CECOG: AI in Medicine - Vision - Reality - Legal Aspects

Learn more about the status quo of AI in medicine

Artificial Intelligence is on its best way to become an important tool in medicine including its application in diagnostic steps, but also in clinical everyday work and the generation of scientific data, but also in the development of scientific careers and in publishing. This implies a series of hierarchical steps which not only relate to each of the mentioned topics, but also to ethical issues, legal responsibilities and questions of scientific originality and accuracy. The presentation of all these aspects will be part of the symposium which is – deducting from the close interaction of medical and scientific conduct – closely devoted to legal and ethical issues.

From a legal perspective, the event will provide a complete overview of the relevant European and Austrian legal situation, both from an academic and a practical perspective. The focus of interest is in particular on the AI Act, the AI Liability Directive, the European Health Data Space Act and national requirements of professional law and liability law. The aim is, on the one hand, to provide participants having a medical background with an orientation on regulatory opportunities and risks of AI use in treatment and research. On the other hand, participants with a legal background should be able to grasp which regulatory requirements can (not) beimplemented in a medically meaningful way and which consequences result from this for the legal and ethical AI-related framework of medical professional practice.


08:45-09:00: Introduction & Welcome

  • Christoph Zielinski
  • Nikolaus Forgo
  • Markus Müller, Rector Medical University of Vienna

09:00-10:30: Setting the Scene

  • Christoph Zielinski
  • Nikolaus Forgo
  • 09:00-09:20: AI in Inpatient and Outpatient Medical Care, Michael Binder
  • 09:20-09:40: Bridging Radiological Diagnosis and Biology, Georg Langs
  • 09:40-10:00: AI in Pathology and Histology, Leonhard Müllauer
  • 10:00-10:20: Machine Learning in Biomedicine, Christoph Bock
  • 10:20-10:30: Discussion

10:30-11:00: Coffee Break

11:00-12:30: Economical Impact

  • Christiane Thallinger
  • Sonja Dürager
  • 11:00-11:20: AI in Public Health, Anita Rieder
  • 11:20-11:40: AI and the Pharma Industry, Johannes Pleiner-Duxneuner
  • 11:40-12:00: AI in Scientific Publiations: Increase in Efficiency or Plagiarism 2.0?, Georg Dorffner
  • 12:00-12:20: AI from the Publishers’ View, Sarah Jenkins, Director, Research Integrity & Publishing Ethics Centre of Expertise Elsevier
  • 12:20-12:30: Discussion

12:30-13:00: Translation into Industry Lecture

  • Christoph Zielinski
  • 12:30-12:50: Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: The Road Ahead, Dorin Comaniciu, Siemens Healthineers AI Technology Center
  • 12:50-13:00: Discussion

13:00-13:30: Lunch Break

13:30-15:00: Liability & Ethics

  • Georg Langs
  • Iris Eisenberger
  • 13:30-13:50: AI in Clinical Decision Making, Harald Kittler
  • 13:50-14:10: AI Governnce and Ethics, Christiane Druml
  • 14:10-14:30: AI and the European Group on Ethics, Jeroen van den Hoven
  • 14:30-14:50: AI and medical liability, Sonja Dürager
  • 14:50-15:00: Discussion

15:00-15:30: Coffee Break

15:30-17:30: Regulating the Scene

  • Christoph Zielinski
  • Nikolaus Forgo
  • 15:30-15:50: AI and the physicians self regulation, Johannes Zahrl
  • 15:50-16:10: Patient information and informed consent into AI-based research and treatment, Karl Stöger
  • 16:10-16:30: AI and Medical Device Legislation, Sebastian Scholz
  • 16:30-16:50: How to regulate AI from an industry perspective, Cornelia Kutterer
  • 16:50-17:10: AI regulation in Europe – an academic overview, Iris Eisenberger
  • 17:10-17:30: Discussion & Closing

*as by September 1, 2023 – subject to change.

Fri, 12.1.2024 | 08:45 - 17:30

Dachgeschoss der Juristischen Fakultät der Universität Wien
Schottenbastei 10-16
1010 Vienna

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