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06: The Individual Genome – Fate, Opportunity or Obligation?

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Hotel Alphof
Breakout / Working Group
german language

Genome analysis predicts future illness. Can these future patients still influence how their illness will develop? Although we still don t know what consequences this kind of information will have, they will need to have a heightened awareness of health issues. Is it fair to expect citizens themselves to assume this responsibility? Will predictive genetic diagnostics become the new social medicine, distinguishing advantaged from disadvantaged people? Do individuals have to accept their own genetic make-up as fate? Does the knowledge about our genetic make-up create new opportunities? Or will monitoring one’s own risk profile become a social responsibility? People are already sharing their genomes on the Internet – so who still has the right not to know?

Speakers

Nursing and Patient Advocate, Vienna Coordination

Dr.in phil. Sigrid PILZ

Nursing and Patient Advocate, Vienna

 Studium der Erziehungswissenschaften und Psychologie, Universität Innsbruck
1980-1985 Mitarbeiterin und Leiterin eines Jugendzentrums für benachteiligte Jugendliche, Innsbruck
1985-2012 Leiterin, Abteilung für Internationale Familien- und Jugendpolitik, Bundesministerium für Soziale Sicherheit und Generationen, Wien
seit 1985 Lektorin, Institut für Erziehungswissenschaften, Universität Innsbruck
2001-2012 Grüne Gesundheitspolitikerin, Wiener Landtag und Gemeinderat, Gesundheitssprecherin der Wiener Grünen, Initiatorin von zwei gemeinderätlichen Untersuchungskommissionen in Wien
seit 2012 Wiener Pflege-, Patientinnen- und Patientenanwältin

Health Symposium

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17.08.2014

20:00 - 23:00ReceptionSocial

18.08.2014

09:00 - 09:15OpeningPlenary
09:15 - 12:00Abstracting and Synthesising Human NaturePlenary
12:00 - 12:15Introduction to the Breakout SessionsPlenary
13:00 - 14:00Debate: Abstracting and Synthesising Human NaturePlenary
13:45 - 14:00Eleven Questions for the Future of the Austrian Health Care SystemBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: Using Big Data to Create a Citizen-Oriented Healthcare System by 2025?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: Big Data - Self-Determined Individual Health Behaviour or Skilful Manipulation?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Is Data Protection an Obstacle to the Further Development of Our Healthcare System?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: Predictive Genetics - The Right to Know or Not to Know?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Genes Are Unfair - Who Has to Suffer the Consequences?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: The Individual Genome - Fate, Opportunity or Obligation?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Doping for the Brain - Individual Freedom or Social Responsibility?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: The Findings of Brain Research - A Blessing or a Curse?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Neurosciences and Brain Research - What Do We Make of New Findings?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Health Promotion - Easier Said than Done. What Can Health Promotion Contribute to Public Health by 2025?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Reorienting Health Services - From Cure to PreventionBreakout
16:30 - 17:15Consolidation and Evaluation of the Future ScenariosBreakout
18:00 - 21:00Reception on the HillSocial
21:30 - 22:30Theatre Performance: Free AssociationCulture

19.08.2014

04:30 - 08:00Sunrise Hike with Peter Habeler to GratlspitzSocial
09:00 - 10:45Future Scenarios for the Austrian Healthcare System 2025Plenary
11:15 - 13:00Modernising Communication in Primary HealthcarePlenary
13:15 - 14:45Health Talk - Nutrition 2.0Social
15:30 - 17:00Partner Session 01: Healthy Choices - Promoting Healthy BehaviourPartner
15:30 - 17:00Partner Session 02: Tyroleans are Healthier. But Why?Partner
15:30 - 17:00Partner Session 03: How much Evidence-Based Medicine is Appropriate? - The Example of AustriaPartner
15:30 - 19:00Partner Session 04: Can Chemical Leasing Improve Hygiene Management in Healthcare?Partner
17:30 - 19:00Partner Session 05: Cross-Border Healthcare in Practice - Patients' Rights in the EUPartner
19:00 - 20:30Vienna Lectures: "Brainier, Better, More Beautiful... - Can Humans Be Optimised?"Culture