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Abstracting and Synthesising Human Nature

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Keynote & Discussion
in englischer Sprache

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 Chair

Ph.D. Han BRUNNER

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

1988 Staff member, Department of Human Genetics (Section Clinical Genetics), Nijmegen Medical Centre, Radboud University
1993 Ph.D. Thesis (title: Genetic Studies in Myotonic Dystrophy)
1998 Appointed as Full Professor of Human Genetics and Head of the Department of Human Genetics at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre

Richard FRACKOWIAK

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

2005-2009 Directeur, DEC - Departement des sciences cognitives, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris
2002-2009 Vice-Provost, UCL - University College London
1998-2002 Dean & Director, UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London
1994-2009 Foundation Professor of Cognitive Neurology, University College London

John QUACKENBUSH

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

1994-1997 Staff Scientist, Stanford Human Genome Center, Palo Alto, CA
1997-2005 Investigator, The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, MD
since 2005 Professor, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Professor, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
since 2011 Founder and CEO, GenoSpace LLC, Cambridge, MA
since 2013 Professor, Brigham and Women's Hospital,Boston, MA

BA B.Sc. Nick FAHY

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

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

Health Symposium

show timetable

17.08.2014

18:00 - 21:00ReceptionSocial

18.08.2014

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

19.08.2014

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