MEDICAL INNOVATION FOR THE FUTURE AND BEYOND: DEALING WITH PROBLEMS IN A CHANGING WORLD - A LECTURE TO THE STAFF AND STUDENTS OF MEDICAL COLLEGE, TRAKIA UNIVERSITY, STARA ZAGORA, BULGARIA, EUROPE, 18 OCTOBER 2019
Professor Dr Daniella E.C.C.O.H. Kingsley-Godwin
London Medical Academy of the International Association of Health Care Professionals (IAHCP), London, England, United Kingdom
Constant reforms and innovations have been occurring in medical practice and education internationally for the past decades. These have been as a result of advances in medical practice worldwide. In addition, patients have become more informed about their health, and these have resulted in increased in demands and expectations, thereby bringing about the changing roles of the doctors and healthcare workers in society. There are now needs for healthcare workers to be more involved in teaching and research, as well as in patient care. In addition, people are living longer in society with chronic diseases, and surviving for decades, due to advances in medicine and new technology. Likewise, people with genetic disorders are surviving more than before and life expectancy for people with different forms of cancers is improving over the past years. In this review, we will explore some medical innovations that are in being used to transform the ways we fight various diseases.
Medical research methods and techniques have been evolving significantly since the 20th Century into the 21st Century. From the era of trials and errors and slow progress, come the advances in techniques and novel ways of investigations and results disseminations. Finally, more progress-grow the insights and advances that change the course of medicine.
Over a decade ago, the completion of the Human Genome Project sparked optimism that cures for debilitating diseases were just around the corner. Cures still generally elude us, but now the ability to map human DNA cheaply and quickly is yielding a torrent of data about the genetic drivers of disease—and a steady stream of patients who are benefiting from the knowledge. On other fronts, technology is putting more power in the hands of patients, and researchers are learning to combat disorders by harnessing the body's own ability to heal and grow.
On the other hand, advances bring other challenges, including how to pay for them. Meanwhile, the complex biology that stymies gains for some patients sets goals for new advances. Let us now look at some of the innovative trends in medicine. The purpose of this lecture is to introduce the multi-professionals to the current and future developments and innovations in medicine and how they will shape medical practice and education in the future.
Keywords: medical, innovations, artificial intelligence, treatment, patients, research, cancer
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