The 5th Table

part of The 5th Conference

In 1912 the Belgian industrialist Ernest Solvay founded “The Solvay Conference”. Located in Brussels, the conferences were devoted to outstanding preeminent open problems in both physics and chemistry. It was considered a turning point in the world of physics.

The most famous conference was the October 1927 “Fifth Solvay International Conference on Electrons and Photons”. The world’s most notable physicists met to discuss the newly formulated quantum theory.

The leading figures were Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr. Einstein, disenchanted with Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, remarked “God does not play dice”. Bohr replied: “Einstein, stop telling God what to do”. This “Fifth Conference” produced the greatest meeting of minds ever, and what most probably is the most intelligent picture ever taken.

It’s hard to imagine a more brilliant group of people in the same room together. 17 of the 29 attendees were or became Nobel Prize winners, including Marie Curie, who alone among them, had won Nobel Prizes in two separate scientific disciplines.

This philosophy is now continued in the current editions of The 5th Conference. Editions where the future of healthcare is discussed and where insights about medtech and digital health are shared.

The next edition of The 5th Conference on Health Tech will take place on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in Antwerp, Belgium

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At the request of attendees and experts, after three editions there will also be a more exclusive gathering called The 5th Table. This is a networking event during which the vision of leading speakers and experts from the sector will be examined. Participation in these evenings is limited in number and only allowed for sector colleagues.

Meet the advisory board of The 5th Conference & The 5th Table on Health Tech

Anne Massij

Partner @ Monitor Deloitte / Health Care Sector Leader

Johan Cattersel

Executive Chairman @ INNOCOM

Pascal Verdonck

CEO @ MedTech Flanders // Professor Biomedical Engineering & Medical Technology

Katrien Huygens

Projectmanager Digital Innovation & Health @ City of Antwerp

Ann Peters

General Manager @ Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM)

Dimitri De Rooze

Director Data & Digital Transformation @ Zorgbedrijf Antwerpen

Geert Reyniers

CEO @ Multipharma // President of The 5th Conference on Health Tech advisory board

Maarten Walravens

Deputy of Chief Medical Director @ Sint-Maarten Hospital

Tom Braekeleirs

CEO @ BlueHealth Innovation Center

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The 5th Table

The 5th Table and The 5th Conference are concepts of Duval Union Academy, in collaboration with its partners and advisory boards

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