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Abstracting and Synthesising Human Nature

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Keynote & Discussion
english language

An enormous amount of data on everyday life sheds light on our behaviour. Genetic codes decipher the biological determinants of our lives. Brain research illustrates the functional processes of human thinking. How do we want to deal with such extensive information? Which approach is responsible and ethical without limiting the potential of the opportunities at hand?

Head, Department of Human Genetics, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen; Head, Department of Clinical Genetics MUMC+, Maastricht
Head, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Co-Director, Human Brain Project, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Université de Lausanne
Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA
EU Health Policy Expert, Nick Fahy Consulting Ltd., Oxford

Ph.D. Han BRUNNER

Head, Department of Human Genetics, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen; Head, Department of Clinical Genetics MUMC+, Maastricht

Staff member, Department of Human Genetics (Section Clinical Genetics), Nijmegen Medical Centre, Radboud University Ph.D. Thesis (title: Genetic Studies in Myotonic Dystrophy)
1988
1993

Richard FRACKOWIAK

Head, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Co-Director, Human Brain Project, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Université de Lausanne

Directeur, DEC - Departement des sciences cognitives, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris Vice-Provost, UCL - University College London Dean & Director, UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London
2005-2009
2002-2009
1998-2002

John QUACKENBUSH

Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA

Staff Scientist, Stanford Human Genome Center, Palo Alto, CA Investigator, The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, MD Professor, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA Professor, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA Founder and CEO, GenoSpace LLC, Cambridge, MA
1994-1997
1997-2005
since 2005
since 2005
since 2011

BA B.Sc. Nick FAHY

EU Health Policy Expert, Nick Fahy Consulting Ltd., Oxford

European fast stream administrator, Department of Health, London Ministerial Private Secretary, Department of Health, London Detached National Expert on Social Protection and Social Inclusion, European Commission, Brussels Consumer Protection Administrator, European Commission, Brussels Deputy Head of the Health Strategy Unit/Health Taskforce, European Commission, Brussels Head of the Health Information Unit, European Commission, Luxembourg
1994-1996
1996-1997
1998-2000
2000-2002
2002-2007
2007-2010

Health Symposium

show timetable

17.08.2014

18:00 - 21:00 Reception Social

18.08.2014

07:00 - 07:15 Opening Plenary
07:15 - 10:00 Abstracting and Synthesising Human Nature Plenary
10:00 - 10:15 Introduction to the Breakout Sessions Plenary
11:00 - 12:00 Debate: Abstracting and Synthesising Human Nature Plenary
11:45 - 12:00 Eleven Questions for the Future of the Austrian Health Care System Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 01: Using Big Data to Create a Citizen-Oriented Healthcare System by 2025? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 02: Big Data – Self-Determined Individual Health Behaviour or Skilful Manipulation? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 03: Is Data Protection an Obstacle to the Further Development of Our Healthcare System? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 04: Predictive Genetics – The Right to Know or Not to Know? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 05: Genes Are Unfair – Who Has to Suffer the Consequences? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 06: The Individual Genome – Fate, Opportunity or Obligation? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 07: Doping for the Brain – Individual Freedom or Social Responsibility? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 08: The Findings of Brain Research – A Blessing or a Curse? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 09: Neurosciences and Brain Research – What Do We Make of New Findings? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 10: Health Promotion – Easier Said than Done. What Can Health Promotion Contribute to Public Health by 2025? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 11: Reorienting Health Services – From Cure to Prevention Breakout
14:30 - 15:15 Consolidation and Evaluation of the Future Scenarios Breakout
16:00 - 19:00 Reception on the Hill Social
19:30 - 20:30 Theatre Performance: Free Association Culture

19.08.2014

02:30 - 06:00 Sunrise Hike with Peter Habeler to Gratlspitz Social
07:00 - 08:45 Future Scenarios for the Austrian Healthcare System 2025 Plenary
09:15 - 11:00 Modernising Communication in Primary Healthcare Plenary
11:15 - 12:45 Health Talk – Nutrition 2.0 Social
13:30 - 15:00 Partner Session 03: How much Evidence-Based Medicine is Appropriate? – The Example of Austria Partner
13:30 - 15:00 Partner Session 02: Tyroleans are Healthier. But Why? Partner
13:30 - 17:00 Partner Session 04: Can Chemical Leasing Improve Hygiene Management in Healthcare? Partner
13:30 - 15:00 Partner Session 01: Healthy Choices – Promoting Healthy Behaviour Partner
15:30 - 17:00 Partner Session 05: Cross-Border Healthcare in Practice – Patients’ Rights in the EU Partner
17:00 - 18:30 Vienna Lectures: “Brainier, Better, More Beautiful… – Can Humans Be Optimised?” Culture