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Science Summit at UNGA77

26th September 2022 @ 15:00 18:00

Science Summit at UNGA77

We are looking forward to Brian O’Connor’s speaking slot at the Science Summit September 26th, 9am EDT. The summit will take place at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77).

ISC organises the 8th edition of the UNGA77 Science Summit around the 77th United Nations General Assembly (SSUNGA77) on 13-30 September 2022. This is a hybrid event with some sessions being held in New York and others online.

The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of this conference. The objective is to develop and launch science collaboration to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local203o.


Monday, September 26 • 9:00am – 12:00pm
(REF 26167) The Digital Transition for Healthcare – Stay Left, Shift Left – 10X – A paradigm, policy, platform and prescription for wellness and better health – Convened by Health Services Executive Agency, Ireland and Blackrock Health, Ireland.

The broad adoption of Digital Health as a paradigm, platform and policy will be fundamentally important to the achievement of SDG #3; Ensure Healthy Lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages.

Introduction – Why?
All around the world, healthcare systems are facing increasing pressures and demands. Well-developed countries are facing epidemics such as Diabetes or Obesity, while developing countries struggle to leverage diagnostics and access to medicines. All health systems have struggled to cope with the Covid 19 pandemic, but there has been a benefit in that many health systems turned to digital solutions to cope. Despite the progress, many countries have runaway health budgets with rates of growth which are unsustainable. Arguably Digital is the best Medicine for our sick healthcare system. Leading physicians such as Erik Topol and Robert Wachter have written about the creative destruction of medicine and digital doctors, respectively but how do we make the digital transition of healthcare as quickly and sustainably as possible? Michael Porter and Elizabeth Teisberg have long advocated for redefining healthcare using value-based competition. In this context a new paradigm is emerging, Open Innovation 2.0 which helps enable the structural transformation of an Industry through digital technologies and trust-based co-opetition.

In the past, the arrival of a single disruptive technology such as railways or the internal combustion engine drove dramatic societal change and benefit. Today we are at a unique point in history where we have multiple digital disruptive technologies all showing up at the same time. Technologies such as Cloud Computing, Mobile and Social, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things create opportunities to transform healthcare radically. According to the OECD Healthcare is a decade behind other industries in digitalizing https://www.oecd.org/health/health-in-the-21st-century-e3b23f8e-en.htm but the time is now to harness these digital technologies to help lengthen life expectancy and provide more effective and cost-efficient care. Covid 19 has been a big bang disruptor forcing the healthcare industry to adopt digital solutions – necessity is the mother of invention. Digital technology can be a democratizing force for achieving health equality with digital solutions enabling remote diagnostics, consultations and more effective medicines for all.

Registration is free of charge. You can register yourself and also other colleagues (up to 10 people).

After you have registered, you will receive two emails: one from Eventbrite with your ticket, and 15 min later, one from SCHED inviting you to create your username and password (these will be your  SCHED login details to access the conference each time).

Once you have your SCHED login details, you can select the session(s) you would like to attend and be able to see the ZOOM link to join your selected sessions.

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