• Network Medicine '19

    Getting connected: Systems medicine and networks

    May 28th, 2019

  • NetSci Conference 2019

    May 27-31, 2019

    Burlington, Vermont

  • Chittenden Bank Room, The Vermont Complex System Center

    Burlington, Vermont, USA


NetMed'19: A Satellite Symposium at NetSci 2019!

Burlington, Vermont, USA

Getting connected: Systems medicine and networks


In the same room in morning session we have a satellite meeting focused on regulatory network structure, epigenetics, cellular function, and evolution -

NetSciReg'19 - Network Models in Cellular Regulation

The Vision

Systems Medicine is a holistic approach that expanded the research focus from discovery of specific disease variants, genes, druggable targets, to wider gamut of genome-wide interacting subsystems, embracing the biological complexity of the disease. The advent of biomedical data has necessitated the need for novel analytical approaches that take into account interactions among various entities. Systems medicine paradigm can be effectively combined with biomedical data to unravel the complexity of disease biology. The satellite meeting will focus on developing a community of network scientists who can leverage the enormity and complexity of biomedical big data and introduce ways in which data analysis methods and network models could help in addressing the fundamental questions in disease biology and medicine.

The People

This satellite symposium, hosted by NetSci and located at the Vermont Complex Systems Center, is organized by Amitabh Sharma, Abhijeet Sonawane from the Channing Division of Network Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Vera Pancaldi from the Centre for Cancer Research of Toulouse and Barcelona Supercomputing Center. It will bring together scientists, researchers, and students from multi-disciplinary fields like network science, clinical science, systems biology and genomics.

The Research

The biomedical data yearns, including a panoply of molecular entities, mobile health devices, electronic health records, consortium level multi-omic data, for concerted efforts from data scientists to uncover novel patterns and signatures to provide a better understanding of disease necessary for the translational purpose. This satellite symposium aims to unify the knowledge streams from systems biologists and network data scientists for maximal utilization of shared resources of biomedical data generated by multi-billion dollar national and international ventures. We expect to attract scientists and practitioners with the penchant to resolve novel patterns using biomedical big data and demonstrate the implementation of network theory firmament as a bedrock of biomedical big data analysis. The satellite symposium will bring together a number of practitioners of this rapidly emerging area, including both established investigators in network science applied to medicine and experts in biomedical data analysis.

Speakers for NetMed19



Session II : 1:45 - 5:30

Coffee Break

Welcome and introduction

Nitin Baliga


Title: Systems approach to precision medicine

Marinka Zitnik


Title: Graph Neural Networks for Discovery of Medical Indications

Xuemin Liu


Title: Lethality in multilayer biological molecular networks

Coffee Break

End of Session I

Jukka-Pekka Onnela


Title: Call for Statistical Network Science

David Lydon-Staley


Title: Rigidity in behavior and psychopathology: Brain networks underpinning cognitive control support flexible behavior in situ

Réka Albert

Title: Network-based dynamic models of oncogenic signaling predict therapeutic strategies

Abhijeet Sonawane


Title: Understanding Phenotype-specific Gene Regulation

Closing Remarks

Session ends

Registration and Submission

  • Registration

    Deadline: May 20, 2019 6:00 PM (EST)
    (N.B. Hard deadline - No on-site registration)

    Education Seminar

    Symposium Registration is Free!

    NetSci Registration Required!

    Registration of the satellite symposium is free. Yet, as space is limited, we require registration via EventBrite. Symposium participants still need to register for the NetSci2019 main conference!

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  • Calling for contributed talks

    Deadline: 10 May 2019

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    Call for abstracts

    We are looking forward to having your novel insights on network medicine in NetMed19, Vermont, 28th May, 2019. The satellite conference focuses on interdisciplinary research on network medicine in the fields of computational biology, physics, computer science, mathematics, and statistics with the participation of a broad and diverse audience. The focus of this symposium will be on personalized medicine and how big data approaches can help in this field, with topics including but not limited to systems medicine, disease networks and comorbidities, omics data integration and exploitation of electronic health records, cancer, complex diseases.


    We invite you to submit a 500 word abstract including one descriptive figure using our EasyChair submission link by May 10, 2019.


The Vermont Complex Systems Center, 590 Main St., Burlington, Vermont, 05401, USA


Amitabh Sharma

Channing Division of Network Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Complete Genomics Inc.


Abhijeet Sonawane

Channing Division of Network Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School


Vera Pancaldi

Centre de Recherche en Cancerologie de Toulouse, Inserm
Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse
Life Sciences
Barcelona Supercomputing Center