Speaker Profile

Principal Associate in Neurology, Harvard Medical Scho

The focus of Alex’s work is conception, design, development of technology, infrastructure, and methods for collaborative clinical research in disease-specific networks. Alex’s CIB team introduced such innovative platforms as NeuroBANK®, a patient-centric research platform and accelerated research environment; PRO-ACT™, a harmonized anonymized dataset from clinical trials to design future trials and predictive and survival models in ALS; and The SigNET™ Platform for unique and secure patient identification across research continuum. All three platforms won the Best Practice Award from Bio-IT World Congress in Precision and Translational Medicine category. In 2021, Alex received prestigious Healey International Prize for Innovation in ALS. Alex also researches patient empowerment and incentives, secure collaboration, integration, harmonization, and clinical and research information sharing. Alex chairs Big Data committee of NEALS consortium, and a founding Board Member of ALD Connect consortium. He holds MS degree in Nuclear Engineering and graduated from a doctorate program in Nuclear Engineering.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley

Track 2 - January 27 9.00 A.M.-3.45 P.M.

Track Chair:
William Oh, Mount Sinai

  • PMWC 2023 Award Ceremony
    Honoree: Gad Getz, Broad Institute
  • How Healthcare Can Solve Its Data Problem
    - Rod Tarrago, AWS
  • Analysis of Omics Data Using Novel AI Strategies Provides Insights and Applications into Healthcare
    - Michael Snyder, Stanford University
  • NLP Applications to Parse Unstructured Medical Text
    Chair: William Oh, Mount Sinai
    - Rong Chen, Sema4
  • AI/ML Applications in the Hospital/Clinical Setting, for Clinical Trial Design and Patient Selection
    - Matthew Lungren, Microsoft
  • Improving the Probability of Technical and Regulatory Success
    Chair: Elizabeth Lamont, Medidata Solutions
  • AI/ML Applications for Patient Outcomes Prediction and Clinical Decision Support
    Chair: Alex Sherman, Harvard University
    - Indu Navar, EverythingALS
    - Nuray Yurt, Novartis Oncology
    - Jake Donoghue, Beacon
    - Marie Abele, Harvard
  • FAIR Data Approaches to Make Data Usable, Accessible, and Findable
    - Bhavesh Patel, Calmi2
  • The Pharma Informatics Ecosystem (PANEL)
    Chair: Maria Kasarides, BMS
    - Colin Hills, GNS
    - David Ledbetter, UPN
    - Chris Bakan, Roche
    - Subha Madhavan, Pfizer
  • PMWC Showcase
    - Speaker TBA, Seven Bridges