Future of MedTech, Digital Health Care - keynote speaker for Apax Partners - fund management - SLIDES

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Dr Patrick Dixon: Futurist Keynote Speaker - Latest Futurist Keynote Speaker Slides - FUTURE

Future of health care, medtech, biotech, nanotech, infotech. Wearable devices etc. Health care trends in emerging markets and impact of global migration to megacities. Health care and ageing, improvements in life expectancy - truth about life expectancy forecasts. Future of pharma and patents. Where new pharma blockbusters will come from. Shift from health care and treating disease to wellness, health promotion and prevention of illness; further shift to enhancing performance - memory; physical power and so on. Future of organ repair and stem cell organ regeneration of spinal cord, brain, heart and retina. New strategies to treat and manage diabetes using combination of stem cells, 24 hour remote monitoring of blood sugar levels, and mechanical devices implanted to release insulin. Lessons from non-ageing mammals; impact of the genome project and Big Data to allow genetic prophecy. How to avoid 400,000 deaths a year in America caused by physician error. Future of next-generation medical imaging, 3D operating theatre cameras, robotics, artificial intelligence. Impact of endoscopy and micro-surgery on hospital bed occupancy. Growth of community care to prevent hospital admissions and accelerate discharge home. Impact of wearable devices on community health care. And finally, ethical issues re access to health care in world where 1% own 50% of the wealth.

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