Sessions VI & VII
in Future Medicine
PROFESSOR OF CLINICAL & METABOLIC EPIDEMIOLOGY
@ UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
How Do We Generate the Evidence of Clinical Utility Needed for Clinical Implementation?
Thorkild I.A. Sørensen became MD in 1971, specialized in internal medicine and liver diseases, was chief physician until 1989, and since engaged in research as professor of clinical epidemiology, and since 2011 also professor in metabolic epidemiology at University of Copenhagen, director of Institute of Preventive Medicine since 1993. Key interests are various aspects of obesity epidemiology, genetic and environmental causes, psychosocial and somatic consequences, life course development, epidemic occurrence, and more lately development of an obesity theory.
LUNG FUNCTION UNIT DIRECTOR
@ HOSPITAL CLINIC DE BARCELONA
Underlying Mechanisms of Co-morbidity Clustering in Highly Prevalent Chronic Conditions:
COPD as a typical case
Josep Roca is Director of the Lung Function Unit at the Hospital Clinic (Barcelona), Professor of Medicine at the University of Barcelona, Coordinator of a Master in Respiratory Medicine, Coordinator of BioHealth Computing Erasmus Mundus in Barcelona, and ex-president of the European Respiratory Society. He is leading the deployment of the ICT program on chronic patient management at the Hospital Clínic. Author of more than 200 original articles in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters and revisions, editor of three books. He is currently leading a multidisciplinary team working on research and development projects addressing different aspects of chronic diseases. Coordinator of the NEXES project (CIP-ICT-PSP-2007-225025), aiming to validate and promote adoption of innovative services for chronic patients supported by information and communication technologies (ICT), and scientific coordinator of SYNERGY (VPH,FP7-ICT-2009-270086), and member of the VPH NoE Advisory Board.
RESEARCH DIRECTOR, HEALTH LAW INSTITUTE
@ UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
Policy/Public Health Challenges
Timothy Caulfield is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy and a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. He has been the Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta since 1993. Over the past several years he has been involved in a variety of interdisciplinary research endeavours that have allowed him to publish over 250 articles and book chapters. He is a Fellow of the Trudeau Foundation, a Health Senior Scholar with the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research and the Principal Investigator for a number of large interdisciplinary projects that explore the ethical, legal and health policy issues associated with a range of topics, including stem cell research, genetics, patient safety, the prevention of chronic disease, obesity policy, the commercialization of research, complementary and alternative medicine and access to health care. Professor Caulfield is and has been involved with a number of national and international policy and research ethics committees, including: Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee; Genome Canada’s Science Advisory Committee; the Ethics and Public Policy Committee for International Society for Stem Cell Research; and the Federal Panel on Research Ethics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He writes frequently for the popular press on a range of health and science policy issues and is the author of The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness (Penguin 2012).
PROFESSOR & HEAD OF THE DEPT. OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
@ THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CHICAGO
Creating the preventative medicine healthcare system to combat chronic disease
Dr. Arena’s primary research, service and teaching experiences are in the areas of cardiopulmonary physical therapy and exercise science. He is a fellow and active member of the American Heart Association, American College of Sports Medicine and American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Dr. Arena studies the clinical value of exercise testing and training in patients diagnosed with cardiopulmonary disease/dysfunction. Current research projects include development of an international aerobic capacity registry, the prognostic and diagnostic value of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in heart failure, clinical outcomes associated with cardiac rehabilitation, and the impact of pharmacologic and exercise interventions on aerobic exercise performance in heart failure patients.