Welcome to the XXVI Symposium of Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation

The Signe and Ane Gyllenberg foundation is one of the leading private foundations supporting medical research in Finland. It mainly supports research in psychosomatic medicine, but also other fields of medicine. Furthermore, the foundation owns a renowned art collection. Our main objective is to foster a discussion on the inter-relationships between body and mind. As part of this objective the foundation has organized biannual high standard international scientific symposia. More information about the foundation can be found on www.gyllenbergs.fi.

The symposium is organized in collaboration with the Foundation Tekniska Föreningens i Finland Stiftelse. TFiF:s Stiftelse's mission is to support the technological sciences, the industry as well as the positive development of architecture among Swedish speaking engineers and architects.
The Foundation achieves this by providing financial and cultural support. TFiF:s Stiftelse also supports education, research as well as other activities that are in line with the Foundation’s vision.

The symposium gives an overview of how technological developments, originating outside of the traditional health field, have challenged how health should be defined and practiced. The ‘new health field’ covers data-driven (“big data”) medical research, public health infrastructures and digital health practices, including continuous patient monitoring and the use of the Internet for doctor-to-patient interaction. A widening area is also that of self-care practices, as in the vast array of wearable fitness and health devices and smartphone apps, or health-related peer-to-peer social media. The symposium introduces the audience to the emerging health field, particularly emphasizing clinical and self-care practices. The audience will learn, for instance, how automation shapes medical research and the work practices of physicians and about the principles of self-tracking and how they support personal health and learning.

The invited speakers are Johan Lundin, Linda Hogle, Tamar Sharon, Päivi Metsäniemi, Natasha Dow Schull, Stine Lomborg, Gustav From, Michael Quarshie, Kristiina Patja, Mikko Lehtovirta,Thomas Blomseth Christensen, Sara Riggare and Gary Wolf.

We look forward to seeing you in Hanasaari!