PREVENÇÃO PRECISA

Jonas Almeida

In a society inundated with data, our biological individuality is never seen in isolation. The path from health to sickness creates digital trails that we would prefer to be as long and healthy as possible. Preventing disease and increasing longevity thus becomes a game created in the digital universe and only afterwards is it regarded as a science in which new whys and wherefores are discovered.

Jonas Almeida is a permanent researcher at the National Cancer Institute in the United States of America, where he also holds the position of chief data scientist for the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics. In this presentation, he explains the importance of data and information that arrive in real time, from the public health systems showing us the different trajectories from fitness to the pathology of cancer, and highlights the role played by artificial intelligence.

20 MAY 2020
WED 18:30

Main Auditorium
*Entrada gratuita
Duration 2h

*Free entry, subject to availability tickets available on the day from 15:00 at the ticket-office.

In Portuguese with simultaneous translation into English

Live streaming

Partnership

Fidelidade

PARCERIA

Fidelidade – Companhia de Seguros

PARCERIA CIENTÍFICA

Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST) e Nova SBE Health Economics and Management KC

CONSULTORES CIENTÍFICOS

Arlindo Oliveira (IST), Joaquim Sampaio Cabral (IST), Pedro Pita Barros (professor catedrático, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Presentation and bio Precise Prevention

Jonas Almeida

20 MAY, 18:30

 

In a society inundated with data, our biological individuality is never seen in isolation. The path from health to sickness, and back again, creates trails that we would prefer to be as long and healthy as possible. On this digitised road map, we therefore take decisions that we would like to think are suitably informed at each crossroads. Preventing disease and increasing longevity thus becomes a game created in the digital universe and only afterwards is it regarded as a science in which new whys and wherefores are discovered. In this presentation, we will explain the importance of data and information that arrive in real time from the public health systems, showing the different trajectories from fitness to the pathology of cancer and highlighting the role played by artificial intelligence. The precision of the path to longevity derives from a pact, which is not always acknowledged and is rarely discussed, between our privacy and the ubiquity of the web. It is there that the sources of data and the driving forces of artificial intelligence that mark out this path for us are to be found, increasingly in the public arena.

Jonas Almeida is a permanent researcher at the National Cancer Institute (NIH/NCI) in the United States of America, where he also holds the position of chief data scientist for the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG). Previously (2015-2018), he was a Professor of Biomedical Informatics, the director of the PhD course and the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of the medical centre of the University of Stony Brook (State University of New York, Long Island). He was a Professor in the Department of Pathology of the University of Alabama, in Birmingham (2011-2014), a Professor of Bioinformatics and Applied Mathematics at the MD Anderson Cancer Center of the University of Texas, in Houston (2006-2010), and a Professor of Biostatics and Bioinformatics at the University of South Carolina (2001-2005). He began his academic career as an assistant professor at Lisbon Nova University, where he took his PhD in 1995 in the section of Biochemical Engineering. His work includes 163 scientific publications and the regular organisation of hackatons of biomedical data.

Who wants to live forever? Longevidade: Regeneração, Precisão, Implicações Sociais

Research in regenerative medicine and genetics, the individualisation of healthcare and the accuracy of diagnoses takes us to the possibility of prolonging our lifetime. What knowledge and techniques are being applied? What transformations do they bring to the way in which we care for and protect our health? What economic and social implications may occur? What are the biological and ethical limits of this search for a perpetual life?

In this lecture cycle, we will be looking for answers to these and other questions and revealing the challenges that we face, in order to welcome the contribution of those people who are living for longer.

15 APR QUA

16:00 REGENERAÇÃO
18:30 O PAPEL DA MEDICINA REGENERATIVA NA LONGEVIDADE with Joaquim Sampaio Cabral

20 MAI QUA

16:00 PRECISÃO
18:30 PREVENÇÃO PRECISA with Jonas Almeida

3 JUN QUA

16:00 IMPLICAÇÕES SOCIAIS
18:30 ENVELHECIMENTO SAUDÁVEL: COMPORTAMENTOS SOCIAIS E AMBIENTAIS with Asghar Zaidi

 

PARTNERSHIP

Fidelidade - Companhia de Seguros
Culturgest

SCIENTIFIC PARTNERSHIP

Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST) e Nova SBE Health Economics and Management KC

SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANTS

Arlindo Oliveira (IST), Joaquim Sampaio Cabral (IST), Pedro Pita Barros (professor catedrático, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Ciclo Fidelidade - Culturgest

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