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Medical Innovations: Where Is Technology Leading Us?

June 23, 2021

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As public health and medical research continues to find answers to our individual and social needs, our health care systems are also changing. New technology in medical research and practice disrupt what is familiar and innovate what is to come. Medical testing and records are being digitized, new techniques are using augmented reality, and there is increased use of artificial intelligence, all of which are impacting how health is maintained, lives are saved, and how we make some of life’s hardest choices.

As technology evolves, so do our conversations on ethics, care provision, research, and more. Join our panel of experts online as they discuss the changing landscape of medicine and technology, and how it impacts us all.

Presented in partnership with the UBC Faculty of Applied Science, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Peter A. Allard School of Law.


Anita Bathe – Host, CBC Vancouver News


Mary Anne Bobinski, JD, LLM – Dean and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law, and former Dean, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia

Dr. Philip Edgcumbe, BASc’11, MD’20, PhD’20 – Resident Physician, UBC Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Sarah Hedtrich – Assistant Professor, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. Anita Ho – Associate Professor, The W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, School of Population and Public Health, UBC Faculty of Medicine and the University of California San Francisco Bioethics Program; Scientist, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS); Regional Director of Ethics (Northern California), Providence St. Joseph Health

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
11:00am-12:30pm PDT


Open to everyone. Registration is required.

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June 23
11:00 am - 12:30 pm




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