Following the success of the past five editions, the 6th edition of the AUG conference was hosted in Geneva (Switzerland) on October 31st and November 1st, 2018.

Organized jointly by the University of Geneva (UNIGE), the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG) under the umbrella the i2b2/tranSMART Foundation, this traditional event brings together the community of clinicians, academics, researchers and engineers using i2b2 and/or tranSMART to leverage the development of personalized medicine from all over Europe and beyond. Two days of conference with prestigious speakers explored – in the context of i2b2 and/or tranSMART implementations – hot topics such as

  • data-driven integration of research from bench to bedside and backwards;
  • big data challenges for healthcare;
  • networking data for better care;
  • extending data repositories beyond clinical data;
  • protection of health data privacy and security;
  • data governance and ethical aspects of data warehousing (notably with respect to the new European GDPR);
  • bringing new academic prototypes to operational settings (challenges in deployments, testing and maintenance);
  • patients’ view on the benefits of reusing their data for research;

The i2b2 European local organizing committee worked closely with the Foundation’s Working Group on Events to make this another great Foundation event!



A dinner reception was held on Lake Geneva.  Great food and drink was shared by all!

Sponsors and Partners

The event is supported by

  • the Swiss Personalized Health Network Initiative (SPHN),
  • the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) – IZSEZ0_183734/1,
  • the Personalized Health and Related Technologies (PHRT) Strategic Focus Area of the ETH Domain
  • the University of Geneva
  • the University Hospitals of Geneva
  • the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB)
  • the i2b2/tranSMART Foundation

Slide decks and recordings, where possible, are being uploaded HERE.



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The conference will be held at the Campus Biotech ( in Geneva Switzerland. 

Campus Biotech is a new centre of excellence in biotechnology and life science research  formed by a consortium comprising the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), the University of Geneva (UNIGE), the Bertarelli family and Hansjörg Wyss.  It focuses on pure science and its translation into practical outcomes that have an impact on society and the world. Campus Biotech is expected to generate a vast range of opportunities, bringing impetus and investment to this vital economic and scientific sector.




Local Organizing Committee

Prof. Christian Lovis (University of Geneva/ Geneva University Hospitals)
Dr. Jean Louis  Raisaro (EPFL/ Lausanne University Hospital) 
Christophe Gaudet-Blavignac (University of Geneva / Geneva University Hospitals) 
Dr. Marzia Del Zotto (University of Geneva / Geneva University Hospitals)