First Day, 26th May 2022

Theme 1. Medical Dilemmas and Decision-Making – A Trade-off between Autonomy and
Paternalism. Linking Law, Medicine and Technology (AI)

9.00. A Few Words of Introduction. Magnifico Rettore Francesco Svelto

9.15. Inauguration of  Winter/Spring School in Medicine, Law & Technology, Head of Political & Social Sciences Department. Prof Silvia Figini

9.30. Opening Speech, Prof. Renato Balduzzi, Expert in Constitutional Law of Health and Health Law. He was Minister of Health of the Monti government.

Prof. Renato Balduzzi is an Italian jurist, academic and politician, chair of Constitutional Law and Comparative Public Law at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart. Expert in Constitutional Law of Health and Health Law. He was Minister of Health of the Monti government.  He also held a chair in Constitutional Law at the University of Eastern Piedmont “A. Avogadro”, Faculty of Law of Alessandria, where he taught Constitutional Law of Health and Health Organization. At the same University he is Director of the Inter-faculty Centre of Excellence for Healthcare Management (CEIMS).

The New Challenges and the EU Institutions’ Perspective

10.00THOMPSON Ceri, Deputy Head of E-Health, DG, CNECT, H3, “eHealth, Well-Being and Ageing, European Commission, Communications Networks, Content and Technologies Directorate General (DG CONNECT)

Digital Health: the View from the European Commission

Ceri Thompson is Deputy Head of the eHealth, Well-Being and Ageing Unit in DG CNECT. Ceri joined the Commission in DG SANTE, and has also worked in Eurostat. Before joining the EU institutions, Ceri worked on global health policy at the UK’s Department for International Development, and for KPMG’s International Health Care management consultancy practice in London.  She studied mathematics at Durham University (UK). She has an MSc (medical statistics / epidemiology) and a DrPH (health economics) both from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Communications Networks, Content and Technologies Directorate General (DG CONNECT) DG CNECT, H3, “eHealth, Well-Being and Ageing”

11.00. BOUCHER Philip Nicholas, Policy Analyst for the Future of Science and Technology, European Parliament

Artificial intelligence at the European Parliament: Methods and Policy

Philip Boucher is a Policy Analyst at the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology. His research focusses upon the relationship between emerging technologies and society. He has a bachelor degree in artificial intelligence, a master in environmental management, a doctorate in science, technology and innovation policy, and has held research positions at the University of Manchester, University of Nottingham and the European Commission.

12.00. RODRIGUES João, Senior Legal Advisor and Coordinator for Digital Law, European Parliament

Regulating AI: a balancing exercise

João Rodrigues is a senior legal advisor in the Legal Service of the European Parliament in Brussels. He is also the coordinator for digital law and AI in that department, covering data privacy, online platforms, and legal aspects of AI. Previously he spent over two years on assignment in the European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington DC, where he spent most of his time explaining the GDPR and other EU privacy legislation to US audiences. João has extensive litigation experience before the EU courts. He holds a Law degree from the University of Lisbon’s Law School (Portugal) and postgraduate degrees from the universities of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Nancy (France). In 2016-2017, he was the EU Visiting Fellow at Yale University (US).

13.00.-13.30. Roundtable: University of Pavia & International Guests: Institutional Challenges, Interconnection between Disciplines in Light of the AI Evolution

13.30. Lunch

15.00. Student’s Participation

15.30.-17.30.  A PBL Session for Students (Scenario 1)