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The WAMIII virtual talks series will continue to convene and educate the global community of technologists, clinicians, healthcare professionals, regulatory, patient advocates, bio/pharma professionals and any other stakeholder who have a common interest in developing solutions around the safe, responsible and validated use of connected wireless medical devices in, on, and around us.

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UPCOMING SESSIONS

WAMIII Virtual Series – Session 20
09 December 2020 2PM - 3PM ET

Re-Envisioning Bioinnovation in the Age of AI

Nancy D. Connell PhD - Professor and Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
Kobi Leins
- Senior Researcher, Melbourne University
Filippa Lentzos PhD
- Senior Researcher, King´s College London
Moderator: Anja Kaspersen
- Senior Fellow, Carnegie Council Security and Diversity by Design

Our ability to modify fundamental life processes is progressing at an exceptional scale and pace. The combination of biological data with algorithms, machine learning and computing power is enabling unprecedented possibilities to intervene and shape how we view health and treat disease, how long we live, how we live and how we consider our place on the biological continuum. Moreover, the fast growing bio data flows and commodification of our biological selves will impact the geopolitical order and stability. 

The potential of AI and the life sciences, for all its promise, also holds a dark side. It will not only lead to additional ways to destroy life, but it will enable and democratize access to precise manipulation of cognition, development, reproduction and inheritance. 

A new type of collaboration is imperative to mitigate unanticipated harm to humanity and to put in motion innovative approaches and dialogues to oversee and guide developments in this space. 

At the end of this webinar you will:

  • Understand the massive increase in scale, scope and pace of the convergence of AI and life sciences
  • Appreciate the impacts of these developments on humans, animals and the environment
  • Explore ways that the two communities – AI and life sciences – can begin to merge their concerns and their models for oversight

Category: Cybersecurity


+ Read Nancy Connell's Bio

Nancy D. Connell is Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and Professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a microbial geneticist, trained at Harvard University (PhD) and Einstein College of Medicine (post-doc). Dr. Connell’s work at the Center, where she joined in 2018, is focused on advances in life sciences and technology and their application to a number of developments in the areas of biosecurity, biosafety, biodefense and the Biological Weapons Convention, microbial forensics, attribution and other scientific aspects of biological weapons use. Dr. Connell is a member of the Board on Life Sciences and the Committee for International Security and Arms Control and a National Associate of the US-NASEM, as well as a member of the US-CDC’s Biological Agent Containment Working Group in the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, and a recent appointee to the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (US). Before joining the Center, Dr. Connell was Professor and Director of Research in the Division of Infectious Disease in the Department of Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and the Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences, as well as Vice-chair for Research in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Connell’s major research focus was antibacterial drug discovery in respiratory pathogens such as M. tuberculosis and B. anthracis. Dr. Connell chaired the Institutional Biosafety Committee of Rutgers University and directed NJMS’s biosafety level three containment laboratory beginning in 1997. Her most recent work focused on the use of predatory bacteria as novel therapeutics for treatment of Gram negative bacterial infections, including MDR strains and select agents. Dr. Connell has significant interest and experience in the field of contemporary trends in pedagogy, including active learning methodology. She was recently appointed an Associate of the Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching at Yale University.

Dr. Connell was continuously funded by the NIH, the Department of Defense and DARPA, industry, and/or other sources from 1992 to 2018.


+ Read Kobi Leins' Bio

Kobi Leins, PhD, is a Senior Research Fellow in Digital Ethics in the School of Engineering and a Non-Resident Fellow of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research. Leins has managed programs and teams in the areas of administrative law & justice, humanitarian law, human rights law, and disarmament with the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross. In 2006, Leins worked with the International Service for Human Rights in New York to advocate for the adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, after which she worked for the United Nations Secretariat. In 2005, she liaised with states, scientists and stakeholders to raise awareness of, and compliance with, the Biological Weapons and Chemical Weapons Conventions. In 2004, Leins worked as a Legal Officer at the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva under the auspices of a Security Council Resolution analysing and presenting claims for environmental damage following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1991, having escaped commercial law to do so. Leins also prepared a matrix for review of domestic compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention, which many states adopted. Leins’ PhD with the University of Melbourne was on international law that regulates the use of nanomaterials in armed conflict.


+ Read Filippa Lentzos' Bio

Appointment in the Department of War Studies and the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine. She is also: Associate Senior Researcher within the armament and disarmament programme at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI); a biosecurity columnist at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; an Editor of the social science journal BioSocieties; and NGO Coordinator for the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention.

A biologist and social scientist by training, Dr Lentzos has researched and been actively involved in biological disarmament and non-proliferation for over 15 years. Her 450-page edited volume Biological Threats in the 21st Century: The politics, people, science and historical roots was published by Imperial College Press in 2016.

