The Next Disruptive Technologies: New Ways to Treat Old Diseases
May 27, 2015
This lecture offers a survey of the brilliant new breakthroughs in treatments for heart defects and their implications for medical practice more generally: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-next-disruptive-technologies-new-ways-to-treat-old-diseases
Advances in prenatal diagnosis, fetal intervention and methods of imaging and functional assessment will be presented. The possibilities of gene therapy, regenerative medicine and stem-cell based tissue construction will be described, as well as the opportunities for monitoring patients directly by remote technology. This might minimize the need for direct doctor:patient contact, further reducing cost, but it does present the problem of ever-increasing volumes of data to manage.
What affects are these changes having today, and how might they affect the future of medical services in this country and beyond? The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-next-disruptive-technologies-new-ways-to-treat-old-diseases Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,800 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege