This fall, innovative thinkers engaged in using social media and mobile computing applications to improve health-care delivery and advance the practice of medicine will meet Sept. 27-29 the School of Medicine for the Stanford Medicine X conference. Registration for the three-day event is now open.
The conference will be held at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge and feature presentations and panels covering a variety of topics, including patient-centered design, participatory medicine, crowd funding for health projects and the impact of information technology on biomedical research. More details on the conference program from our release:
Delivering the opening keynote at the conference is Maryland high school student Jack Andraka, winner of the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award. Andraka invented a novel paper sensor that detects pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancers in five minutes and costs a mere 3 cents.
Also delivering a keynote speech is John Sculley, former president of PepsiCo and past CEO of Apple Inc. One of America's best-known business leaders, Sculley is a vocal advocate for health innovation and mentor to an elite group of health-care entrepreneurs.
New to this year's conference is the Medicine X Master Class program, a series of small-venue seminars taught by experts in specific disciplines. Confirmed master-class speakers include Roni Zeiger, CEO of Smart Patients; Susannah Fox, an associate director of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project; Sonny Vu, CEO of Misfit Wearables; Bertalan Meskó, MD, founder of Webicina; Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, pediatrician and author of the Seattle Mama Doc blog; Bryan Vartabedian, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine; and patient advocate and artist Regina Holliday.
The early registration deadline is June 15 and space is limited. To register, visit the Medicine X website.
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