2020 Annual Conference

The University of South Carolina’s National Big Data Health Science (BDHS) Conference, a signature annual event of the UofSC Big Data Health Science Center (BDHSC), was held on February 9 -11, 2020. The 2020 conference theme “Unlocking the Power of Big Data in Health: Partnerships among Industry, Government and Academia” focused on forging relationships between stakeholders across the spectrum of Big Data health science research and practice.

Speakers for the 2020 Annual Conference included leaders from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Augusta Health, Geisinger Health System, IBM Watson Health, New Jersey Hospital Association, Palmetto GBA, SAS Institute, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), SC Revenue and Financial Affairs Office, and leaders from dozens of academic institutions from across the country and world.

The National BDHS Conference has a substantive focus on big data in electronic health records, geospatial, social media, genomics, and bio-nanomaterials; and addresses the need for Big Data analytics in health-related research, service, and academic training. Workshops and thematic sessions spun electronic health records, geospatial, social media, genomics and nano-biomaterial at the 2020 conference. Furthermore, leaders from various areas of the health sciences, government, and academia provided keynote speeches and moderated concurrent research presentations.

More detailed information about speakers, panels, workshops and other conference details is available on the conference website.