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BioIT World 2021 (online & in-person)

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20th September 2021 to 22nd September 2021
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The Bio-IT World Conference and Expo has been the world’s premier event showcasing technologies and analytic approaches that solve problems, accelerate science, and drive the future of precision medicine.  Bio-IT World unites a community of leading life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, informatics and technology experts in the field of biomedical research, drug discovery & development, and healthcare from around the world. This year’s event will be held online, with an in-person meeting held simultaneously in Boston, US.

Digital Science is proud to be supporting the 2021 Conference and Expo as a virtual Gold Sponsor, with an online booth, as well as presenting two sessions during the event. If you are attending in person, look out for our colleagues from Readcube (part of the Digital Science family) who have also registered to attend.

Tuesday 21 September at 4:35 pm – 5:05 pm EDT
‘Trust in Data, Integrity in Science’
Leslie D. McIntosh, PhD, CEO, Ripeta

Transparent research practices and the sharing of research data, protocols, and code accelerate scientific advancements and solve real-world problems in healthcare, the environment, and society. Yet, broad, open, research sharing has presented trust issues, particularly with limited checks on scientific integrity. This workshop will engage attendees on common trustbusters in open science and dive deep into the taxonomy of trust – providing research integrity recommendations and best practices.

Wednesday 22 September at 11:25 am – 11:55 am EDT
Empowered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) on raw full text: From hundreds of thousands of scientific articles to specific biomarkers for exploration in a clinical setting’
Join us for a 30-minute presentation as part of the virtual Clinical Research Informatics (CLN) conference program.This will demonstrate the power of Dimensions (part of the Digital Science family) in a clinical research setting where existing solutions can’t help.  We will be joined by Jenny Ghith, from the Pfizer Global Scientific Publications Team, who will talk about a specific application of the AI-based literature interrogation method that was used to help researchers identify trends in the literature and clinical trial databases that are of scientific interest in oncology for further clinical investigation and development. 

Meet our speakers

Jenny Ghith, Pfizer

Jenny Ghith
Global Scientific Publications and Innovations Director, Pfizer Oncology

Jenny joined Pfizer Oncology in 2018. She brings more than 15years of industry experience in strategy, publication planning and content development for healthcare professionals. Jenny leverages her diverse background to drive activities focused on innovation at Pfizer. She is focused on artificial intelligence, digital data dissemination, as well as programs aimed at patient centricity. Jenny obtained her M.S. in tumor immunology at Virginia Tech and is an MBA candidate with Stevens Institute of Technology

Peter Doerr, Digital Science

Dr. Peter Dörr
SVP Dimensions Industrial Solutions, Digital Science

Peter is currently the Vice President for Dimensions Industrial Solutions at Digital Science, having joined in May 2020. Prior to this, Peter was Director of Sales Strategy and Operations at Huawei Germany (2016-2019) and VP Devices at Telefonica o2 Germany. He has also worked for Electronic Data Systems as their Business Development Manager from 2001-2004, as well as a Research Assistant in Applied Mathematics at the University of Saarland (1996-2000). Peter is based in Germany.

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Dr. Leslie McIntosh
CEO and Founder, Ripeta

PhD, MPH is the founder and CEO who is an internationally known consultant, speaker, and researcher passionate about mentoring the next generation of data scientists. She is active in the Research Data Alliance, grew the St. Louis Machine Learning and Data Science Meetup to over 1500 participants, and was a fellow with a San Francisco based VC firm. She recently concluded as the Director of Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI) at Washington University in St. Louis where she led a dynamic team of 25 individuals facilitating biomedical informatics services. Dr. McIntosh has a focus of assessing and improving the full research cycle (data collection, management, sharing, discoverability) and making the research process reproducible. She holds a Masters and PhD in Public Health with concentrations in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from Saint Louis University

If you are attending BioIT World this year and would like more information about any of our products, then please drop by our online booth – we would love to see you. Otherwise, please get in touch by emailing

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