We all want to stay healthy for as long as possible but how do we manage to do this? How can we learn from today’s patients so that tomorrow’s patients receive better treatments? This is generally a matter of continuous learning and improvement – evidence based with the help of enormous amounts of data in different formats and from various sources. We are already learning how to combine that data in clever ways, tailoring it to specific situations and applying it to our everyday health choices.
These topics and more were addressed by a wide group of leading experts at this year’s Health-RI conference, entitled “Towards data driven Health”. The meeting was held on January 30th in Utrecht (The Netherlands) and professionals in different fields highlighted how data is helping us to remain healthy and how it can drive us towards a healthy future. Tessa van der Geest, from Radboud University Medical Center, attended the conference on behalf of the EPTRI consortium and presented two posters: “EPTRI: a survey of the excellence of developmental pharmacology in pan-European countries” and “EPTRI: a bridge towards the future of paediatric medicine”.