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Theme: Spotlight on Health

This event occurred on
April 10, 2022
Oulu, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa

With “Spotlight on Health”, we hope to foster the spirit of community, gain insight into the way we interact with our environment and each other, and to seize the opportunity to spread ideas on health and well-being into the community. We hope our speakers will contribute inspiring ideas about our collective potential to improve health and societies globally.

Cultural Centre Valve
Hallituskatu 7
Oulu, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa, 90100 Oulu
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Ben Gran

Healthcare innovation in Nursing - We need a Revolution!
Ben Gran is a Nurse at the Finnish Red Cross Blood Services and founder of Metropolia Entrepreneurship Society. He aims to bridge the gap between developers and end-users within healthcare technology.

Daria Zaikovskaia

The Health Benefits Of Learning a Foreign Language
Daria holds a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Linguistics. She is a Master's Degree student in the University of Oulu. She's worked as a TV series translator and a language teacher.

Mari and Kaisa Tynkkynen/ Makkonen

Rehabilitation from a minor to a major
Kaisa Makkonen is an opera singer and stroke survivor who meets an occupational therapist, Mari Tynkkynen. Together they started the determined work to make an ambition a reality.

Pekko Vehviläinen

Can Health Tracking Make You a Better Person?
Proclaimed by the media as “The Most Quantified Man in Finland”, Dr. Pekko Vehviläinen is passionate about digital health, especially about wellbeing measurement and analytics.

Seppo Kopsala

Your eyes are the window to your health
Seppo Kopsala has worked for the past 15 years on developing new types of retinal imaging devices and diagnostic AI solutions as a founder and CEO of a medical technology company.

Tara Goodwin

Turning Digital Footprints Into Helping Hands
Tara has been a student for over 20 years. Now combining her engineering background with a Master’s of Education from the University of Oulu, she aims to re-design learning environments for the 21st century.

Tuomas Aarni

It’s not you, it’s your brain
After being diagnosed with ADHD in his early thirties, Tuomas became a volunteer for a number of ADHD organizations. He has a Master’s degree in information processing science.

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Oulu, Finland