Aim of the conference
Life Science Zurich Impact – The Cause of Health in Zurich is a one-day multi-track meeting providing scientists from academia and industry a platform to present their life science projects to potential collaboration partners as well as investors. We believe that early interaction with potential partners is a key success factor for research groups, young entrepreneurs and industry.
The cause of health
It is in human’s innate interest to stay healthy, both mentally and physically, as long as possible. However, medicine has largely focused on studying the cause of illness in search for cures. Although we have made dramatic advances in identifying specific causes of illness in individual patients, we know remarkably little how individuals stay healthy. Cause of health research differs from classical medical and clinical research since it relies on data from healthy individuals. They play a central role in this research approach since only they can aggregate their different data and authorize access for research. The conference will address the opportunities and challenges which the ‘Cause of Health’ approach will offer from an ethical, research, commercial and healthcare viewpoint.
The conference includes keynotes and parallel sessions as well as investor sessions and 1:1 partnering meetings.
Parallel sessions on the 4 P’s of Health – preventive, predictive, personalized and participatory – as well as an investor track will focus on topics such as nutrition and exercise, diagnosis and biomedical imaging, citizen science, digital health, healthy ageing and regenerative medicine.