Invited speakers

Professor Ph.D. Alfred Winter

EFMI Secretary

Leipzig University, Germany

How to make European BMHI Education F.A.I.R.

Alfred Winter is Professor for Medical Informatics and responsible for a master’s program at Leipzig University, Germany. His research focuses on management of health information systems. He has been president of the German Society for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS)bin 2020 and 2021 and Secretary of the European Federation of Medical Informatics (EFMI) from 2014
to 2022. He is fellow of the International Academy for Health Sciences Informatics.

Ph.D. Juan A. Sánchez Margallo

Research Scientist at Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Center.

Cáceres, Estremadura, Spain

Juan A. Sánchez-Margallo holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science with European Mention from the University of Extremadura (Spain), obtaining the Extraordinary Doctorate Award. In 2008 he obtained a research staff training grant from the Extremadura Regional Government. Predoctoral visiting researcher at the Computer Vision Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol (UK) for six months. Postdoctoral specialization at the Medical Technology Department of SINTEF (Norway) and the Department of Biomechanical Engineering of the Technical University of Delft (The Netherlands). Since 2017 he is a Scientific Researcher at the Bioengineering and Health Technology Unit of the Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre in Cáceres (Spain). Member of the Technological Committee of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES).

Professor Ph.D. John Mantas

Director of the Laboratory of Health Informatics

University of Athens, Greece

John Mantas is Professor Emeritus of Health Informatics at the University of Athens. His current research interests are in health information systems, patient safety, health informatics, and management of healthcare. He is the author of more than 250 publications and received international recognition among peers demonstrated by more than 23000 citations. During his career he has supervised more than 300 master’s dissertations and 35 doctoral theses. He was the President of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) from 2010 to 2012; and the Vice-President of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) representing EFMI from 2012 to 2014. He is Honorary Fellow of EFMI, Honorary Fellow of the GBHIA, Fellow of the American College for Medical Informatics (ACMI), Member of the Romanian Academy for Medical Sciences, and Fellow of the International Academy for Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI).

Professor Ph.D. Gary Ostertag

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Graduate Center

The City University of New York, New York, United States of America


Gary Ostertag is a Professor in the Department of Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and in the Philosophy Department at the Graduate Center, CUNY, USA. Within bioethics, his research focuses on a number of topics: intersectional bias in medical AI; the use of personalized LLMs in research and publication; the context-sensitivity of key terms in medicine and ethics (e.g., ‘autonomy’, ‘death’, ‘justice’); a formal theory of clinical equipoise. He is also interested in the linguistic dimension of consent and the moral and linguistic distinction between lying and “mere” deception.

Florin Mănăilă

Principal AI Engineer  – Science
Technology & Innovation Lead
NextGen Workloads and Distributed AI
IBM Client Engineering

Member of the IBM Academy of Technology (AoT) & Open Group Distinguished Architect

Florin Manaila leads enterprise transformation by adopting of High-Performance Computing, distributed AI, and emerging data and AI technologies in order to help them rapidly transform the way businesses operate, solve problems, and gain a competitive advantage. He is responsible for the performance, availability, and scalability of NextGen Enterprise Generative AI solutions on Cloud and On-Premises. It has created IBM Distributed Deep Learning reference architecture as well as important industry blueprints of applied AI including edge fabric. His client experience covers EU commercial and government civil and defense agencies. Is passionate about in-memory computing and Spiking Neural Networks. By collaborating with a number of international universities as well as partners from science has worked to solve today’s most challenging AI problems. As part of IBM Client Engineering is trying to accelerate customers’ journey to innovation in a short time with co-creation (Client Engineering Value Method) and emerging AI technologies. 

Andra Cenan-Glăvan

PhD. Candidate of Law,, Intellectual Property Specialist, Innovation and Tech Transfer Centre

West University of Timișoara, Romania

Andra Cenan Glăvan is an intellectual property specialist at the Innovation and Tech Transfer Centre at the West University of Timișoara. Her research focuses on intellectual property rights and valorisation, co-creation and, as part of her PhD research, a focus on corporate rights and obligations. The critical importance of tech transfer and intellectual property will be underlined, especially delving into the intersection of innovation and legal safeguards in the dynamic landscape of medical research.