the future of Medicine
The Patient Experience
Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2003, 18:30-22:15
about the VIP
Reception (17:30-19:00), please visit the TicketCorner
Prins Bernhardplein 200, Amsterdam [next to Amstelstation]
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Part I: Keynotes
MD, MSS, Human Exploration Science Coordinator, European
can download his presentation 'Medicine for Mars' (PDF, 1,487KB)
Dr. Chris De Bruijn, European Institute of Molecular Medicine
can download his presentation 'My Genes, My Health' (ppt, 41KB)
Part II: Panel with Keynote Speakers and
Ronald F. Schreuder,
Director, Foundation STG/Health Management
Consultant, Achmea Healthcare,
Keijser, MD, Medical Director, dokterdokter.nl, Board
Member, Dutch Patient and Consumer Federation (NPCF)
and our Host Bernard
Vast, M.D. Healthcare ICT Specialist, 2Cure.
The panel is followed by an open discussion.
Angerer, European Space Agency: "A manned mission to
Mars is widely seen as the next step in human exploration. The technological
and scientific preparation for these future exploration missions (lasting
up to 1,000 days) is the mandate of ESA's new Aurora programme.
One preparatory step for the manned Mars mission is to simulate long
duration missions in isolated environments on Earth. This will be done
in the Concordia Antarctic station where adaptation to extreme environments,
altitude physiology, laboratory medicine, etc., will be studied. Telemedicine
and self-monitoring of health are key components of such an isolated
living environment. Concepts such as low invasiveness, speed, self-diagnosis
and ease-of-use of instrumentation are being studied.
These studies can contribute directly to solving problems of living
on Earth today in areas such as medical home monitoring, remote healthcare,
waste management, stress management and dealing with hazardous elements."
de Bruijn, European Institute of Molecular Medicine (EURIMM)
An outlook for the next ten years:
"The next decade will show significant changes in the way healthcare
is provided and financed in the industrialised world. The following
forces will drive these changes:
- Empowered patients will be impatient patients. Inevitably there
will be an empowered and more critical health consumer because they
will pay more for medical care.
- As a consequence of ICT developments, web-based e-health adaptability
will be essential for survival of all players in the healthcare business.
Small, flexible health organisations could win the race, because they
will adapt faster than large bureaucracies. Service and speed will be
keys for consumer satisfaction.
- Genomics will cause the shift from cure to prevention, pushing
us to "live up to our genes". Patients will know more about their
own genetic profiles, motivating them to concentrate on illness prevention.
New technologies will lead to more rational and standardised forms of
medicine, requiring health providers and consumers to adjust from traditional
The conference language
Nicolai featuring 'Some Lovely Girls'
is going to
perform during the reception from 18:30-19:30.
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