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04: Gene therapy – intervention in nature or future hope

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
German and English language

For 20 years scientists have been working on gene therapies. Some new compounds for rare diseases have been approved. The application of these new technologies is inspiring much hope! However, many questions remain. What further potential do these applications contain? Which diseases will be cured? Is this personalized medicine? Who will bear the development costs and how expensive will such costs be? Which national health systems can afford these high-price compounds? What are the regulatory topics that should be discussed? Finally, we will take a look at the ethical questions surrounding these developments.

Speakers

Member of the Provincial Government of Lower Austria for Economic Affairs, Tourism, Technology and Sports, St. Pölten Introduction
Professor, Moral Theology specializing in Medical Ethics, Department Systematic Theology, University of Vienna
President and CEO, Medley Genomics, Providence, RI
Head, Research Gene Therapy EU, Shire Austria GmbH, Orth an der Donau
German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Services, Bonn (tbc)
Head of Department, Company and Technology, ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria, St. Pölten Chair
Assistant to the Department and Project Manager, Company and Technology, ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria, St. Pölten Coordination

Dr.in Petra BOHUSLAV

Member of the Provincial Government of Lower Austria for Economic Affairs, Tourism, Technology and Sports, St. Pölten

1991 Economic sciences (tourism, human resource management), WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
1991-1994 Marketing manager, Railtours Austria
1995 Head of Marketing and Sales Department, Rogner-Thermen Blumau, Stegersbach
1996-2001 Chief Executive Officer, Archäologiepark Carnuntum Ltd.
2001-2004 Chief Executive Officer, Congress Casino Baden
2004-2008 Minister for Labour, Social Affairs, Sports, Culture, Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten
2008-2009 Minister for Youth, Education and Sports, Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten
since 2009 Minister for Economic Affairs, Tourism, Technology and Sports, Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten

Dr. med Dr. theol. Mag. pharm. Matthias BECK

Professor, Moral Theology specializing in Medical Ethics, Department Systematic Theology, University of Vienna

  Abschluss: Staatsexamen, Approbation 14.1.1982
1976-1981 Studium der Pharmazie, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster
  Abschluss: Staatsexamen, Approbation 18.5.1987
1980-1987 Studium der Humanmedizin, WWU Münster und LMU München
 Feb. 1988 Promotion zum Dr.med. in der Dermatologie, WWU Münster
  Thema: Kreuzreaktives Verhalten von Birken-, Erlen- und
  Haselnusspollenallergenen einerseits und Apfelallergenen andererseits.
1985-1985 Studienaufenthalt am Medical College in Srinagar/Indien
  Abschluss: Bakkalaureat 28.7.1989
1987-1989 Philosophie, Hochschule für Philosophie S.J. München
  Abschluss: Diplom 30.7.1993
1990-1993 Theologie, (röm.-kath.) LMU München
  Medizin und einer philosophisch-theologischen Anthropologie sowie deren Folgen für eine
  Krankheitsinterpretation
1994-1998 Promotionsarbeit in Theologie zum Thema: Das Leib-Seele-Problem in der psychosomatischen
  Titel der Arbeit: Seele und Kranksein. Krankheit im Spannungsfeld zwischen psychosomatischer Medizin und
  theologischer Anthropologie.
1999 Promotion zum Dr. theol.
  Thema: Mensch-Tier-Wesen und andere alternative Quellen für pluripotente Stammzellen
 seit 03/2007 Außerordentlicher Universitäts-Professor für Moraltheologie/Schwerpunkt Medizinethik
 
 Arbeitsschwerpunkte
 Aktuelle medizinethische Fragen: Embryonenforschung, Klonen, Stammzellforschung, ethische Fragen in der Genetik, Gentherapie, Pränataldiagnostik, Präimplantationsdiagnostik, Biopatente, Euthanasie, aktive, passive Sterbehilfe, Wahrheit am Krankenbett etc.
 Interdisziplinäre Fragen in der Medizin, Psychologie, Philosophie und Theologie
 Existentialethik
2007 Habilitation im Fach Moraltheologie mit Schwerpunkt Medizinethik an der Universität Wien

