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Health Symposium

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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

15:30 - 16:15 Opening Plenary
16:15 - 17:30 The Best for the Individual – the Essentials for All Plenary
17:30 - 18:00 Meet the Speaker: Leroy Hood and Calum MacKellar Plenary
17:30 - 18:00 Meet the Speaker: Heather Dewey-Hagborg Plenary
18:00 - 20:00 Reception Social

22.08.2016

07:00 - 08:30 Old and New Myths in Medicine Plenary
08:45 - 10:00 Redefining Competences in an “Enlightened” Healthcare System Plenary
10:00 - 10:30 Introduction to the Themes of the Breakout Sessions Plenary
12:00 - 12:15 Digital Pioneers in the Health Sector Breakout
12:15 - 15:00 Breakout Session 01: Dexhelpp – Decision Support for Health Policy and Planning Breakout
12:15 - 15:00 Breakout Session 02: Active@Home – Playful Training for People With Dementia Breakout
12:15 - 15:00 Breakout Session 03: Ipso-Ecare – a Human-Powered Empathy Engine at Scale Breakout
12:15 - 15:00 Breakout Session 04: healthbank – A Citizen-Owned Health Data Transaction Platform Breakout
12:15 - 15:00 Breakout Session 05: GivMed – Help Others Using Your Smartphone: Medicine Donations Redefined Breakout
12:15 - 15:00 Breakout Session 06: MyMind – Leveraging Technology to Innovate the Landscape of Mental Health Care Breakout
12:15 - 15:00 Breakout Session 07: AnneEli – Multilingual Digital Assistance for a Healthy Pregnancy Breakout
12:15 - 15:00 Breakout Session 08: xMEDx – Online Consultancy from Physicians Breakout
12:15 - 15:00 Breakout Session 09: Be My Eyes – Connecting the Visually Impaired with Seeing People Breakout
12:15 - 15:00 Breakout Session 10: Video Interpreting in the Health Sector Breakout
12:15 - 15:00 Breakout Session 11: dacadoo – Health and Lifestyle Coordinator Breakout
15:00 - 18:00 Reception on the Hill Social

23.08.2016

02:30 - 06:00 Sunrise Hike with Peter Habeler to Gratlspitz Social
07:00 - 08:45 Digitised Medicine: Can More Data Improve Healing? Plenary
09:15 - 11:00 Electronic Patient Data in Clinical Routine Plenary
11:15 - 13:00 Health Talk: Nutrition, Health & Co – a Mouseclick Away? Social
13:30 - 15:00 Partner Session 05: Generation G Partner
13:30 - 17:00 Partner Session 02: Connected Health Care – the Future of Patient Management Partner
13:30 - 17:00 Partner Session 03: Diabesity – Individualised Medicine Versus Macro Environment Partner
13:30 - 15:00 Partner Session 04: The Best Health Care System in the World. Myth or Fact? Partner
13:30 - 16:00 Partner Session 01: Vaccination in Austria – Status Quo and Quo Vadis Partner
15:30 - 17:00 Partner Session 06: World Café on Possible Benefits of the Implementation of ELGA in Austria Partner
15:30 - 17:00 Partner Session 07: Health and Migration Partner
15:30 - 17:00 Partner Session 08: The Helping Hands – Changing Roles of Professionals in a Modern Health System Partner

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