DayOne Conference – shaping the future of health

Thomas Brenzikofer
Thomas Brenzikofer



DayOne Conference – shaping the future of health

The annual DayOne Conference on 11 September 2018 will again bring together a unique mix of influential speakers, healthcare innovators, patients and startups to discuss and shape the future of health.
We will be incorporating the experience of patients as experts in living with their condition with involvement of patient experts throughout the day. To see how we fulfill the Patients Included charter please see this link . If you are a patient or know a patient who would benefit from a scholarship to help cover travel costs to the event please see this link .

In the morning of the day, thought leaders will discuss the healthcare systems’ need for change and how to make innovation happen as well as share lessons learned from real world success stories. The afternoon will be hands on! Participants are invited to share their expertise and team up with one of the 20+ selected ideas and projects, including 15 from the DayOne accelerator pediatric health run supported by Fondation Botnar.


8:45 Welcome and Introduction

Session 1 – Making healthcare innovation happen
Keynote by: Marie Ennis-O'connor, Social Media Strategist, Writer Empowered Patients Foundation   

Keynote by: Maneesh Juneja, Digital Health Futurist, London

Panel Discussion with: Peter Speyer, Novartis; Adrian Honegger, Baloise; Jens Eckstein, University Hospital Basel; Bettina Borisch, University of Geneva; Desirée Mettraux, Creadi; Helen Prytherch, Swiss TPH; Thomas Wilckens, InnVentis

10:30 Networking Break

Session 2 – Innovation at work

Clinical Decision Support in oncology – lessons learned and still to be learned: Impulse presentation by Andreas Wicki and Bram Stieltjes, University Hospital Basel

Panel Discussion with: Lawrence Rajendran, ScienceMatters; Luiza Dobre, Komed Health AG, Enkelejda Miho, School of Life Sciences (FHNW); Okan Ekinci, Roche; Gunnar Krüger, Siemens; Katie Rizvi, Association Little People

12:30 Networking Break and Lunch

Session 3 - Hands on

Open Innovation Workshops: Participants including patients help healthcare innovators and DayOne Accelerator Applicants shape their project ideas


Session 4 - Grand Finale

Keynote by:  Koen Kas Founder at Healthskouts - Healthcare futurist & Digital thinker

17:00 Networking Apero & welcoming guests from Basel Life


If you are a patient or know a patient who would benefit from a scholarship to help cover travel costs to the event please see this link .

Project ideas and Accelerator candidates

The call for project ideas and Accelerator candidates have now closed. There will be a number of projects from the local ecosystem that can help to shape the future of health and 15 projects from the DayOne Accelerator run supported by Fondation Botnar focusing on Pediatric Health


The DayOne Conference is free of charge. However, registration is compulsory.

Please use the registration button at the bottom of this page.

DayOne is happy to partner with Intelligent Health - The world's leading AI in Medicine Summit, bringing together the entire global AI health ecosystem in Basel from September 12th-13th 2018. Get your ticket now with a 50 percent discount entering the registration code BASE18; if you are interested in participating with a readymade branded booth at a 50 Percent discount please contact tori@worldsummit.notexisting@nodomain.comai

DayOne Conference is an official Partner event of BASEL LIFE Conference – Sept 11-14, 2018 – Europe’s leading event for Life Sciences R&D, with over 2500 expected attendees from 50 countries.  BASEL LIFE has many exciting offerings for all those engaging in biology research to therapeutic applications – including EMBO conference with world renowned speakers, 11 Innovation Forums, MipTec Exhibition with over 100 companies, and for the first time the European Job Fair at BASEL LIFE on Sept 12.

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