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

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Hotel Alphof
Breakout / Working Group
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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?

Nursing and Patient Advocate, Vienna

Dr.in phil. Sigrid PILZ

Nursing and Patient Advocate, Vienna

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

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