Health Sciences Building Room 610
  • May 1, 2019 from 8:15am to 7:00pm

We have entered a new era of health, where cookie-cutter treatments and institution-driven medicine no longer cut it for the patient: the consumer. Therapies are tailored to a patient’s genome; long-held barriers to accessing mental health services have been eliminated through smart-phone apps; and wearable technologies can map sleep, activity and screen time to give new insight into health and wellness. Patients want access to their health information and true patient-centered integration in their care plans. Technology and regulation are moving to meet these demands, but what are the costs and long-term implications of this rapid evolution? There are ethical considerations to be made around privacy and data ownership and whether new advancements help or hurt health equity. It is also critical to consider challenges to implementation related to necessary stakeholder buy-in and requirements for evidence-based adoption. At this year’s IHPME Research Day, we welcome an expert panel and keynote to discuss consumer-driven health and all its implications.

IHPME Research Day is an annual student-led conference that showcases the hard work and ingenuity of our graduate students from both our research and professional degree program streams. Co-led by IHPME graduate students, the event illustrates the Institute’s commitment to fostering intellectual exchange and provides a collaborative environment for all students to come together around a shared goal: making a real change in our health care system.

Over 300 guests attend Research Day each year, including faculty, alumni, and health system leaders from our city.