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Live Magazine issue about the TED X Maastricht event.

Transcript of Live Magazines TEDxMaastricht

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    Monday 4th April 2011Theater aan het Vrijthof Maastricht

    The Future of Health

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    Forword / Program shortlist 03

    The Entrance 04

    Simon Sinek: Since when is a person a luxury? 05

    Impressions 06

    Extraordinary care, common sense 08

    TEDxMaastricht around the world 09

    Breaking bread 09

    Blogging @ TEDxMaastricht 10

    Nine wigs and a message for the world 12

    Health Valley 16

    Tweets 14

    Impressions 18

    About Live Magazines 19

    Colophon This issue of Live Magazines is made by: Editors in chief, graphic designers:William van GiessenJoost van der Steen

    Writer:Joyce Brekelmans

    Photographers:Tom RoelofsAad van VlietMirella Boot

    Contributor:Peter Murray www.livemagazines.nlLive Magazines a magazine about your event, made in one day.Live Magazines is a registered brand and concept by O.K. PARKING.

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    Today de healthcare world is in constant turmoil. Patients are becoming more verbal and doctor Google is the most popular physician in the business. With medical knowledge readily available to anyone with access to a computer, the time has come to welcome the participating patient into the business. The health industry faces many challenges in its efforts to provide care for those who need it, but today TEDxMaastricht wants to discuss opportunities.

    Different speakers will touch on different parameters, but the general consensus is that healthcare needs to be better. The only question is how this can best be achieved? Thankfully, the strength of TEDx lies with the ability to connect great minds and ideas, with enthusiasm and initiative. Patients and practitioners alike have shared their stories and vision for better care. We cant wait to see what grand new initiatives will emerge from this day, because with this much passion and experience in one building, how could it be anything else than inspired?


    Program shortlistOPENINGWelcome by Chris Anderson (video)Welcome by Aldith Hunkar

    WHY?Simon SinekCoen van VeenendaalRenger WitkampLuciano FloridiLuuk SimonsThe New Treaty of Maastricht

    WHAT?Sophie van der StapWolter MooiFrans Hiddema

    Jan GunnarssonDaniel Kraft

    HOW?Team SmettahLucien EngelenWouter BosTim HursonPieter KubbenCompassion for Care

    WHO?e-Patient DaveThomas PowerLawrence ShermanNicolette Mak

    Fred LeeBas Bloem

    TEDx YOUFuture leaders taking overTEDxMaastricht ChallengesHappy hour of brilliant failures in health-care, conducted by Paul IskeMelvin Samson

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    Marco Derksen is looking forward to Simon Sinek. He is one of the rising stars amongst TED speakers. Look! This is so cool, we spoke last night at the bar and he gave me this special inspire to activate button.

    Medical students Simak Zahmat and Yahya Hussin are both TED fans who dont really like the term networking, but admit to hoping they get to meet some interesting people at this event.

    Didi Braat is professor of gynaecology at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Cen-tre and serves on several advisory boards regarding public health. Shes not yet on Twitter or anything like that, but she is very interested to hear how healthcare can benefit from including patient input in medicine.

    Ren Teunissen and Jeroen Alessie teach Fysiotherapy and care about the future of healthcare and education. Mr. Teunissen has not set a bar yet, but mr. Alessie has very high expectations indeed. Hanneke Noor-dam has a broad interest and is hoping for new and interesting ideas on healthcare.

    The Entrance

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    Trust emerges when were around people who believe what we believe. It is based on common values. From the get go he knows how to grab the audience. In his speech he balances science, business, emotions and humour. He lovingly mocks generations for their collective faults and notices a detachment that drives us even further apart. Our wealth and technology have caught up with us. We need human interaction to thrive and grow, because a text or tweet can never replace the warmth from a smile or handshake...

    Simon Sinek asks, since when is a

    person a luxury?


