Ms Päivi Sillanaukee and Mr Pascal Lardier.

Science and technology

Helsinki is soon hosting the Radical Health Festival Helsinki, an entirely new event for those interested in shaping the future of healthcare. The event aims to inspire radical steps for a healthy future with thought-provoking and interdisciplinary ideas.

Radical Health Festival Helsinki 2023 will be held from June 12th to June 14th at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre, bringing together policymakers, health professionals, innovators, and health enthusiasts from around the world.

"This collaborative initiative aims to inspire radical steps for a healthy future, foster collaboration, stimulate change, and challenge the status quo," says Pascal Lardier, the Festival's content lead.

The event offers thought-provoking keynotes, interactive workshops, and inspiring discussions on topics such as artificial intelligence, mental health, healthy aging, cybersecurity, innovation, and the digitalization of the health sector. It provides an opportunity to explore the latest advancements and trends in healthcare and shape the future of the industry. The program offers a diverse range of activities, including thought-provoking keynotes, engaging panel discussions, site visits and ample networking possibilities.

Over 150 distinguished speakers will share their insights and expertise, offering invaluable perspectives on the future of health and care. Among them are for example prof. Shafi Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer at Medical Realities and Chief Medical Metaverse Officer at Aimedis from UK, futurist and author Tony Estrella from Singapore, Donna Henderson, Head of International Engagement, TEC and Digital Healthcare Innovation from Scotland, Tina Woods, Founder & CEO Collider Health from UK, and from Finland prof. and HUS Chief Innovation Officer Miikka Korja and Dr. Päivi Sillanaukee, Special Envoy for Health and Wellbeing from the Ministry for Social Affairs and Health.

The Festival event also includes an exhibition that functions as a dynamic commercial platform, facilitating encounters between investors, buyers, and solution providers.

"We invite governments, health professionals, entrepreneurs, and anyone passionate about securing the future of health to join us in this unique gathering. Now is the time to challenge and innovate our traditional ways; now is the time to be radical," says Pia Heikkurinen, Secretary General of the Festival.

The festival is organized by éditohealth, the city of Helsinki, and the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre, which offers modern facilities in Pasila, and a vibrant atmosphere conducive to collaboration and learning. Registration for the event is open, and early booking is encouraged due to limited capacity.

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