Pathways for the Medicine of the Future: Who Will Treat People in 30 Years’ Time?

24 May , 09:00–10:15
The Global Economy in an Era of Change
Panel Session
Pavilion G, Conference Hall G4
In partnership with GE

Modern medicine is undergoing dramatic changes with discoveries in genomics, new bio- and nanotechnologies, and artificial intelligence fundamentally changing the methods for diagnosing and treating human diseases. It is expected that doctors will learn to predict epidemiological trends in entire countries as well as at the individual level. Moreover, new techniques for predicting and preventing diseases, and for fighting hereditary diseases by reprogramming the genome and growing new human organs are being developed. How can these discoveries be delivered to the masses and what kind of healthcare system can we expect in 30 years? Who will treat patients: computers or people? What is happening behind closed doors of scientific laboratories? What diseases will mankind conquer, and what new threats will it face? What will be the life expectancy of humans? Who in the country will be responsible for developing medicine in the future? What is the composition of the global market in the medical industry today, and what role can Russia play in the future?

Evelina Zakamskaya, Editor-in-Chief, Doctor Channel; Anchor, Russia 24

Sergey Bagnenko, Rector, First Pavlov St. Petersburg State Medical University
Yang Baofeng, Chairman, The Secretariat of the Association of Sino-Russian Medical Universities; President, Harbin Medical University
Wei Wang, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Edith Cowan University (ECU)
Olga Golubnitschaja, Secretary-General, European Association for Predictive, Preventive Personalised Medicine (EPMA)
Vincenzo Costigliola, President, European Medical Association (EMA)
Kurt Krapfenbauer, Project Leader, Biomarker Transfer Department, Medical University of Vienna
Mikhail Paltsev, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Director, Academic Research Center, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Pushkar, Chief Urologist, Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation; Head of the Department of Urology, Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry named after A.I. Evdokimov
Dietmar Seifriedsberger, Vice President, GE Healthcare Digital Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS
Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Josef Flammer, Chair of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Basel
Russell Andrews, Medical Advisor for Neurosurgery Applications, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); Neurosurgeon, El Camino Hospital (Los Gatos)