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Institut für Biomedizinische Ethik und Medizingeschichte (IBME)

Medicine and the Digital Revolution

The last two decades have witnessed the emergence of a series of new technologies of communication. This “revolution,” as many observers termed it, has become possible due to the invention of the personal computer and the construction of the internet, a large and largely invisible socio-technical infrastructure. The digital revolution has also transformed the world of medicine and public health in significant ways. The conference has as its aim to begin an exploration of how the digital revolution is changing the daily practice of these fields. The workshop will focus on three main themes: Medicine, Media, and Surveillance / Public Health, Data, and Failure and Challenges for the Social Sciences in confronting the digital revolution.

Programme (PDF, 130 KB)