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EHiN Genomics/Cancer/PM - 1: National Genome Initiatives

Tuesday October 31, 2017 10:45 - 12:00 Room 6

Lecturers: Bogi Eliassen, Hege Wang
Moderator: Thomas Smedsrud

The journey from discovery of genes to an effective clinical application is challenging and with the advancements in technology it became interdisciplinary. The goal of the genomics research is to bring personalized treatment to patients and quantifiable improvement in human health. Until few years ago, treatment strategies almost exclusively rely on the relationship between the pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries. Advancing Personalised Medicine in the digital age requires solutions for issues currently driving the IT and Software Sector, e.g. big data, machine learning, IT security, data protection, and cross-enterprise collaboration.

- Bogi Eliassen - General introduktion

- Hege Wang - Norwegian situation

- Bogi Eliassen - The other Nordic countries

Moderator: Thomas Smedsrud


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Bogi Eliassen Lecturer

Associeret partner
Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies

Bogi Eliasen is a knowledge broker whose expertise lies in combining various fields of expertise. He was one of the initiators of the FarGen project of the Faroe Islands in 2009, which aims at genome sequencing the entire population of the Faroe Islands In recent years Bogi has focused on the emerging new paradigm of personalized health e.g. holistic approach to genomics as well as bridging genomics with healthcare practice e.g eHealth in order to make it usable in future healthcare where all aspects of health will be affected by the 4th industrial revolution.In the first half of 2017 he led an ambitious Danish Health 2030 scenario process with 29 of the major Danish health stakeholders and is currently working on a Whitepaper concerning person centric data management for health in a Nordic context.

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Hege Wang Lecturer


Wang has a M.Sc in biophysics from NTNU and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from UiO. The Ph.D. work was in the field of mammography screening at the Norwegian Cancer Registry. Recently Wang also achieved a master’s degree in health administration at the UiO. After leaving academia Wang have been working in health administration at a national level for many years, including topics as tobacco control, priority setting and personalised medicine.

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Thomas Smedsrud Moderator

Project manager, BIGMED
Oslo University Hospital