Personalising healthcare through data integration: perspectives from Russia, Serbia and Turkey
On 1 December, we held an insights-driven live event, which took unique perspectives from Russia, Serbia and Turkey on data and personalised healthcare.
We were joined by experts from all three countries, who discussed their unique views around health data. They shared country-specific case studies to demonstrate the barriers they face within their particular healthcare systems - as well as important questions around data regulation, collaboration and enabling trust.
They discussed strategies on how to continue leveraging data to develop more sustainable health systems in their countries for the future.
Guldemond is Professor of Integrated Care and Technology at Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University and Senior Researcher at the National eHealth Living Lab (NeLL) of Leiden University Medical Center Dept of Public Health and Primary Care. He holds a degree in medicine and electric engineering.
During his career, he worked as a clinical researcher on numerous health innovation (pharma, medtech, health IT, AI) projects. He is a key expert on eHealth and integrated care for various governments on different continents, NGO’s, multinationals and start-ups.
Prof. Aleksey Sergeevich Kolbin MD, PhD, DSci, is head of the department of clinical pharmacology and evidence-based medicine at the First St. Petersburg State Medical University (I.P. Pavlov), head of the regional center of drug safety monitoring (North-West federal region of the Russian Federation and St. Petersburg) and Professor of the Department of pharmacology at the Medical Faculty of St. Petersburg State University. He is also the editor of the journal Real-world data & evidence which aims to publish original research and reviews on the use of real-world data (RWD) to assess treatment outcomes and make health decisions.
Maja Kocic, MSc. is president of the Lymphoma Patient Association (LYPA) where she is a patient advocate for more than 12 years. Her goal is to raise awareness about lymphoma, to provide necessary information and support to patients as well as advocating for their rights and promoting a healthy way of living. Since joining LYPA, Mrs. Kocic has collaborated with a number of patient organisations across Serbia, Europe and all over the world. Moreover, Mrs. Kocic has implemented and managed a great number of successful social and educational campaigns, advocating for access to innovative treatments and lymphoma patient nutrition.
During her career, Mrs. Kocic was a member of the Board of Directors of the Lymphoma Coalition and a member of LCE CAB. She has her background in Electronic Engineering, and previously worked as an teaching assistant at NIS University as well as as engineer for a company.
Bişgin MD, PhD
Dr. Bişgin is an Associate Professor at the Department of Medical Genetics, Cukurova University. He is a leading expert on medical genetics in Turkey and he has published extensively in several national and international journals. Dr. Bişgin is a member of different societies and academies and he has received several awards for his contributions to the scientific community.
More than the academic department and polyclinic services, he had also established one of the biggest of its own, the Cukurova University AGENTEM (Adana Genetic Diseases Diagnosis and Treatment Center) where more than 15000 molecular tests per annum
Though trained as a medical doctor and a medical geneticist with more than 10 years of experience in clinical genetics, he is also defined as both a social leader and clinician.