Gallagher

As Policy Adviser at The European Patients’ Forum (EPF), Katie is responsible for EPF’s strategy on access to healthcare, developing and implementing activities within the ‘Access’ thematic area, including the coordination of the EPF internal Working Group on Access, and developing EPF’s policy and advocacy work on non-discrimination and inclusion of vulnerable groups, medical devices, eHealth and data protection. Katie holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc Hons) in Biological Sciences (Medical Biology) degree from The University of Edinburgh. Prior to joining EPF, Katie was responsible for the coordination and development of sports and activities programmes at The British School of Brussels (BSB), worked as Policy Officer for the International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe) and worked for the Health Threats Unit, of the European Commission.