VU StartHub / PfizerAI Debate Competition

AI applications like ChatGPT are a benefit / curse to healthcare

Are you a student or researcher and are you interested in reflecting in a team on healthcare challenges? And would you like to meet Pfizer, a leading life science health company? Then sign up now for the Pfizer Debate Competition on June 14th and 21st at the VU StartHub.

It doesn’t matter whether you study in the area of data science, business, pharmacology or social sciences. Or in which research area you are specialized. Anyone interested in life sciences & health and affiliated to the VU can participate in the Pfizer Debate Competition.

During the first afternoon, on June 14th from 16.00 to 18.00, you will learn about and discuss opportunities and threats. AI offers healthcare in a team of students and researchers. You will be divided into three groups: Pro, Contra and Jury.

During the second meeting, on June 21st, again from 16.00 to 18.00, your team will be contesting in the debate competition: pro, contra, pro, contra + final remarks. The jury will declare the winner.

By taking part in the Pfizer challenge brainstorm, you can actively participate in a discussion about the challenges we are facing in healthcare. Perhaps your participation will eventually land you a great internship. Or you can explore possible cooperation opportunities.

There is room for 32 participants in total. So be sure to register quickly. To establish diverse teams we will create a mix of BSc, MSc and PhD students and researchers with different backgrounds.

Agenda Wednesday June 14th, location VU StartHub

16:00 Walk-in

16:15 Introduction by Pfizer and VU Entrepreneurship & Impact

16:30 Introduction central debating statement: AI applications like ChatGPT are a benefit / curse to healthcare

  • Pfizer practices
  • Practices from one of the VU StartHub’s startups Datacation

17:00 Split up and discussion amongst the three groups

17:20 Discussion

17:30 Drinks

Wednesday June 21st, location VU StartHub

16:00 Walk-in

16:15 Explanation of the debate concept

16:20 first and second round or Pro and Contra, final statements

17:00 Jury deliberation + prize ceremony

17:30 Drinks

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You can sign up by filling out the form below.

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