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    Two great initiatives came to fruition today at TEDxMaastricht. The new Treaty of Maastricht high-lighted the commitment the three main sponsors have in regards to the vitality of their employees and students. KPN, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre and TU Delft alike, feel a shared responsibil-ity when it comes to public health. Their continued support shows that they take that responsibility very seriously.

    The other initiative was the Dutch charter on Compas-sion for Care that was introduced today in response to the Charter for Compassion that originated from Karen Armstrong at TED in the United States. The charter puts great emphasis on patient participation and com-passion in healthcare.

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    Remco Hoogendijk is the winner of the Skipr Challenge which won him a speaking oppor-tunity during the happy hour of brilliant failures tonight at TEDx. He will be discussing the seven deadly sins in healthcare, which in his view is grinding to a halt. His personal high-light so far was Daniel Krafts speech on the medical technologies of the future. You can follow him on Twitter: @ocmer

    Dr Anatole S Menon-Johansson is an expert in the field of sexual health and HIV. He is very enthusiastic about the speakers so far, and found the pa-tients stories to be es-pecially illuminating. He thought that between Simon Sineks cry for human interaction and Daniel Krafts robotic future, all the bases were being covered. And he would certainly be bringing back some ideas to his colleages in London.

    Breaking bread

    TEDx Maastrichtaround the world

    Darwin, Australia Nijmegen, the Netherlands Leiden, the Netherlands

    Stockholm, Sweden

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    INSOURCE YOUR HEALTH!Now heres a talk after my own heart! I am a strong believer in disease prevention. Luuk Simons tells us we can save 40 percent on our healthcare costs. The trend of people becoming obese is enormous worldwide. It increases the risk of getting ill with for instance heart disease, some types of cancers and dia-betes. We are not aging normally at the moment. Bringing down cholesterol levels with 25 percent would get rid of 90 percent of our cardiovascular disease, for instance.75 80 percent of our life span is determined by our lifestyle. You cannot outsource your own health, so every individual has to take responsibility: personal health management.Our kids will not live as long as we will, Maybe 10 years less, because of how we are teaching them what a good lifestyle is. Or actually, how we really are teaching them unhealthy lifestyles.At Delft University they found that people like to change within a program they set up for their own workforce. They targeted the least healthy population. Within weeks people were eating better, exercising more often and having fun with it.Take charge of your won health, the health of your employees, the health of your kids, so we will age in a good and natural way again. And by doing so we will keep the cost of our healtcare system healthy too. Posted by Harriet Messing


    The one and most frequently asked question to Wouter Bos after he left politics as a minister of finance is why he moved into the healthcare consultancy. His one and only answer is: because healthcare is more complicated than finance and yet, it is more rewarding. And his professional deformation resulted in thinking only of cost at finance, which is so similar to healthcare.

    As pessimist the future with healthcare for him is related to only tremendous rising costs. Technology developments, do these solve the problem of rising costs? Technology never made healthcare cheaper in the past, so it is not expected to happen today, nor in the future. Reason is that innovations are always im-mediately wanted, there is always a need for innovations, so this will create additional cost.

    Another pessimistic vision is that the top ten of life threatening diseases is an ongoing story. It Is like a perpetuum mobile, it keeps going. Once one is curable, another, new life threatening disease will reach the surface of life. Besides, often a life threat-

    ening disease will be converted in a chronic disease, again not cheaper, rather more expensive.

    Growing knowledge about diseases, even in the early stage of life, contributes to growth of cost, since early detected diseases will be treated as well. Who dares to withheld the treatment of young people? As no one will, this earlier detection, today even into the placenta, will help raising the costs.

    The worst of all is, diseases are smarter than we are. Take as an example cancer. It is about cells, and cells have the ability to multiply. So, in the fight against cancer we are not fighting against death, but against life!

    Do not misinterpret: challenge technology, keep doing so, but do not expect it will reduce cost. So, should we continue? Certainly, challenge technological innovators, predominantly