Better, smarter, now: personalised health 19 November

16 Sep 2019

Seminar for the Academy Programme Personalised Health - From Genes to Society (pHealth)

Tuesday 19 November, 1 PM – 4 PM

Biomedicum, University of Helsinki

Personalised health is not a distant utopia: it’s already here. Why is personalised health an essential area of research and innovation? What are the newest research results in the field? And how should this cutting-edge research be put into use?

You are warmly invited to the seminar of the Academy Programme pHealth, where we present current programme results and discuss the impact high level research has on healthcare and wellbeing. 

As populations age, societies need to find more effective solutions for providing functional healthcare for everyone. Personalised treatment methods have already been in use in various fields of medicine with good results, the best-known example being the treatment of cancer. The seminar sheds light on how brand new research and already functional practises can be used in forging future strategies in the field of personalised health. The research results bring new knowledge to the treatment of for example celiac disease, diabetes and dyslexia.

Personalised health is a cross sectional theme in many research projects funded by the Academy of Finland also outside the thematic Academy Programme Personalised Health - From Genes to Society (pHealth). The seminar also serves as the annual seminar for the two Academy Programmes Health from Science (TERVA) and Health from Cohorts and Biobanks (COHORT).  

The seminar is open for all interested participants from research, business, administration and NGOs.

Preliminary programme:

1:00 PM Welcome. Opening words followed by two keynote speeches

Opening words: Professor Riitta Maijala, Vice President for Research, Academy of Finland. 

Keynote: Future directions for personalised health within the Nordics and Europe.

Professor Jan-Ingvar Jönsson, Chair; ICPerMed, Chair; NOS-M

Keynote: Towards Digital Precision Cancer Medicine. 

Academy Professor Kari Alitalo, iCAN – Digital Precision Cancer Medicine Platform, University of Helsinki.

1:45 PM Living posters and coffee

Not your typical research poster! Meet researchers from the nine research projects of the pHealth programme and get to know their main research results through living posters. 

2:30 PM Presentations and panel discussion

Finnish legislation and national investments in R&D and innovation. 

Dr Liisa-Maria Voipio-Pulkki, Director General, CMO, The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Innovation Funding for Personalised Health, Funding Opportunities and Strategy. 

Sampo Sammalisto, Programme Manager, Business Finland.

Panel discussion

In the panel Dr Voipio-Pulkki and professor Jönsson will be joined by research professor Markus Perola (THL) and professor Katri Kaukinen (University of Tampere). 

3:55 PM Closing words, networking continues

Please register at using the code PHEALTH by 10 November 2019. The seminar is free of charge.


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