For more about her work see www.filippalentzos.com or follow her on twitter: @FilippaLentzos


+ Read Anja Kaspersen's Bio

Anja Kaspersen is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Council. She is the former director of the United Nations for Disarmament Affairs in Geneva and deputy secretary general of the Conference on Disarmament. Previously, she held the role as the head of strategic engagement and new technologies at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Prior to joining the ICRC she served as a senior director for geopolitics and international security and a member of the executive committee at the World Economic Forum. Kaspersen is a Norwegian diplomat, academic and business person. A published author and public speaker, she is a strong believer in multilateralism and in the power of science and technology diplomacy to ensure responsible innovation. She is an alumni International Gender Champion, a member of the IEEE Council on Extended Intelligence and the Council of the International Military Council on Climate and Security.

WAMIII Virtual Series – Session 21
10 December 2020 9AM - 10AM ET

Exclusive Interview of Board Member and Healthcare Innovator at Siemens Healthineers

Maëva Ghonda - ATARC Chair, IEEE Quantum Security Working Group Chair
Dr. Christoph Zindel - Member of the Managing Board, Siemens Healthineers

The global telehealth market is expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 37.7% and attain an estimated value of $191.7 billion by 2025, compared with an estimated value of $38.7 billion in 2020.[1] Telehealth is increasingly serving an important role in healthcare delivery because it grants patients access to care when and where they need it.[2] In the height of the global pandemic—which destabilized healthcare systems worldwide—telehealth facilitated expanded access to medical care and reduced disease exposure for medical staff and their patients. In Q1 2020, telehealth visits increased by 50%, compared with Q1 2019.[3] These Q1 2020 visits were generally from patients seeking medical care for conditions other than COVID-19.[4]

Siemens Healthineers—a global powerhouse—headquartered in Germany with over 170 years of experience and 54,000 employees worldwide (Stock Symbol: SHL) is shaping the future of this important telehealth category.[5] This industry giant is empowering healthcare providers worldwide on their journey towards digitizing healthcare, expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, and improving the patient experience. Additionally, the company is continuously developing its products and services with digital offerings and AI-supported applications that play a key role in next-generation medical technologies.

During this exclusive event, Maëva Ghonda will interview the great visionary: Dr. Christoph Zindel. They will discuss Dr. Zindel’s extraordinary path from medical doctor to titan of industry. They will also discuss Siemens Healthineers’ important role in defining the future of telehealth and how the company’s innovation engine runs at full speed—despite the pandemic.

Category: Telehealth


+ Read Maëva Ghonda's Bio

The IEEE chair and moderator for this special occasion is: Maëva Ghonda. Maëva is the chair of the IEEE Quantum Security Working Group that is creating the Standard for Quantum Risk Management for the Board of Directors. She is also the leader of the Cybersecurity for Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring workstream for the IEEE Standards Association Transforming Telehealth Paradigm Industry Connections Program. Additionally, Maëva is the chair of the Quantum Risk Management Roundtable for the Board of Directors and the chair of the Global Quantum Alliance and the chair of the Quantum Initiative Advisory Board. The function of the Quantum Initiative Advisory Board is to assist the U.S. Federal Government and its Agencies, Committees, Subcommittees, Working Groups, Advisory Councils as well as U.S. Diplomats and other U.S. Foreign Service Officials in the execution of their charters as dictated by the laws of the United States and the U.S. President’s executive orders.


+ Read Christoph Zindel's Bio

Dr. Christoph Zindel is a Member of the Managing Board at Siemens Healthineers. He previously served as the President of the Diagnostic Imaging Business and as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Magnetic Resonance Business. Dr. Christoph Zindel holds a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the J.W. Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. As a medical doctor, he strongly relates to healthcare professionals’ challenges and their ultimate goal: to deliver high value care. Dr. Zindel aims to transform the fields of diagnostic imaging and advanced therapy with technology and innovations born of precision medicine: AI-assisted care, digitalization, automation, and standardization.

SESSIONS ON DEMAND

Browse all of the recorded sessions for the WAMIIII Virtual Talk Series - or view by related topics. All of the sessions provide insight on the latest innovations from Industry experts either by presentations or a moderated panel. Register to gain access to all sessions for free. 
 

