June 21, 2023 | 17:00-18:30 Recording available here
Prof.ssa Chiara Dalla Man, Università Degli Studi Padova | Prof.ssa Alessandra Bertoldo, Università Degli Studi Padova | Prof.ssa Francesca Susin, Università degli Studi di Padova
Prof.ssa Chiara Dalla Man, Università Degli Studi Padova | Prof.ssa Alessandra Bertoldo, Università Degli Studi Padova
"Is medicine gender specific?" - Prof.ssa Giovannella Baggio, Università degli Studi di Padova
"Gender innovation and AI" - Prof.ssa Silvana Badaloni, Università degli Studi di Padova
Prof.ssa Francesca Susin, Università degli Studi di Padova | Prof.ssa Silvia Conforto, Università degli Studi Roma Tre | Prof.ssa Cristiana Corsi, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna | Prof.ssa Silvia Orlandi, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna | Prof.ssa Silvana Quaglini, Università degli Studi di Pavia | Dott.ssa Noemi Giordano, Politecnico di Torino | Prof.ssa Maria Gabriella Signorini, Politecnico di Milano | Prof. Alberto Greco, Università di Pisa
Gender medicine is defined by the World Health Organization as the study of how sex-based biological and
gender-based socioeconomic and cultural differences influence people’s health. The issue is ethical and
methodological. In fact, so far, not always clinical studies have been balanced in terms of number of men
and women involved nor had the power to assess possible gender differences in the disease development and
progression and adverse events associated with therapeutic treatments. Similarly, in the field of
innovation, gender bias has been proved to affect algorithms and technological solutions.
The aim of this round table is discussing the issue of gender bias in Bioengineering from a scientific perspective: for instance, since data have a central role in Bioengineering, if they are biased, any model built on such data is likely to be biased too. We will also discuss which are the methodological approaches to tackle this problem and, if at all possible, to provide some guidelines to Italian bioengineers.
June 23, 2023 | 14:30-16:00 Recording available here
Prof.ssa Lucia Sacchi, Università degli Studi di Pavia | Prof. Pierangelo Veltri, Università della Calabria
Prof. Riccardo Bellazzi, Università degli Studi di Pavia | Prof. Giovanni Betta, Università degli Studi degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale | Prof. Stefano Diciotti, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna | Riccardo Gorrini, Medas Srl
The Italian Society of Biomedical Informatics (SIBIM), is a scientific and cultural association founded in 2016, with the aim of providing a scientific forum for biomedical and health informatics, with a strong focus on methodological and technological aspects. SIBIM aims to establish a connection between the heterogeneous and complementary expertise in Italian universities and clinical institutions regarding biomedical informatics, eHealth and digital health. Its members have expertise in a wide range of research topics, including healthcare data integration and standards, clinical informatics, data management and artificial intelligence, patient-centered care and telemedicine, decision support systems, process mining in healthcare, bioinformatics, and regulatory issues regarding software as medical devices. Among other scientific activities, SIBIM is also working on defining and proposing contents of biomedical informatics education in bachelor and master degree programs both in engineering and computer science as well as in biomedical training programs, including Medicine, Biology, and Nursing curricula. Starting from these experiences, the aim of this round table is to discuss aspects related to the intertwining of biomedical informatics and bioengineering, the contents related to the biomedical informatics courses for biomedical engineers as well as the role of biomedical informaticians with bioengineering background in the context of the current healthcare organization.