About this event

  • Date and time Wed 1 Jul 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Digital Health

Dr Yoram Levanon will describe the main concepts behind the use of vocal expression to gain insights into healthcare. He will present his vision of a future where remote care is enhanced by the continuous monitoring of speech to infer health status through AI-Human interactions.

This webinar will explore:

  • How emotional and physiological disorders can give rise to distortions in vocal expression
  • The potential for improving remote care through the monitoring of a patient’s interactions using machine learning to identify vocal markers of disease.

Chaired by Loy Lobo, President of the RSM Digital Health Council, join us for this interactive webinar, with plenty of opportunities to pose your questions to Dr Yoram Levanon. 

A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

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This meeting is a part of the Digital Health Section webinar series, The power of Patient Generated Data, that will be broadcast weekly on Wednesday afternoons at 12:00pm. This series will showcase digital health technologies used to collect data directly from patients that are available today and those in the research pipeline. If you would like to find out more about the series, please visit the Digital Health Section homepage.

Key speakers

Yoram Levanon

Dr Yoram Levanon

Chief Scientific Officer, Beyond Verbal Communications Ltd
Speaker's biography

Dr Yoram Levanon is a pioneer of the vocal analysis of emotions and health. Over the past 25 years he has developed novel approaches for gaining insights into health status from a patients’ vocal expression.


He was CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of several Israeli companies, making use of his rich background in physics, operations research, and multi-criteria decision making. 


He has researched the emotional and physiological mechanisms behind vocal expressions and discovered speech distortions related to health problems such as Parkinson's disease, autism, dyslexia and cardiovascular diseases, and has validated these findings in working with well known medical institutes in Israel. Most recently his techniques are being applied in a research study collecting voice profiles to diagnose COVID-19 early in the disease progression.


Dr Levanon will describe and present the main concepts of his future vision to use continuous monitoring of health status to improve remote care through AI-Human interactions.


View the programme 01 July 2020

Welcome and Introduction

Dr Loy Lobo, Chair, President of the RSM Digital Health Council

Improving remote care by monitoring speech

Dr Yoram Levanon, Chief Scientific Officer, Beyond Verbal Communications Ltd

Question and answer session
Close of meeting



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.