Registration & Abstract Submission
Accommodation & Travel
The Life Science Alliance and the MOLIT institute of personalized medicine are excited to invite you to our first joint-symposium in Heilbronn. The symposium brings together researchers from across the globe to address the promises and challenges of artificial intelligence in healthcare. We are at the forefront of a revolution in healthcare. While new technologies enable us to generate a wealth of data, the next challenge lies in harnessing this information to uncover clinically relevant findings. Over two days we will highlight the latest insights and applications of AI across the whole healthcare system, from bench to bedside in our global community.
The conference assembles leading basic and clinical researchers to share and discuss the latest on:
- Using big data to make intelligent predictions about disease, responses to treatment, or diagnoses,
- The translation of AI technologies to the clinic and its implications for patients,
- Ethical and societal issues to consider when introducing AI technology to the public,
- The rise of smart systems and technologies that change the way we manage health, and the broader approach to healthcare.
This conference offers a rich opportunity to hear from, and interact with, leaders in the effort to establish AI in healthcare systems all over the world.
Director Life Science Alliance & Senior Scientist, EMBL Heidelberg
Co-founder MOLIT institute for personalized medicine, Heilbronn
Co-founder MOLIT institute for personalized medicine, Heilbronn
Registration fees include admission, conference materials, meals and coffee breaks. Participants are expected to book and pay their own accommodation and travel expenses.
- Students (with valid ID) €50
- Academia €200
- Industry €400
- Registration will be on a first-come first-served basis. Your place can only be confirmed after payment of the registration fee.
Special guidance: COVID-19 & Virtual Conference
In parallel to the in-person event, we are also planning for a virtual event in case travel restrictions prevent our speakers and participants from joining us in Heilbronn. In this case, any in-person fees paid in full will be refunded, and you will have the option to join the virtual symposium at a reduced rate. We would however encourage you to register for the in-person event to secure your place and help with our planning. The fees for attending the virtual conference are as follows:
- Students (with valid ID) €0
- Academia €50
- Industry €100
You should act upon the latest information and advice from the government of the country to which you are travelling. If you are travelling to Heilbronn, you can find information in English at the German Federal Ministry of Health.
We will only be considering abstracts from registered participants via Converia (our online system). Please therefore ensure that you have registered before submitting your abstract.
Once you have registered, you are welcome to submit your abstract using the "submit a paper" function in Converia. While submitting your abstract you'll be able to choose if you would like to apply for a short talk or a poster presentation only.
Please choose the "submit a paper" option in Converia. You have the option of uploading your abstract as a PDF or as free text. The abstract should not exceed 300 words. The title and author information is added via the system and is not required in the text of the abstract. Any abstracts which are over the word limit, will not be considered.
The abstracts that you submit will be evaluated by the scientific organisers of the meeting and will be selected for either a short talk or poster presentation. Applicants not selected for a talk will still have the opportunity to present a poster during the poster sessions of the meeting. The selection normally takes place around 2 weeks after the abstract submission closes.
The Aula, Bildungscampus HeilbronnBildungscampus 6
Heilbronn , 74076
Accommodation is not included in the conference registration fee. There is a range of accommodation options within walking distance of the Aula to suit all budgets. Recommendations can be found in the map above.
There are no exclusive rates for the symposium, please check prices with the individual hotels before booking.
The closest parking garage can be found at “Parkplatz Rollschuhhalle” at Mannheimer Str. 39, 74076 Heilbronn (see map). Walking distance to the venue: 5 min
There is also a larger parking garage with over 500 parking places. The address of the parking garage is Weipertstraße 51, 74076 Heilbronn. Walking distance to the venue: 8 min.
Please note that these parking garages demand parking fees which are not covered in your registration.
Several inner-city and regional bus lines go to the the Bildungscampus. The nearest stops are “Am Europaplatz” and “Hallenbad Soleo”.
With the S42 from Neckarsulm
Heading to Heilbronn, please stop at “Theater” station. From here, walk on Mannheimer Straße towards Europaplatz. Walking distance: 5 min
With the S4 from Baden-Baden, Karlsruhe, Eppingen, Heilbronn or Östringen
With the light rail S4 between Baden-Baden / Karlsruhe / Östringen you reach the city of Heilbronn easily. At the Harmonie stop, change to the S42 in the direction of Neckarsulm. The Theater stop is just a 5-minute walk from the Bildungscampus.
By train from Würzburg, Stuttgart, Mannheim or Heidelberg
Heilbronn is connected to the ICE stops in Würzburg, Stuttgart and Mannheim. From Heilbronn main station or the Willy-Brandt-Platz station (station forecourt), take the S42 tram to the Theater stop. From here, walk on Mannheimer Straße towards Europaplatz. Walking distance: 5 min
The nearest international airports are Frankfurt or Stuttgart
Both airports are connected to the Deutsche Bahn (German railway) network.
The S-Bahn lines S2 and S3 run on weekdays every 10 minutes and on weekends every 30 minutes between Stuttgart Airport and Stuttgart Main Station. From Stuttgart Central Station there are connecting trains to Heilbronn available. Arriving at Heilbronn main station, continue from Willy-Brandt-Platz (station forecourt) as described above with tram S42.
Frankfurt Airport has its own ICE train station. From Mannheim / Heidelberg take regional trains to Heilbronn main station - from there continue on the S42 urban railway as described above.
Financial assistance is provided by the Life Science Alliance in the form of both registration fee waivers and travel grants. These funds are only available to registered participants who have submitted an abstract for a talk or poster presentation. The fee waivers and travel grants are only available for participants from EMBL or Stanford University.
Travel Grants (EMBL & Stanford Participants)
Travel grants are provided by the Life Science Alliance. These travel grants are specifically reserved for participants from EMBL or Stanford University. The grants will cover the cost of travel (airfare, train, bus, taxi, accommodation, visa, and/or registration fees) and will be awarded up to specified caps as follows:
- up to €500 for participants travelling to Heilbronn from EMBL (any site).
- up to €1500 for participants travelling from Stanford University.
These caps are subject to reduction at the organiser’s discretion to accommodate more participants. Recipients will be notified of their travel cap amount when they are informed of the outcome of their application. Original receipts must be provided with your signature for all costs incurred within one month of completion of travel. Scanned copies cannot be accepted.
Please click here to submit your application
In case of any questions, feel free to email the organising team.
Tanja and Katie are happy to help and look forward to welcoming you in Heilbronn.
MOLIT institute of Personalized Medicine, Heilbronn
Life Science Alliance,
The Life Science Alliance is a joint research initiative dedicated to the advancement of biomedical research. By bringing together leading researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and Stanford University, we are cultivating new ideas, sharing best practices, and facilitating access to technology and resources. We enable transatlantic cooperation with programs for joint research fellows, exchanges and outreach. We are excited to team up with our colleagues at MOLIT and meet more of the local resarch community in Heilbronn.
The MOLIT Institute for Personalized Medicine joins the Life Science Alliance as Co-Organizer. MOLIT is a non-profit research institute for personalized medicine located in Heilbronn, Germany. Its focus is the development of customized therapies for cancer diseases and their translation into general medical care. It is adopting an integrated approach of medicine and IT by joining and mathematically modelling complex data of different molecular analytical methods as well as clinical and patient reported outcome.
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