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Health Symposium

Medicine - Between Old Myths and New Possibilities

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Today, digitally connected medicine encounters the transparent individual. The ability to understand both genetic as well as digital language opens radical new perspectives on healthcare. The consequences, opportunities and risks to be found in this development are at the centre of the Alpbach Health Symposium 2016. In the health sector, Enlightenment implies the dissolution of outmoded "myths" and a reorientation towards often unusual, complex facts. New medical methodologies and goals change established responsibilities and require fundamental structural reforms of the healthcare system.

Big Data makes new knowledge available; the handling of personal data is, however, a highly sensitive issue. What new tools are emerging as bits and bytes merge with DNA and proteins? What response is needed by the health care system in order to integrate new digital forces into its training and practice? Which success stories offer perspectives on the connected world of the healthcare of tomorrow?

Conclusions of the “Digital Pioneers” sessions from August 22, 2016 as PDF

Health Symposium

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21.08.2016

17:30 - 18:15OpeningPlenary
18:15 - 19:30The Best for the Individual - the Essentials for AllPlenary
19:30 - 20:00Meet the Speaker: Heather Dewey-HagborgPlenary
19:30 - 20:00Meet the Speaker: Leroy Hood and Calum MacKellarPlenary
20:00 - 22:00ReceptionSocial

22.08.2016

09:00 - 10:30Old and New Myths in MedicinePlenary
10:45 - 12:00Redefining Competences in an "Enlightened" Healthcare SystemPlenary
12:00 - 12:30Introduction to the Themes of the Breakout SessionsPlenary
14:00 - 14:15Digital Pioneers in the Health SectorBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 01: Dexhelpp - Decision Support for Health Policy and PlanningBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 02: Active@Home - Playful Training for People With DementiaBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 03: Ipso-Ecare - a Human-Powered Empathy Engine at ScaleBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 04: healthbank - A Citizen-Owned Health Data Transaction PlatformBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 05: GivMed - Help Others Using Your Smartphone: Medicine Donations RedefinedBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 06: MyMind - Leveraging Technology to Innovate the Landscape of Mental Health CareBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 07: AnneEli - Multilingual Digital Assistance for a Healthy PregnancyBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 08: xMEDx - Online Consultancy from PhysiciansBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 09: Be My Eyes - Connecting the Visually Impaired with Seeing PeopleBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 10: Video Interpreting in the Health SectorBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 11: dacadoo - Health and Lifestyle CoordinatorBreakout
17:00 - 20:00Reception on the HillSocial

23.08.2016

04:30 - 08:00Sunrise Hike with Peter Habeler to GratlspitzSocial
09:00 - 10:45Digitised Medicine: Can More Data Improve Healing?Plenary
11:15 - 13:00Electronic Patient Data in Clinical RoutinePlenary
13:15 - 15:00Health Talk: Nutrition, Health & Co - a Mouseclick Away?Social
15:30 - 18:00Partner Session 01: Vaccination in Austria - Status Quo and Quo VadisPartner
15:30 - 19:00Partner Session 02: Connected Health Care - the Future of Patient ManagementPartner
15:30 - 19:00Partner Session 03: Diabesity - Individualised Medicine Versus Macro EnvironmentPartner
15:30 - 17:00Partner Session 04: The Best Health Care System in the World. Myth or Fact?Partner
15:30 - 17:00Partner Session 05: Generation GPartner
17:30 - 19:00Partner Session 06: World Café on Possible Benefits of the Implementation of ELGA in AustriaPartner
17:30 - 19:00Partner Session 07: Health and MigrationPartner
17:30 - 19:00Partner Session 08: The Helping Hands - Changing Roles of Professionals in a Modern Health SystemPartner

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