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Professor and author Abraham Verghese to deliver opening keynote for Stanford Summit @ Medicine 2.0

More good news for the Medicine 2.0 conference at Stanford: Abraham Verhgese, MD, has just been confirmed to deliver the opening keynote for the Stanford Summit @ Medicine 2.0 on Sept. 16. Larry Chu, MD, the organizing chair, writes:

Noted physician-writer, Dr. Verghese has a deep interest in the importance of bedside medicine and physical examination even as medicine increasingly relies on technology.

His work with terminal HIV/AIDS patients became the basis of his first book, My Own Country, which was selected as a best book of the year by Time Magazine. His second best-selling book, The Tennis Partner, about friendship and addiction, was a New York Times Notable Book. Dr. Verghese's latest book is the best-selling novel Cutting for Stone.

One of Verghese's recent lectures, "The Physician in Modern Society," is above.

Previously: Pew Internet's Susannah Fox to deliver closing keynote at Medicine 2.0 and Stanford Professor Jennifer Aaker to deliver a keynote at Medicine 2.0

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