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Guardians of your health

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20 May 2019




21:00 (more or less) 

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Kassa 4

Ossenmarkt 21, 2000 Antwerpen






OK, yes we’re smart, but could machines be smarter, and would you trust them with your healthcare? How can we create better healthcare on a global level? Our researchers will show you how we’re all working together – humans and machines – to give you the best healthcare possible.

Smart computers: guardians of your health

Kris Laukens

University of Antwerp, Faculty of Sciences

An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure, as the old saying goes.  The future of healthcare is indeed preventive, personalised and digital. Artificial intelligence (AI) technology will soon take a key role in keeping you healthy. But what does this mean? We will start with a light introduction to the concepts of AI. We will then show with practical examples how digital technology is about to transform healthcare. We will also discuss its impact. Is this only positive or should we (or our doctor) also be worried?

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How to improve health care for all?

Josefien Van Olmen

Institute of Tropical Medicine

Many countries struggle to find the best way to help people manage their chronic diseases, therefore many patients receive suboptimal care, especially vulnerable groups in society.  In multi-country research, we can learn from best practices across the world, and develop solutions together. North learning from the south and vice versa. I will share with you the exciting and fun part of doing research across the globe, together with colleagues, patients, health workers and politicians. For better health, for better health care, for a better world.

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