Keynote Speakers

We are very proud to present the following confirmed Keynote speakers for MIE2018! We have aimed for a mix of scientific and inspirational speakers that will make your experience of attending MIE2018 unique.

Patricia Flatley BrennanPatricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, Director at the US National Library of Medicine, and Interim Associate Director for Data Science, National Institutes of Health US Department of Health and Human Services, will give the opening keynote, and share the Library’s vision for and support to Big Data and knowledge development in health care. The title of her keynote:  Big Data, analytics and potentialities for knowledge generation – challenges to make the stride


Marie-Christine Jaulent Marie-Christine Jaulent is a research director at the French national medical research institute (INSERM). She got a computer scientist degree in 1983 and a PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence in 1986. She is currently leading a 50 people-large public INSERM research team in Medical Informatics and Knowledge Engineering in healthcare. The LIMICS team is composed of computer scientists, physicians, pharmacists and linguists and also affiliated to the university Pierre and Marie Curie and the university Paris 13. Her current research activities are in the fields of terminologies and ontologies in healthcare, semantic Electronic Healthcare Records, and decision support systems for e-health. She has been involved in several EU R&D projects where the LIMICS brought expertise in IT solutions for semantic interoperability between information systems in healthcare. Between 2012 and 2016, she has been the co-editor of the IMIA Yearbook of medical informatics. At MIE2018 she will deliver the Hans Åhlfeldt lecture.

Doug Fridsma, CEO of AMIA, USA will participate in a plenary on professional recognition; accreditation and certification in health informatics.

Terje Peetso, European Commission.

Robin Farmanfarmaian To focus towards ”the Future of Co-Created eHealth” at MIE 2018, we are honored to announce that Robin Farmanfarmaian has accepted to give the closing keynote. Robin is the author of the best-selling book “The Patient as CEO; How Technology Empowers the Healthcare Consumer” and she will share her personal experiences of taking control over her own healthcare as well as insights into what role technology can play in empowering patients and increasing collaboration between patients and healthcare professionals. Find out more about Robin Farmanfarmaian here:


More information about the additional keynotes will come soon. If you have any questions, please contact the Local Organizing Committee,