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WAMIII Virtual Series – Session 19
18 November 2020 12PM - 12:50PM ET

NIST NCCoE Securing Telehealth Remote Patient Monitoring 

Jennifer Cawthra - NIST Principal Investigator
Sue Wang
- NCCoE/MITRE Principal Cybersecurity Engineer
Moderator: Maëva Ghonda
 - ATARC Chair, IEEE Quantum Security Working Group Chair

Health Delivery Organizations (HDOs) leverage telehealth capabilities, such as remote patient monitoring (RPM) and videoconferencing, to care for patients in their homes. Although telehealth technologies can improve the efficiency of patient care, they are vulnerable to cybersecurity risks. The National Cybersecurity of Excellence (NCCoE) is currently developing an example solution to help secure the telehealth RPM environment. We will discuss our example solution which includes biometric devices provided and managed by telehealth providers using the cellular network. We will share our plans to build upon this example by updating our guidance to include broadband-based communications, including Wi-Fi. Our project page includes more information about this project. 

Category: Telehealth


+ Read Jennifer Cawthra's Bio

Jennifer Cawthra is the Principal Investigator leading an engineering team at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She and her team promote the acceleration of businesses’ adoption of standards-based, advanced cybersecurity technologies for the healthcare sector. Jennifer has been addressing cybersecurity issues for over 20 years. Prior to her work with the NCCoE, Jennifer was the program manager for NIST’s Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP). Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University. Securing the Telehealth/Remote Patient Monitoring Ecosystem: An Example Solution Health Delivery Organizations (HDOs) leverage telehealth capabilities, such as remote patient monitoring (RPM) and videoconferencing, to care for patients in their homes. Although telehealth technologies can improve the efficiency of patient care, they are vulnerable to cybersecurity risks. The National Cybersecurity of Excellence (NCCoE) is currently developing an example solution to help secure the telehealth RPM environment. We will discuss our example solution which includes biometric devices provided and managed by telehealth providers using the cellular network. We will share our plans to build upon this example by updating our guidance to include broadband-based communications, including Wi-Fi. Our project page includes more information about this project.


+ Read Sue Wang's Bio

Sue Wang is a principal cybersecurity engineer at the MITRE Corporation and currently serves as the healthcare sector technical lead at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. Ms. Wang has coauthored multiple cybersecurity guidance documents for the healthcare sector. Previously, Ms. Wang supported the Department of Homeland Security, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, and MITRE research projects in software assurance, secure programming, static analysis, and software weaknesses. Prior to joining MITRE in 2011, Ms. Wang had nearly 20 years of experience in system development life cycle and project management. Ms. Wang received a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in software engineering from the University of Maryland. Securing the Telehealth/Remote Patient Monitoring Ecosystem: An Example Solution Health Delivery Organizations (HDOs) leverage telehealth capabilities, such as remote patient monitoring (RPM) and videoconferencing, to care for patients in their homes. Although telehealth technologies can improve the efficiency of patient care, they are vulnerable to cybersecurity risks. The National Cybersecurity of Excellence (NCCoE) is currently developing an example solution to help secure the telehealth RPM environment. We will discuss our example solution which includes biometric devices provided and managed by telehealth providers using the cellular network. We will share our plans to build upon this example by updating our guidance to include broadband-based communications, including Wi-Fi. Our project page includes more information about this project.


+ Read Maëva Ghonda's Bio

The IEEE chair and moderator for this special occasion is: Maëva Ghonda. Maëva is the chair of the IEEE Quantum Security Working Group that is creating the Standard for Quantum Risk Management for the Board of Directors. She is also the leader of the Cybersecurity for Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring workstream for the IEEE Standards Association Transforming Telehealth Paradigm Industry Connections Program. Additionally, Maëva is the chair of the Quantum Risk Management Roundtable for the Board of Directors and the chair of the Global Quantum Alliance and the chair of the Quantum Initiative Advisory Board. The function of the Quantum Initiative Advisory Board is to assist the U.S. Federal Government and its Agencies, Committees, Subcommittees, Working Groups, Advisory Councils as well as U.S. Diplomats and other U.S. Foreign Service Officials in the execution of their charters as dictated by the laws of the United States and the U.S. President’s executive orders.

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The WAMIII virtual talks series will continue to convene and educate the global community of technologists, clinicians, healthcare professionals, regulatory, patient advocates, bio/pharma professionals and any other stakeholder who have a common interest in developing solutions around the safe, responsible and validated use of connected wireless medical devices in, on, and around us. Participation in these sessions includes the following:

  1. Hearing global expert perspectives (from every corner of the world) on the technical and regulatory challenges and viable clinical applications of wireless medical devices on, in around the patients.
  2. Learning, sharing ideas and building consensus for development of solutions to address challenges impeding trust and adoption of these technologies for diagnosing, monitoring and treating patients.
  3. Access to a platform without geographic bounds enabling a global community of progressive thinkers with common initiatives to harmonize recommendations and form collaboratives to drive solutions through the development of technical and data standards.

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