Big Data

For Better Hearts


Webinar BigData@Heart: Big Data for Better Hearts

On the 13th September 2017, leaders of the BigData@Heart consortium held their first public webinar to introduce and outline the objectives of the Big Data for Better Hearts project that was launched in March this year.

BigData@Heart is funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), a public-private partnership between the European Union and the European pharmaceutical industry, and is part of their Big Data for Better Outcomes (BD4BO) research programme. The project is supported by a budget of € 19 million and will run for 5 years. The consortium consists of 19 stakeholders, including the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), numerous European academic research groups, and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA). They will be working collectively under the IMI2 funding scheme, with the aim of applying big data approaches to improve patient outcomes in the most common cardiovascular diseases in Europe today: acute coronary syndrome, atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Read more...






Gunnar Brobert
Director of Epidemiology
Bayer AG 

Panos Vardas
ESC Past President,
Chief Strategy Officer,
European Heart Agency (Brussels)

Rick Grobbee
Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
University Medical Center Utrecht 

Maureen Cronin
Vifor Pharma 

Duane Schulthess
Managing Director
Vital Transformation (moderator) 

Folkert Asselbergs
Consultant Cardiologist, Professor of Cardiovascular Genetics
University Medical Center Utrecht
Scientific Coordinator of BigData@Heart