Health & Technology
We are on a mission to improve life-long health for all
Mission and vision
Increased life span, socioeconomic inequalities, new demands arising with increasing data resources, and rapidly increasing healthcare costs challenge the sustainability of our healthcare system. Traditional approaches no longer suffice to address these challenges. Convergence of separated domains in science is therefore essential.
By joining forces, Erasmus MC, EUR and TU Delft are creating a stimulating and efficient cross-pollination between ideas, procedures, instruments and products. Convergence for Health & Technology provides unique opportunities to address the challenges faced by our healthcare system and to promote health and social participation for all.
health and disease
We want to understand the molecular basis of life and disease across the scales from molecule to patient
Improving health journeys
We will develop novel technology, including imaging technology, devices, and artificial intelligence tools, to facilitate new possibilities for prevention, diagnostics, cure and care.
Human-centred technology & AI for health
We will promote individual health, implement effective prevention strategies, early disease detection, and more personalised treatment from the earliest moments and throughout life.
Technology-supported transition in healthcare
We will contribute to the creation of a data-driven, resilient, inclusive, value-based & affordable healthcare system by deploying smart digital and enabling health technologies.
27/09/2021 16.00 – 17.30
Insights from an ethics-member of the research ethics board of the Erasmus MC
Before a research proposal reaches potential participants, many ethical decisions related to the research have been made on which the potential research participants have no influence. Only then potential participants make a decision about participation. I call those decisions, ‘gates’ in the research enterprise. These decisions concern 1) protective measures in legislation; 2) research design; 3) medical-ethical review; 4) recruitment by the professional; and 5) informed consent by the potential research participant.
Speaker: Dr. Krista Tromp, Dept. Medical Ethics, History and Philosophy of Medicine, Erasmus MC
Read more on Convergence Ethics here
27/09 – 12/10
Follow-up Theme events
At the start of the new academic year the four Health and Technology themes all organized matchmaking events to broaden the community of interested academics, engineers, health professionals and to help in preparing flagship proposals (deadline for pre proposals November 1st. A follow-up event per theme is now planned. Feel free to join these meetings with your ideas.
Yearly Health & Technology Event
More info to be announced soon
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