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Half brain child 

By Aylin Altuntas, Founder at AA Executive Consulting / Board Member at The Future Healthcare Conference 

Human brain is made up of 86 billion neurons (nerve cells). The number of connections between the neurons is approximately 0,2 quadrillion. The quantity of connections in one cubic millimetre brain cortex is, twenty times the number of people who live on earth.

We are not even close to creating a millimetre copy of the human brain who is the inventor of artificial intelligence. Unless the human race exterminates itself, artificial intelligence is yet a vehicle for the human beings. 

‘Born in 1995, Matthew S. starts to have seizures at the age of three. After the long examinations, Mathew is diagnosed with a rare chronic inflammatory disease called Rasmussen’s encephalitis. This disease not only affects a small part of the brain, but spreads to the hemisphere of the brain. There is only one known treatment of the brain: A brain operation where half of the brain is removed called “hemispherectomy”. At Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, the brain surgeon, working with patience, removes half of the delicate, pink material, which is the source of reason, emotion, humour, fear and love after a long operation. Matthew’s empty half of skull slowly fills with brain cerebrospinal fluid and at his brain tomography is reflected by a black space. Matthew with a half brain first suffers with enuresis, abasia and alogia. However, after three months, his development stage catches up the exact period of his age. After years, he can well use his right hand well and can walk with slight hobbling. His long-term memory works perfectly. He even completed three semesters at university and lives an extremely normal life… 

The remaining half of Matthew’s brain takes over the deficient functions and re-forms the circuit scheme. Neural system adjusts itself to fulfil the needs of life by performing with half of the mechanism.’

The brain constantly adapts itself to overcome the difficulties encountered and adjusts itself to reach its targets. It formalizes its resources to the needs of the circumstances. If it does not have the required means, it creates itself. If you remove half of the electronic components of a mobile device, it breaks down and you can no longer make a phone call. However, the living software can bend, change and move on with its life.  

We gave a Covid-19 break to the Future Healthcare organised in 24-25 October 2019. In the meantime:

  • Age 70 & above started online shopping. 
  • Age 20 & below came close to plants and insects. 
  • The business people, who got tired of seeing themselves in Zoom, reduced the number of online meetings. 
  • Desire to skip the class replaced itself with a wish to attend school. 
  • Covid-19 vaccine techniques led the way to the treatments of curing the cancer. 
  • The housewives learned the trade with knitting, jewellery & craft and business people learned to roll out dough.
  • Human beings who got alone with themselves, started to question their existence, identity, life, job, partner, friend and made brand new decisions. 
  • The technology companies booming with wealth, opened the space travel market.   
  • USA, UAE & China stepped on the surface of Mars. 

“Rising up, back on the Street Did my time, took my chances Went the distance, now I’m back on my feet Just a man and his will to survive…”

With the Rocky music of Survivor, at the hybrid Future Healthcare Conference, we are honoured to bring together hundreds of health professionals, doctors, professors, and company executives with about 30.000 audiences in a historical venue in İstanbul, in 18-22 October 2021.  

The Hybrid Conference, which is organised, by Future X Events and Tazefikir is opened by the Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Şuayip Birinci. Some of the valuable Conference Sponsors are: Abbott, Bayer, Infinity, Eczastok, GSK, Philips, Amgen, Tazı, Starbucks, Nestle, Doğadan, Liv Hospital, King Hussein Cancer Foundation, Açık Holding, Borusan Otomotiv, BEKO, DoctorFollow, Tıbbın Ustaları, TÜBİTAK, Schneider Digital, On Communication, Medikalnews, Dünya Newspaper, The Arab Hospital Magazine, Turkish British, Healthnet.

The medical students were able to attend the conference free of charge. 

Some of the Healthcare Speakers who honoured the Conference are: Prof.Dr. Melvin Salmon, Prof.Dr. Miia Kivipelto, Prof.Dr. Richard A.Lockshin, Dr. Katarina Bjelke, Prof.Dr. Sinan Canan, Prof.Dr. Devrim Gözüaçık, Prof.Dr. Murat Aksoy, Dr. Ayça Kaya, Dr. Michael Marash, Prof.Dr. Oğuz Özyaral, MD.PhD. Yıldıray Tanrıver, MD.PhD. Ender Saraç, Dilara Koçak, Doç.Dr. Leyla Şener, Ergin Ataman, Vahap Munyar, Prof.Dr. Türker Kılıç, Dr. Steve Mason, Dr. Cem Kınay, Bekir Çakmak, Dr. Sevgi Salman Ünver, Dr. Tayfun Acarer, Sadullah Uzun, Elif Dağdeviren, Gürkan Boztepe, Dr. Cebrail Taşkın, Doğan Eraslan.

During The Future of Healthcare Conference, among the topics discussed for 5 days are: Sustainability, women employment at the health leadership positions, latest global trends at healthcare, nanobots, innovation at cancer treatment, blockchain technology & 5G at healthcare, wearable technologies, internet of bodies, healthy use of big data, virtual surgery rooms, virtual hospitals, avatar patients, new roles of AI at the diagnosis & treatment, hospital security, aerospace health, neom project, intelligent medicines, bite technology, biological techniques, health tourism, healthy life and nutrition…

With the participation of thousands of healthcare contributors, the collective intelligence is activated; the simulation of future health is generated. 

Hoping to meet next time with HEALTH!

References: Livewired, Dr. David Eagleman, 2020 –Neuroscientist @Stanford University

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