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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? 

In the seminar the results of the funded research projects were presented and the impact that high level research has on healthcare and wellbeing was discussed. You can watch the presentations through the links below.

Learn more about the speakers and the funded research projects in the seminar publication:

https://aka.fi/globalassets/42julkaisut/phealth.pdf

Programme:

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

Opening words: Professor Riitta Maijala, Vice President for Research, Academy of Finland. Link to the video.

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

Professor Jan-Ingvar Jönsson, Chair; ICPerMed, Chair; NOS-M. Link to the presentation and the video.

Keynote: Towards Digital Precision Cancer Medicine. 

Academy Professor Kari Alitalo, iCAN – Digital Precision Cancer Medicine Platform, University of Helsinki. Link to the presentation and the video.

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. 
More information about the funded projects can be found here.

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. Link to the presentation and the video.

Innovation Funding for Personalised Health, Funding Opportunities and Strategy. 

Sampo Sammalisto, Programme Manager, Business Finland. Link to the presentation and the video.

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). Link to the video.

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