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09: Neurosciences and Brain Research – What Do We Make of New Findings?

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Hotel Alphof
Breakout / Working Group
german language

Rapid progress in functional brain research has made it possible to explain and document how individuals think, feel and behave. The potential influence this kind of information can have is immense, not only on a personal level, but also on society as a whole. Insights into thinking processes and behavioural patterns allow for a promotion of constructive behaviours, but also for manipulation in the fields of medicine, psychology and politics. Findings are already available – but how can they be used in a socially, ethically and politically responsible way?

Vice President, European Forum Alpbach; Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Vienna

Dr. Ursula SCHMIDT-ERFURTH

Vice President, European Forum Alpbach; Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Vienna

Medical School, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich Doctoral thesis, University Eye Hospital, Munich Internal rotation in Ophthalmic Pathology Howe Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA Research Fellow, Institute of Immunology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich Resident in Ophthalmology, University Eye Hospital, Munich Research Fellow in Photomedicine, Wellman Laboratories, Mass. General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Research Fellow in Ophthalmology, Retina-Department, Massachusetts Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Clinical Fellow in Medical Retina, University Eye Hospital, Medical University of Lübeck Research Associate, Medical Laser Center, University of Lübeck, Germany Instructor in Ophthalmology, University Eye Hospital Lübeck Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology, University Eye Hospital Lübeck Professor in Ophthalmology Appointment at the University of Vienna, Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology Visiting Professorship: Mc Gill University / Montreal / Canada Lecturer, ESASO - European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology, Lugano Lecturer, PhD-Program at CeMM, Center for Molecular Medicine, Academy of Sciences, Vienna
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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