Digital twins in healthcare are becoming increasingly popular as a concept. In the broadest sense, digital twins refer to virtual counterparts of physical products or processes with an information exchange between both. In healthcare, this concept is generalized to include all in silico models, regardless of the technology used to generate them (data-driven, knowledge-driven or combinations), that have been informed by patient-specific data at least at one point in their life cycle. DigiTwin4Health.BE is the first meeting of the Belgian ecosystem on digital twins, with speakers from academia, industry, hospitals, regulatory agencies, and representatives of the federal government and the European Commission. Over the long lunch we provide a forum to all interested organizations to showcase their developments and products. Participation as audience and/or showcase is free of charge but registration is mandatory.


For anyone interested in how digital twins can contribute to healthcare in Belgium and beyond.


Registration form: https://shorturl.at/oxBFY


9-9.20: coffee & set up

9.20-9.35: welcome & introduction

9.35-10.20: Keynote lecture Frank Rademakers (UZ Leuven)

10.20-10.50: DT4H exemplars by IMEC & U.Liège

10.50-11.20: coffee break

11.20-12.20: DT4H exemplars by FEOPS, VITO, KU Leuven & U.Namur

12.20-12.50: pitches of demo’s

12.50-14.30: lunch break with demo’s of relevant projects and products

14.30-15.00: statements by Federal Government (A. Hoefmans) and European Commission (K. Hatzaras)

15.00-16.45: Regulatory/Policy round table (FAGG-AFMPS, Agoria, Avicenna Alliance & VPHi)

16.45-16.55: closing

16.55: reception


Address: KU Leuven University Hall, Naamsestraat 22, 3000 Leuven.  Please enter the building via the main entrance. Signage will guide you past the reception of the building to the first floor, where the registration desk is located. The auditorium and the poster, exhibitor and catering room are also located on the first floor. An elevator is available.

About the venue: DigiTwin4Health will take place in Leuven, Belgium, at the KU Leuven University Hall, which is the monumental heart and official seat of the University. Originally built in 1317, it was first a commercial centre for the wool and cloth trade. After the decline of this trade, the University started its activities in this hall in 1425 and remained there since then. The lectures will be held at the Promotion room of the University Hall. This oak paneled hall, lined with the portraits of former rectors, is the location where the university convenes for its most prestigious activities: the celebration of honoray doctorates, graduations, conferences. ​Catering breaks and demo’s will be hosted in the Jubileum Hall, right opposite of the Promotion room. This arcaded hall was built in 1680 on top of the original cloth hall at the ground floor. Part of the university’s art collection can be viewed here.

How to get to the venue from the Leuven train station?

Once you have arrived in Leuven, you will quickly notice that the city is rather small and that everything can easily be reached on foot. If the weather allows it, we strongly recommend you to walk from the central railway station to the meeting venue (15 minutes) and enjoy the beautiful architecture Leuven has to offer. Most buses that depart at the train station will also stop at bus stop ‘Rector de Somerplein zone b’. From there, it is a 5 minute walk to the meeting venue. Taxi’s are also available at the train station.