Ph.D. Patrice MILOS

President and CEO, Medley Genomics, Providence, RI

1980-1984 Ph.D., Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY
1984-1987 Post-Doctoral Fellow, The Biological Laboratories, Harvard University, MA
1987-1990 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Brown University, RI
1993-2007 Executive Director, Global Research & Development, Pfizer Inc., NY
1993-2007 Executive Director, Translational and Molecular Medicine, Pfizer Inc., NY
2007-2011 Senior Vice President; CSO, Helicos BioSciences, MA
2011-2013 Site Head, Centers for Therapeutic Innovation, Pfizer Inc., NY
2013-2016 President; CEO, Claritas Genomics, MA
since 2015 Scientific Advisory and Consulting, SeqLL - ULTRAPLACAD - Baby's First Test
since 2016 Co-Founder/President and CEO, Medley Genomics, RI

Dipl.-Ing. Claus ZEPPELZAUER

Head of Department, Company and Technology, ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria, St. Pölten

 Studium der Lebensmittel- und Biotechnologie, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
1998-2000 Brauereileiter, Braumeister und stellvertretender Geschäftsführer, 1. Wiener Gasthofbrauerei
2000-2001 Senior Consultant, Czipin & Proudfoot, früher Czipin & Partner, Internationale Produktivitätsberatung
2001-2003 Leiter, Abteilung Research & Development, Melbrosin International GmbH & Co KG
2003-2004 Gründer und Inhaber, Life Science Project Management, Unternehmensberatung für externe Projektleitung von interdisziplinären F&E - Projekten
seit 2004 Technopolmanager, Tulln, ecoplus. Niederösterreichs Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH
seit 2006 Geschäftsfeldleiter, Technopole, ecoplus. Niederösterreichs Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH
  Verantwortlich für die Geschäftsfelder Cluster Niederösterreich, Internationalisierung und Technopole
seit 2007 Bereichsleiter, Unternehmen & Technologie, ecoplus. Niederösterreichs Wirtschaftsagentur

MBA Karin HERZOG

Assistant to the Department and Project Manager, Company and Technology, ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria, St. Pölten

1983-1988 Commerical education
1988-1990 Studies, textile chemistry, Vienna
1990-1991 Laboratory technician, textile chemistry, EYBL, Krems
1991-1992 Export manager, Plant engineering-Business, Norbert Schaller GmbH, Vienna
1993-2008 Assistant, general plant and production management, ARDEX Loosdorf
2010-2013 Postgraduate studies, Event Management (in-service training)
since 2008 Assistant; Division Head, Company & Technology; project manager, Interreg Europe Projects, Technopole Lower Austria and technology events, ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria, St. Pölten

Technology Symposium

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23.08.2018

11:00 - 12:00Open doors: #ART TEC: Interfaces between art, technology and scienceCulture
12:00 - 13:00Start of exhibition TEC-Xperience RoomPartner
13:00 - 13:10Welcome and openingPlenary
13:10 - 14:20RTI TalkPlenary
14:20 - 15:40Precision medicine - medicine's solution to diversity?Plenary
16:00 - 17:30Nutrition sciencePlenary
20:15 - 21:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria & Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
21:15 - 23:00Die Presse Career lounge for students and young professionalsPlenary
21:30 - 23:00Evening ReceptionSocial

24.08.2018

08:30 - 09:00TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order - 24 hours nonstopPlenary
09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach - Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children's University Alpbach - Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
09:15 - 10:30Seattle never sleeps: a young, booming innovation hub as this year’s guest at the Technology SymposiumPlenary
10:45 - 12:15Our digital future - how human will it be?Plenary
12:30 - 13:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 01: The contest for key technologies - Europe's potentials?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 02: Digitization and diversity - an opportunity for business locationsBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 03: Inequality and resilience in the digital economyBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 04: Gene therapy - intervention in nature or future hopeBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 05: Next-generation batteries: European leading-edge technology to leverage electromobilityBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 06: EU NIS directive and NIS act - what now?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 07: Industrial energy revolution: resilience through innovation?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 08: Digital literacy for allBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 09: Consequences of digital monocultures on societiesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 10: Future disruptive technologies: challenges for modern societiesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 11: Digital life in a physical world: rethinking digitizationBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 12: The renewability of societal resourcesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 13: Resilience - how societies can cope with crisesBreakout
18:30 - 19:30Global talk: #MakeInIndia - India on the fast track?Plenary

25.08.2018

09:00 - 10:30Cyborgs - when technology gets under your skinPlenary
10:50 - 12:00Resilience - digitisation and electronic mediaPlenary
12:15 - 13:00The physics of everyday thingsPlenary
13:00 - 14:00Snack ReceptionSocial