MONTRÉAL, Nov. 13, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - One year after the opening of the CHUM and five years after the opening of its research centre, the CHUM's teams have focused their efforts on health innovation with the launch of Innove-Action 2018.
"Beyond the state-of-the-art buildings, the role of a university hospital such as the CHUM is to create an environment conducive to innovation, and to prepare the ground for the integration of both continuous and disruptive innovations, such as artificial intelligence," asserts Dr. Fabrice Brunet, President and CEO. Innove-Action becomes a flagship initiative of the CHUM, which will continue its mission with other thematic activities throughout the year.
From November 13 to 15, some 40 interactive and diversified activities will take place mainly at the CRCHUM, such as scientific lectures, B2B meetings, round tables and satellite symposiums. These activities will highlight the most recent discoveries in healthcare, research, teaching and management for the benefit of patients, as well as the contribution of artificial intelligence to health, both now and in the future.
More than a thousand researchers, students, health professionals, decision-makers and patients will participate in this major event, which aims to reach both the scientific community and the general public. Media representatives are invited to cover or attend the activities in order to target news topics that illustrate the latest health innovations.
Highlights of the program:
DAY 1—November 13:
Meet the new director of the Bureau de l'innovation en santé et en services sociaux, Paul L'Archevêque: How can innovation be managed to better integrate it into the health network? Illustration, with some examples of accomplishments to date.
A behind-the-scenes peek at our smart buildings: From automated services areas on the care units to mechanical rooms, with a detour along the routes of automated guided vehicles (AGVs).
Attend scientific lectures: How artificial intelligence can speed up diagnoses and response to treatment; for example, the new deep learning method that detects and delimits tumours in medical imaging.
Discuss ethical issues regarding artificial intelligence in health: What values and rules should guide how it is applied? Moderator: Sophie-Andrée Blondin, Radio Canada.
Talking with youth from 15 to 17: What will healthcare look like in 2050?
DAY 2—November 14:
Learn more about the CHUM's vision and leadership role in terms of innovation to meet the public's needs and to cure disease, with Dr. Brunet, CHUM CEO.
Participate in the launching of the first French-language school devoted to the applications of artificial intelligence in the health field.
Follow the trajectory of a patient to discover the CHUM's innovations: From the check-in kiosk to the patient's bedside, where the entire organization of work has been rethought.
DAY 3—October 15:
Reflect on the human role in the practice of medicine tomorrow and the new patient-physician relationship, with professor Axel Khan, honorary president of the Université Paris-Descartes.
Attend a symposium on an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to oncology: Pushing the limits of immunotherapy and targeted treatment.
Explore telehealth solutions to better serve the network: Can patient-partners play a role in driving telehealth even further?
Discuss connected things and personalized medicine: Tracking one's diabetes or heart condition with a smart watch: what is the impact on the patient and the doctor? Moderator: Luc Sirois, Executive Director, Prompt.
Innove-Action was made possible through the support of numerous partners:
Minogue Medical Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada
About the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
The Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal is an innovative hospital devoted to serving patients. It provides the highest quality specialized and ultraspecialized care to patients and the general public all over Québec. Through its unique expertise and innovations, its aim is to improve the health of the adult and aging population. As a university hospital affiliated with the Université de Montréal, the CHUM is dedicated to care, research, teaching, health promotion, and the assessment of technology and health intervention methods. Since the fall of 2017, patients and their families have been able to enjoy a renewed hospital experience at the CHUM's new facilities. chumontreal.qc.ca
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