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Cultural Knowledge and the Healthy Society: A Research & Innovation Summit

November 23, 2009 - November 25, 2009

Cultural Knowledge and the Healthy Society: A Research & Innovation Summit was born of the belief that adding the knowledge and insights from design, cultural industries and creative/artistic research to health research will lead to a more effective system of health care and prevention as well as foster technological innovation.

This 2-day summit will bring together leading thinkers in Canada and internationally in the areas of design, art/creative research, cultural industries, health, humanities, social science, science and engineering to explore the possibilities of this interdisciplinary collaboration.

Interested in how design can help us understand mental health? What about how design thinking can direct health research to better outcomes in rehabilitation research?  How about what happens when artists and designers seek to chart patterns of psychosis? And how design research is important to successful health technology adoption? And then there’s the space of medical visualization, ripe with myriad of collaborative possibilities among artists, designers, social scientists and medical researchers of all fields.

These are just some of the topics we’ll be exploring over the course of the 2-day program which includes large keynote presentations, smaller panel discussions and presentations and intimate break-out sessions.

What you’ll find at Cultural Knowledge and the Healthy Society:

  * 3 Cafés Scientifiques
  * 2 HospiTALKs
  * 3 Plenary presentations and panel discussions (previously inKamerA)
  * 2 Strategy Sessions
  * 5 Break-out sessions (previously inKamerA)
  * 37 Speakers
  * Over 120 researchers, policy makers, professionals, funding council representatives

Sessions start at 7:30pm November 23 and end at 2:00pm November 25.

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