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Health Appification - How might we combine Medicine and IT, to bring patients and doctors closer together.

Barbara Rath, MD PhD is a pediatric infectious disease specialist and the head and co-founder of an international think tank aiming to promote evidence-based vaccine safety research and communication. At the Charite she is Principle Investigator, Paediatric Infectious Diseases & Vaccines and has 15+ years clinical and research experience in the US, Latin America and Europe. She is Steering Committee member in BioVacSafe (, an EU-IMI funded public private partnership program for the development of novel biomarkers for enhanced vaccines immunosafety.
Christian Hoppe, B.Sc., is the CTO of while conducting his master studies in Bioinformatics in the context of a joint collaboration between Barbara's group at Charite Berlin with the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Freie Universitaet Berlin and the Robert Koch Institute. His main project focuses on the development of cutting edge tools to speed up and improve the testing and monitoring of vaccine and drug safety.
7.00: Welcome + 'check in'
7.30: Presentations " Health Appification"
8.00: Q&A
8.15: Collaborative Working Session
9.00: Networking at Kuchenkaiser (
Background Vienna Vaccine Safety Initative
Any medical intervention should be safe and effective. However, immunization safety concerns have become increasingly prominent with the near elimination of many vaccine preventable diseases worldwide. Vienna Vaccine Safety Initative, an international, scientific forum is aiming to promote evidence-based vaccine safety research and communication, have launched an expert-driven initative to create your personal vaccination assistant (VaccApp) which is entirely industry independent and non-profit. Vi-Vi is also creating an expert network to the implementation and promotion of vaccine safety standards in different parts of the world.

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Berlin Peace Innovation Lab is part of a global network started at Stanford's Persuasive Technology Lab. The peace innovation network focuses on how technology is facilitating emerging and measurable social changes toward global peace. The Berlin Peace Innovation Lab provides design frameworks, principles and methodologies for interventions that will increase positive engagement at scale.

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  • Anne Kjær R.

    Thank you everybody for attending. Thank you Barbara for the talk - and Launch labs for generously providing a home for the night.

    July 24, 2013

  • Stefan N.

    Nice knowing about the things happening at Charité in vaccines area. Too little information on how to use apps for health.

    July 23, 2013

    • Anne Kjær R.

      Thank you for your feedback Stefan. We unfortunately ran out of time, so the Meetup became an indepth case study focussing on one app. The idea was to have used the break-up creative session to discuss other apps, but time unfortunately did not allow this. We hope you had a good evening non the less, and was able to discuss other tools in the networking part. Best Anne

      July 24, 2013

  • Jesus del V.

    Thanks for organizing & thanks @Barbara from the Charité for the talk. Very interesting talk btw; everybody dealing with clinical data have the same problems. The mistrust against vaccination is a particular huge problem that coexists together with the mistrust to all suppliers in the healthcare system chain, exacerbated by criminals like the UK Doctor who faked data to falsely show evidence of a correlation between Autism and some vaccines. Now this is in the minds of the public, I think only time or a massive awareness educational campaign can change this imho wrong perception of the public.

    4 · July 19, 2013

    • Anne Kjær R.

      Thank you for coming along Jesus. I really appreciate your expert input during the event, at the dinner - and online!

      July 24, 2013

  • stef l.

    I'm a freelance medical illustrator/graphic designer interested in using technology to improve medical education, patient care, and public education. Looking forward to this!

    July 17, 2013

    • Anne Kjær R.

      Hi Stef, it sounds like your are doing some really interesting work. We look forward to having you join us tomorrow. Best wishes Anne

      1 · July 17, 2013

    • stef l.

      Likewise, see you then!

      July 17, 2013

  • Sebastian H.

    that's too bad I have something else planned that night. Definitely check out:

    1 · July 10, 2013

    • Anne Kjær R.

      Sebastian, I wish I could be in two places at the same time too! Good luck with your event.

      July 11, 2013

  • Anne Kjær R.

    Looking forward to it!

    July 10, 2013

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