Events 2021

IEEE/ACM CHASE 2021 (16 - 18 December 2021)

1st Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things for Digital Health

with Stavroula Mougiakakou, Artificial Intelligence in Health and Nutrition, ARTORG Center, University of Bern on the programm committee

Combining AI and Internet of Things to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency in the Digital Health domain.

CAIM Ethics Talks 2021/22 (8 December 2021)

What is Machine Ethics?

Prof. Dr. Catrin Misselhorn, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Prof. Dr. Dr. Claus Beisbart, University of Bern

Join the CAIM Ethics Lab on Wednesday, 8 December 2021, from 12.15-13.00h to hear about machine ethics.

Neural Information Processing Systems NeurIPS 2021 (7-10 December 2021)

Presentation by Paul Haider, Tuesday, 7 December 09:40h

The Computational Neuroscience Group of the Physiology Department, University of Bern, under Walter Senn and Mihai Petrovici will present their work on "Latent Equilibrium: A unified learning theory for arbitrarily fast computation with arbitrarily slow neurons" in the Oral Session 1 on Deep Learning

Computer Vision Group Open Seminar (3 December 2021)

(Conditional) image generation with high-degree polynomial expansions

with Grigorios Chrysos from EPFL

14:30h, hybrid meeting: in person

(room 302 at the institute of informatics) or Zoom

Digital Pathology Course (1-3 December 2021)

University of Bern (1 ECTS)

1. Introduction to Digital Pathology (DP), Keynote, AI highlights
2. Precision Medicine and DP Implementation and Workflow
3. Hand-on Sessions QuPath & Visiopharm

Registration until 19 November

Program overview

SNSF NRP 78 on Covid19 (17 November 2021)

Scientific «Reality Check»: Afternoon Session

Input presentations from 4 research projects, including a multi-omics approach for predicting Covid severity by the Inselspital Radiology Dpt. and ARTORG Center, University of Bern

discussions and a reality check polling to reflect and validate the research design in the light of the ever-changing pandemic
poster session to allow networking and scientific exchange

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CAIM Ethics Talks 2021/22 (17 November 2021)

What are (AI) ethicists doing?

Prof. Dr. Rouven Porz, Inselspital

Prof. Dr. Dr. Claus Beisbart, University of Bern

Join the CAIM Ethics Lab on Wednesday, 17 November 2021, from 12.15-13.00h to learn about AI ethicists.

Swiss Healthcare Startups (27 October 2021)

Digital Health Day

Plenary session on patient's autonomy

EMPOWERED HEALTH in three sessions

Session TELEMEDICINE with Thomas Sauter, endowed professorship in emergency telemedicine, University of Bern

sitem-insel: Innoforum #15 (14 October 2021)

Development and Evaluation of a novel A.I.-based Inverse Image Search Engine for Radiology (POC)


Janine Antonov, Campus Stiftung Lindenhof Bern with
Prof. Dr. med. Alexander Pöllinger, Inselspital
Prof. Dr. Mauricio Reyes, ARTORG Center, University of Bern
Prof. Dr. Harald Bonel, Lindenhofspital

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CAIM Ethics Talks 2021/22 (13 October 2021)

How should explainable AI explain?

Prof. Carlos Zednik, Eindhoven University of Technology

Join the CAIM Ethics Lab on this talk on Wednesday, 13 October 2021, from 12.15-13.00h to discuss challenges about explainability in AI.

Computer Vision Group Open Seminar (1 October 2021)

Simpler, Faster, Stronger: Supercharging Contrastive Learning with Novel Mutual Information Bounds

by Chenyang Tao, Amazon Research

15:00h, Online via Zoom

iMIMIC Workshop (27 September 2021)

Workshop on Interpretability of Machine Intelligence in Medical Image Computing at MICCAI 2021

27 September - 1 October 2021

increasing research presence regarding interpretability of ML systems at the MICCAI 2021 conference

Program and registration

AI Expo Africa 2021 (7-9 September 2021)

CAIM - Shaping the Digital Future of Healthcare

7 September: Introduction to CAIM - Mauricio Reyes

8 September: Research at CAIM / Focus on Pathology Images - Inti Zlobec / Decision Support for Neuroimaging - Roland Wiest

9 September: Education at CAIM - Stavroula Mougiakakou

AI Symposium 2021 (2 September 2021)

CAS Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging

Kick-off CAS AI in Medical Imaging at the sitem Center with leading international experts in AI from the US, the UK, Germany, Switzerland and more will present some of the latest developments in the field.

