Dr Jonathan Rawstorn and Dr Paul Jansons at European Society of Cardiology Congress in Amsterdam

Dr Jonathan Rawstorn and Dr Paul Jansons recently travelled to Europe to attend the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Amsterdam and visit collaborators at the Karolinska Institute and Umeå University in Sweden.

The ESC Congress the world’s the largest cardiovascular conferences, hosting over 30,000 delegates each year from all corners of the globe. A packed four-day scientific program included a specific track for digital health, which focussed heavily on the emergence of artificial intelligence in the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management of cardiovascular diseases. Presentations that stood out for Jonathan and Paul included opportunities and pitfalls of using AI to adapt traditional health education for people with lower health/digital literacy, advances in wearable sensing and remote monitoring technologies, and a passionate debate about incorporating AI into clinical practice. Digital health also featured prominently in the industry exhibition, with 1800m2 of the latest digital health hardware and software solutions on show. They also travelled to the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden to identified potential opportunities for future collaboration.

Jonathan and Paul would like to thank Connected Health CRE for generously supporting the Swedish leg of their trip.

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