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Sunday, July 9 • 14:00 - 17:00
Afternoon Tutorial: 3110 A Broad Survey of the Fragmented Domains of Systems Pathology: GST as a Unifier

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ABSTRACT: We are particularly interested in ourselves as humans. When our human systems dysfunction, experience pathology, or fail we pay special attention. Illness and death of ourselves or our loved ones may be the most important events in our lives. This has resulted in the vast enterprise of medicine – a nearly $2 trillion/year industry in the U.S. alone.
But all systems experience dysfunction not just humans. If we can study our human body systems using medical science, perhaps we can use a general systems approach to study pathologies of ALL systems, at ALL scales and discover the primary, underlying causes of pathology of systemness in general. Patterns of how things work could become patterns of how things don’t work informing all the fragmented domains with meaningful new remedies for all kinds of dysfunctions not yet recognized as similar.
We will present a general-systems-based, top-down, new Systems Pathology enabled by Systems Processes Theory (SPT). This new approach has significant potential for integrating the many separated domains of conventional systems pathology. We advocate learning from the 5000-year history of conventional medicine by joining its lessons and practices to this new GST approach to Systems Pathology. This tutorial will present descriptions of the widest possible range of domains of “systems” pathology from the conventional discipline-based to the isomorphic and transdisciplinary (including SPT, LST, Systems Dynamics, other systems thinking tools & techniques, systems engineering traditions, risk & failure analysis, cell/molecular biology, and conventional, anatomical pathology). For each domain, we will present an exemplar approach, researcher, or collaboration and its results. But also for each we will try to relate its current status to the potential unification of Systems Pathology using SPT.
This tutorial will also act as an Introduction to the ISSS’17 Joint SIG Sessions on Systems Pathology and Systems Biology/Evolution because this conference will serve as the second official event (with the previous INCOSE IW’17 in Jan) for the founding of a new professional society, the International Society for Systems Pathology (ISSP). The tutorial will end with a presentation of a Manifesto for Systems Pathology, By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation for the new ISSP, and a call for Founding Members.

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Len Troncale

SIG Chair: Systems Biology and Evolution, SIG Chair: Systems Pathology, California State Polytechnic University
SIG Chair: Joint Session(s): Systems Pathology and Systems Biology & Evolution (see below for information)Dr. Len Troncale is Professor Emeritus of Cell and Molecular Biology, and past Chairman of the Biology Department at California State Polytechnic University. He is also Director... Read More →

Sunday July 9, 2017 14:00 - 17:00
4th Floor, Room SR 384, Institut für Computertechnik,TU Wien Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien, Austria

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