MIC Research Day 2021 (7 July 2021)

Microscopy Imaging Center

election of research highlights based on microscopic techniques from scientists of the University of Bern

young specialists in a specific method and/or instrument are selected as speakers


SDiPath Summer (Remote) Meeting 2021 (17 June 2021)

Swiss Consortium for Digital Pathology


update Digital Pathology Clinical Guidelines project 

with presentations by Dr. Pierre Moulin, Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research

and Prof. Mike Feldman, Perlman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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Digital tools against Covid-19 (15 June 2021)

Addressing ethical challenges, public trust and acceptance

part of the ZHAW digital event series 2021

with Prof. Effy Vayena, Chair of Bioethics at ETH Zurich, and an open discussion moderated by Ricardo Chavarriaga, Head CLAIRE Office Switzerland

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ATTD Virtual Conference 2021 (2 - 5 June 2021)

Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes

2-5 June 2021

includes an update of the ARTORG Center JDRF-funded glucose monitoring project, titled "How can the Synergy of Data Mining and  AI improve Glucose Prediction Models?"

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Official Swiss Office Launch CLAIRE (26 May 2021)

Co-creative collaboration for responsible AI research

AI for Good, Building a Nexus Between Research, Innovation & Society

Online roadshow with digital showrooms

Round Table: Multifaceted engagement and the role of Switzerland

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Biomedical Engineering Day 2021 (7 May 2021)

virtual and interactive networking event

7 May 2021, 8.30-13.00h

first virtual edition of the traditional Bern BME Day

including infos on the MSc BME and new MSc AIM, an interactive coffee break, research and industry booths and a live surgery

Program and registration

Swiss Tele Emergency Medicine Congress (29 April 2021)

Virtual Event on Tele Emergency Medicine & Digital Health

29 April 2021, 13.30h-17.15h
featuring blocks on education and training and on future perspectives in German and English
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National Conference on Dementia (29 April 2021)

First National Dementia Conference of Alzheimer Switzerland and Public Health Switzerland

including the topics of sleep disorders in Alzheimer's disease - Claudio Bassetti, Neurology Inselspital
and assistive technologies (AI-based analysis of behavioral data in dementia patients) - Tobias Nef, ARTORG Center, UniBE

online event in German and French

Program and registration

Bern Data Science Day (23 April 2021)

Data Science, Machine Learning or Artificial Intelligence in Research

The Bern Data Science Day brings together data scientists from the University of Bern, the Bern University Hospital, sitem-insel and the Psychiatric University Clinic (UPD) for a unique conference on applied Data Science (DS). Participants can vote on the prizes to be awarded along with a Scientific Committee

Swiss Biobanking Platform Workshop (20 April 2021)

Connecting BioBanks and Researchers

with presentations by

Alexander Leichtle, Center for Laboratory Medicine, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, and

Aurel Perren, Director Institute of Pathology, University of Bern

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EACR-OECI Joint Virtual Conference (23 and 24 of March 2021)

Molecular Pathology Approach to Cancer

includes talks by Mark Rubin, Bern Center for Precision Medicine, and Inti Zlobec, Translational Research, Institute of Pathology, University of Bern.

Opening CAIM (19 March 2021)

Virtual Opening Event of the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

15.30-16.50h Opening Ceremony and Panel Discussion (German)

17.00-18.15h Scientific Symposium (English)

Brainweek Bern (15 - 18 March 2021)

Organized by Clinical Neuroscience Bern, Focus Gender & Brain Presentations on "Do Men and Women Learn Differently?" (Prof. Dr. Elsbeth Stern) and "Anxiety disorders - in times of pandemic" (PD Katharina Stegmayer, MD), Film on female innovation in male-dominated research institutions and panel discussion "Life after a brain stroke"

SDiPath 2021 (14 January 2021)

Annual General Assembly Swiss Digital Pathology

Guest speakers: Prof. Dr. Thomas Fuchs (Founder and CSO Paige.AI) and Prof. Dr. Nasir Rajpoot, University of Warwick, UK includes: Results from the National Survey on Digital Pathology during COVID-19 (Prof. R. Grobholz, Kantonsspital Aarau) Abstract submission "flash talks" until 31 December 2020

Meeting Program (PDF, 217KB)

MADiMa 2021 (10 January 2021)

6th International Workshop on Multimedia Assisted Dietary Management

with ICPR2020 the 25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition chaired by ° Stavroula Mougiakakou, CAIM, University of Bern, Switzerland ° Giovanni Maria Farinella, University of Catania, Italy ° Keiji Yanai, The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan