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August 20-21, 2023

Kuopio Finland

Clinical Research

and Health Data


Kuopio Health Insights 2023 (KHI 2023) is about experiencing firsthand how a relatively small yet incredibly dedicated and collaborative ecosystem has blossomed into a powerful, data-driven innovation magnet within the health and wellness sector in Finland – and how it is leading the digital health transformation and creating positive health outcomes for people in Finland and beyond.

Kuopio Health Insights 2023 will concentrate on clinical trials in stroke, health & data analysis and industrial solutions. This two day event on August 20-21, is organized in connection with Nordic Stroke Congress 2023.

Day one offers a unique and relaxing networking opportunity aboard in a traditional scenic Kuopio boat cruise on beautiful Lake Kallavesi. The actual seminar will take place on day two. The event will culminate with a special dinner at Luoto Kuopio in the beautiful harbor of Kuopio with a wonderful lakeland view.

Kuopio Health is backed by multi-disciplinary and trusted private and public organisations with high competence in business, international expertise, R&D and research excellence.

At Kuopio Health Insights 2023 you will meet many of the region’s key players. Our cooperative innovation ecosystem provides access to data, knowledge, projects and capabilities within our network, allowing participants to forge valuable partnerships, find new insights, and bridge any of the typical barriers that tend to block progress.

Get to know some of our key players

Aki is an entrepreneur, strategist and batteries included health transformer.

Aki Koivistoinen

Ambassador, StartUp Health Inc

Lauri Kuronen has over 10 years of experience in early-stage Health, Life Science and MedTech companies and helping them to develop their business.

Lauri Kuronen

Key Account Manager, VEIL.AI Oy

Health economics expert in cost-effectiveness, market access, and Real-World Evidence (RWE).

Erkki Soini

CEO, ESiOR Oy and chairman of the board, Kuopio Health

Social and healthcare professional, development manager and doctoral researcher.

Kaisa Pesonen

Development Manager, Wellbeing services county of South Karelia​​

What's in store on a seminar day 21.8.?

Clinical trials

Health & data analysis

Digital & Industrial solutions

SESSION 1: Clinical Trials – How to Match Supply with Demand

09.00-09.05 Welcome, Eero Rissanen, Neurocenter Finland and Essi Sarkkinen, Medfiles

09.05-09.25 Ecosystems in Clinical Research, Nadia Tamminen, Lääketeollisuus ry.

09.25-09.45 Will be updated later

09.45-10.00 Break

10.00-10.20 Clinical trials in stroke: Pharma point of view, Katharina Östberg, Bayer

10.20-10.40 Clinical trials in stroke: Clinic investigator perspective, Jukka Putaala

10.40-11.00 New clinical trial regulation and CTIS submission portal-Investigator,are you ready for GCP trials and new portal? Essi Sarkkinen, Medfiles Ltd.

11.00-11.20 National initiatives to enhance matchmaking in clinical trials, Eero Rissanen, Neurocenter Finland

11.20-11.40 Trial Nation-experience from Denmark on nationally coordinated clinical trials collaboration, Marianne Pilgaard

11.40-12.00 Moderated panel discussion and questions from the audience

12.00-13.00 Lunch


SESSION 2: Health & data analysis

13.00-13.10 Welcome, Tatu Laurila, Gesund Partners

13.10-13.40 Health data and AI utilization in Finnish pharma research ecosystem, Nelson Kibinge, Orion

13.40-14.00 Erkki Soini, Esior

14.00-14.20 From health data analytics to predictive health solutions, Antti Väänänen, VTT

14.20-14.40 Next-generation anonymization technology – New opportunities for secondary of use of health data, Lauri Kuronen, VEIL.AI

14.40-15.10 Coffee break


SESSION 3: Digital & Industrial solutions

15.10-15.30 Key note: Data-based solutions and AI in the demand and supply of social and health care customer management solutions: Value drivers from co-creation and testing process. Kaisa Pesonen

15.30-15.50 Key note: Will be updated

15.50-16.10 Future digital solution in health sector, Aki Koivistoinen

16.10-16.30 Brain health with digitization, Anne Patana

16.30-16.40 Will be updated later

16.40-16.50 Will be updated later

16.50-17.00 Will be updated later

17.00-17.05 Closing the event, Erkki Soini, Chairman of the board, Kuopio Health

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