IHE-Europe Experience Days 2023

Exclusively during the Connectathon Week, Rennes, France


IHE-Europe, in collaboration with the ANS (Agence du Numérique en Santé) and IHE France, is organising an inspiring two-days programme on the topic of

Transforming Healthcare through Interoperability: Towards secure, structured and comprehensive data sharing in Health Data Spaces

To find out what to expect take a look at the 2022 event.

This is the Final Programme as at the time of publication, some speakers / titles may be subject to last minute change:


Experience Day 1: 26 September 2023
Time Topic Speaker
9:00 Welcome Coffee  
9:50 Welcome Speech Jan Hulek, IHE-Europe User Co-Chair and Andreas Klingler, IHE-Europe Vendor Co-Chair
10:00 Keynote Speech: The latest developments of eHealth in France Thierry Dart, Interoperability Division Director at the ANS (Agence du Numérique en santé)


Block 1: Real implementation of IHE solutions

  • Switzerland: Did you know in Switzerland the Nationwide Electronic Patient Record has been established?
  • Italy: Interoperability eHealth Italian projects
  • The NetherlandsRevolutionising Healthcare in The Netherlands
  • Stéphane Spahni, IHE-Europe Deputy User Co-Chair
  • Maurizio Rizzetto, IHE Italy User Co-Chair
  • Arianne van de Wetering, Health Data Exchange Specialist, Information Analyst and Victor van HagenProduct Manager for Medication Safety, Nictiz
11:30 Coffee Break  


Block 1: Real
implementation of IHE solutions

  • USA: Connecting people, processes and technology to improve healthcare
  • Canada: Digital Health Interoperability through the pan-Canadian Roadmap
  • Didi Davis, VP, Informatics, Conformance & Interoperability Sequoia Project
  • Attila Farkas, Senior Director, Solution Management and Advisory Services at Canada Health Infoway





Christina CaraballoMBA, Vice President, Informatics at HIMSS, IHE International Board Members, IHE USA President and Maurizio RizzettoIHE Italy User Co-Chair
13:00 Lunch Break  
14:00 Keynote Speech: GDHP (Global Digital Health Partnership) Steven PosnackDeputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Herko Coomans, GDHP Vice Chair Office, SNOMED Exec GA, NextMed Health Faculty


Block 2: Global

  • WHO - UMC (World Health Organisation - Uppsala Monitoring Center)
  • Latin America
  • Asia: Secure Cross-border Data Sharing for the Next Pandemic: Establishing the AeHIN Community of Interoperability Labs
  • Magnus WallbergPV Systems Architect at Uppsala Monitoring Center
  • Jennifer Nelson, SPH's Digital Health Team lead in support of IDB, Inter-American Development Bank, and Carlos Nuñez, Deputy Director of Technology and Projects at CENS - National Center for Health Information Systems, LACPASS
  • Alvin Marcelo, Director, Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN)
15:35 Coffee Break  


Block 2: Global

eHealth Africa Association: Context and Perspectives for Health Information Systems Interoperability in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Mariam Sidibe, Lead developer, Centre d’Expertise et de Recherche en Télémédecine et E-Santé, Mali




Block 2: Global





Panel: Strategic aspects around global interoperability and the role of the GDHP

Moderator: Juergen Brandstaetter, IHE Deputy Co-Chair

Steven Posnack, Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Jennifer Nelson, SPH's Digital Health Team lead in support of IDB, Inter-American Development Bank
Alvin Marcelo, Director, Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN)
Mariam Sidibe, Lead developer, Centre d’Expertise et de Recherche en Télémédecine et E-Santé, Mali
17:15 VIP Tour Tour of the Connectathon Floor
18:00 City Tour  
19:30 Networking Dinner  



Experience Day 2: 27 September 2023
Time Topic Speaker
9:00 Keynote Speech, Paving the way for the future of health data use with EHDS Aurora Joala, Policy Officer (SNE) European Commission




