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"Self-Management of Disease: is this the Future?"

Friday 13th November 2015

RUSI, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET


With a paradigm shift in how illness is managed. Indeed, with the change from illness to wellness management, there are changes in how treatment is managed. The changes involve not only the individuals and their take in their own wellness management, but their careers, be they clinicians, formal indeed informal carers. The trend is to take disease management to the individual, more often than not to their home, their work place, integrated into their daily lives. This is usually done through the use of new technology - with the proliferation of smart devices this is becoming easier. Similarly new drugs and more precise tests mean that illnesses can be treated much earlier it even anticipated. The question is - how effective is this? And what are the implications of this shift? On the individual and their carers / clinicians.

This event attempts to discuss these issues taking a look at technologies, disease treatments, and individuals that deal with self-management ... Is this our future?