Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences (C-SHALS) 

Keynote Speakers
Updated February 17, 2009

Tim Berners-Lee
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Presentation Title: Linked Data in Health Care and Life Sciences: What's Next

Abstract: The Health Care and Life Sciences Community has been an early adopter of Semantic Web technologies that enable data to be linked and queried across disparate databases.

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Clark Golestani
Vice President, Information Technology
Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc.

Presentation Title: What Must Semantics Do Now To Advance Drug Discovery? (.pdf)

Abstract: The pharmaceutical industry finds itself at the edge of a chasm. Familiar challenges of falling research productivity, increasing costs, and tightening regulatory requirements are

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  John Reynders
Vice-President and Chief Information Officer
Life Sciences Division, Johnson & Johnson

Presentation Title: Integrative Informatics: Discovery, Translational Sciences, and Epidemiology (.pdf)

Abstract: The challenges of data management, information fusion, and knowledge mining pose a significant challenge across all phases of the pharmaceutical pipeline.

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