Top AI in Pharma and Healthcare Conferences in 2020 You Can’t Miss

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Artificial intelligence (machine learning and deep learning, to be more specific) has become widely discussed topics in the area of life sciences and healthcare over the last several years and the excitement keeps growing. While a lot of pharmaceutical companies and healthcare organizations express considerable interest in possible new opportunities, associated with the use of artificial intelligence for early drug discovery, clinical trial optimization, and business intelligence, a considerable gap still exists when it comes to understanding new technologies by pharmaceutical professionals and leaders. The key questions here are these:

  • What machine learning / AI can and can’t do for the pharmaceutical industry

  • What should be done to harness practical and measurable value out of machine learning / AI?

  • How it should be done and what are the timelines for getting returns on investments? 

In order to answer the above questions, and myriads of other questions about the application of AI in pharmaceutical / healthcare field, a growing number of specialized conferences and symposia are organized with the aim of achieving clarity in this hype-prone scientific industry.

 It is a good time to start planning schedules for 2020, so here I am summarizing some of the most valuable events that you might not want to miss to start exploring this area by talking to specialists and receiving first-hand insights and action ideas.


Disruptive Technologies in Pharma

SMi Group presents the launch of the inaugural Disruptive Technologies in Pharma conference taking place in London on 20-21st January 2020. 

Some of the topics that are going to be covered include: Harvesting ecosystem innovation through AI, ML, VR, IoT and blockchain; commercialisation of digital health in pharma; adoption of medical devices and exploration of digital therapeutics; assessing agile methodologies for a strategic digital transformation and boosting collaboration for enhanced service design and delivery. 

Use promo code SMI0CJP during registration to get a special discount for our readers.

Register for the event or Download the brochure for more details.


Precision Medicine World Conference 2020

This 4-day Conference will take place in Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA on January 21-24.  While this event is mostly dedicated to a wide range of topics related to precision medicine -- ranging from pharma R&D to healthcare, medicine, regulatory and business aspects -- it also has a strong track dedicated to AI and Data Science in drug discovery and healthcare, featuring some top-notch AI-tech leaders and researchers.

This forum will host, altogether, more than 2500 attendees, including 400+ speakers in 5 simultaneous sessions.  

Learn more and register


3rd Annual AI-ML Drug Discovery & Development Summit

The event will take place on February 24-26 in San Diego, CA and will provide the opportunity to dive deeply in the application of AI for target and hit molecule selection, pathway elucidation, building predictive preclinical models, and identifying the right patient populations for increasing the efficiency of clinical trials. 

The summit will feature more than 80 presenters and peers from various domains of life sciences, machine learning, and industrial-grade research. 

Learn more and register


Artificial Intelligence and Smart Hospital Summit -- ETIM 2020

This relatively small but highly specialized event with a strong focus on the technology side of things will be held on February 28-29 in Essen, Germany. Considering an impressive list of speakers and highly technical topics on various AI tech this year, I would suggest keeping an eye on this event and registering once they have organizational stuff figured out for the 2020 edition, 


AI and Machine Learning Convention

Where: March 17-18, Birmingham, UK

This is the UK's leading event for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and a part of Mediweek, the largest healthcare event in the country. The conference will have around 500 total attendees (an impressive list of confirmed top speakers!), as well as the 2000 attendees each from the Oncology and Medical Imaging Conventions, both taking place in conjunction with the AI and Machine Learning Convention. The conference will showcase the latest AI technology with seminars, exhibitors and masterclasses. 

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Asia’s Pharma and Biotech Festival -- Phar-East 2020

This is one of the largest specialized biotech events in the Asian part of the globe, with expected 1000+ attendees, 120+ speakers, and six content streams, including Immunotherapy, Big Data, Biotech Invest, Clinical Trials, Market Access, Pharma 4.0, and Regulatory Affairs. Phar-East 2020 will be held on March 31 - April 1 in Singapore. 


Artificial Intelligence for Early Drug Discovery

The second edition of Artificial Intelligence for Early Drug Discovery by Cambridge Healthtech Institute will be held in San Diego on April 15-16, 2020 as part of a larger convention Drug Discovery Chemistry (April 13-17).

The event will cover a broad range of topics, including bioinformatics, chemistry, target discovery, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics (DMPK), and toxicology, and will discuss the increasing use of computational tools, artificial intelligence (AI) models, machine learning (ML) algorithms, and data mining in preclinical drug development.

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AI in Healthcare Summit

This highly specialized summit will take place on June 18-19 in Boston, MA and host 400 attendees and 60 speakers, who will be discussing opportunities and challenges in applying deep learning technologies across healthcare and medicine, including the following topics: Speech Recognition, Personalized Medicine, Diagnostics, Clinical Patient Care, Robotics, Natural language processing (NLP), e-Health Records, and Medical Imaging.

The Summit will be co-located with another event of interest -- AI in Pharmaceuticals Summit.

Learn more and register


AI in Pharmaceuticals Summit

There is another important event that will be taking place alongside the "AI in Healthcare Summit", organized by RE-WORK, and this one is focused on the applicaiton of latest machine learning technologies in drug discovery and development, as well as in the industrial R&D workflows. The event provide in-deapth discussions and sessions focusing on the following key topics: Personalised Medicine, natural language processing (NLP), eHealth Records, Genomics, Drug Discovery, Drug Development, Clinical Trials, Precision Medicine

Learn more and register


Some of the notable events that are still finalizing their planning (keep an eye on early bird tickets):

21st Annual Drug Discovery Summit 2020

May 2020, Berlin, Germany; Website: 

AI Applications For Drug Discovery And Development

September 22-24, 2020, Boston; Website: 

7th FIP Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress (PSWC2020)

22 - 27 May 2020 Montreal, Canada; Website: 


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  • saeid partou azar 2019/04/03, 06:07 AM


    I declare my desire to attend the Intelligent Health AI (11th – 12th September 2019 in Basel)

    yours sincerely

    saeid partou azar


    • BiopharmaTrend 2019/04/03, 15:01 PM

      Dear Saeid Partou Azar, please, follow the link on the conference page to register for the event.

  • Yeo 2019/10/31, 01:21 AM


    The dates for Phar-East 2020 appears to be wrong. The dates on their website are listed as 31 March - 1 April 2020

    Hope you will be able to rectify the error soon

    Thank you

    • BiopharmaTrend 2019/11/04, 15:00 PM

      Hi, Yeo,

      Thank you for pointing out this discrepancy, the information has been updated.

      Best regards, Team

  • Laurence Clerk 2019/12/14, 08:42 AM

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  • Edward Glanville 2020/02/11, 16:37 PM

    I'd recommend BioData World Congress with 2000 attendees in Basel, Switzerland.

    It is heavily leaning towards an industry/pharma focus

    • BiopharmaTrend 2020/02/12, 19:48 PM

      Thank you for a valuable suggestion, Edward


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