Risk and Health

  • April 8, 2017
  • 12:00 pm
  • Gardiner Museum

Will Technology Advances Save Us?

Medicine has successfully sequenced the entire human genome. So what?  Genome sequencing reveals our predisposition to inherited disease risk and enables identification of medications that are right for us individually. As innovation in healthcare marches us towards personalized medicine – chemotherapy  that targets your individual tumours rather than treatments with massive collateral damage, phone apps that enable you to monitor your insulin levels or heart health daily, 3D printing that will replace your diseased organs – Spur asks: can technology help us live to 120 years old and save medicare? And, as the Canadian parliament debates the issue of mandatory genetic testing for insurance purposes, where has privacy gone to die?

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With Dr Sacha Bhatia, Women’s College Hospital and Neil Fraser, CEO of Medtronics Canada and Acting Director of the Centre for Clinical Ethics Dr Michael Szego. Moderated by CBC’s Kelly Crowe.

Save $15 and join us for all three Gardiner events for just $30.

  • General admission: $15
  • Students (with valid ID): $5

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