Block 3: EHDS regulation and relevant projects




EHDS regulation and projects that include the regulation

  • XpanDH: Anderson Carmo, Project Manager @ISCTE-IUL
  • Joint Action-09/Xt-EHR: Pr Christos Schizas, President of The National eHealth Authority of Cyprus
  • Label2Enable: Petra Hoogendoorn, Lead Expert CEN-ISO/TS 82304-2 / Coordinator Horizon Europe project Label2Enable
  • Gravitate Health: Joao Almeida, Data Science and Interoperability | Pharmacist | PhD Student
  • eHMSEG: Klara Jirakova, eHealth Member State Expert Group (eHMSEG) Chair
10:30 Coffee Break  

Block 3: EHDS regulation and relevant projects


Questions and discussion

Alexander BerlerStrategic Business Development Director at IHE Catalyst AISBL, Consulting services Director at Gnomon Informatics, Vice-Chair at HL7 HELLAS




Block 4: Interoperability in other domains

  • OASC (Open and Agile Smart Cities): The challenges of Interoperability in smart cities and communities
  • DG DIGIT (European Commission) : eDelivery: 10 years of European interoperability
  • KEREVAL (Software Engineering Test Lab) : Interoperability, a similar approach across all domains, a few examples
  • Michael Mulquin, MiMs Ambassador at Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC)
  • Bogdan Dumitriu, EC DG DIGIT eDelivery Project Officer
  • Thomas DoloueChief Operating Officer deputy
12:45 Lunch Break  





Block 5: Radiology and AI

  • Gemini: joint initiative between IHE and HL7
  • Radiology update: Specifications in Radiology in France
  • IHE MCWG: Report on the IHE MCWG on Imaging (Multi Countries Working Group)
  • Towards country wide image sharing
  • IHE RadiologyAI in Medical Imaging: An Interoperability Challenge
  • Daniel Vreeman, Chief Standards Development Officer at HL7 International Jürgen Brandstätter, IHE Deputy Co-Chair
  • Mathieu Bajat, Interoperability Expert, ANS
  • Charles Parisot, Standard and Interoperability Expert, InteropHealth
  • Pieter Devolder, Medical Imaging Team, University Hospital Gent/EU-Affairs Committee Chair IHE-Europe
  • Chris CarrDirector of Informatics for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), IHE USA Vice President 




Block 5: Radiology and AI




Panel and Discussion about Radiology and AI

Moderator: Marc KammererRadiologist and head of innovation management at VISUS Health IT; coordinator of the IHE Europe Taskforce AIGI

Francois Eugene, Specialist doctor at Rennes University Hospital
Benoit Deville, 
Steve Nichols, Senior Director of Interoperablity at GE HealthCare
Chris Carr, Director of Informatics for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), IHE USA Vice President 
16:20 Closing Speech Jan Hulek, IHE-Europe User Co-Chair and Andreas Klingler, IHE-Europe Vendor Co-Chair
16:25 VIP Tour Tour of the Connectathon Floor









We are excited to invite you to join us for an informative and engaging experience. Registrations will be opened until the event.

Find the fees below :

Registration categories Early bird fee
(10% discount)
Regular fee Included in the fee
1 Day Ticket 297 € 330 € Access to IHE-Europe Experience on one day of your choice, including:
• Lunch and Coffee breaks
• VIP Tour
• Networking Dinner and Animation (City tour) on 26 September evening
Your ticket will be validated at the entrance on the day you choose to attend
2 Days Ticket 441 € 490 € Access to the IHE-Europe Experience Days for two days, including:
• Lunch and Coffee breaks
• VIP Tour
• Networking Dinner and Animation (City tour) on 26 September evening


If you are part of one of the following categories, make sure to check your emails for information on a specific discount you are entitled to:

        IHE-Europe Active Member Representative

        IHE-Europe Associate Member Representative

        Part of a vendor that has registered for testing on the Connectathon floor

        Member of the ECHAlliance

        Participant of another IHE-Europe event during the Connectathon Week (UNICOM Day, EEHRxF Workshop, etc.)

        Part of a delegation

        Student (age under 27)

If you belong to one of the above categories, you should have received an email with information on the discount you are entitled to. In case you have not received any message or if you have any questions, please contact us at: secretariat@ihe-europe.net

For hospitals and public organisations, we are thrilled to offer an exclusive discount to attend the Experience Days. To secure your spot, find more information, and avail this limited offer, send an e-mail to secretariat@ihe-europe.net


If you are interested in sponsoring opportunities for the event, please find the information here:


And return this form to IHE-Europe secretariat.
























































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