The Medicine X core conference kicked off yesterday, and today's events begins with a keynote speech from Maryland high school student Jack Andraka. At age 15, Anraka created a novel paper sensor that detects pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer in five minutes and costs a mere three cents.
Andraka's talk, titled “On curiosity, open source research, and the new scientist,” will be followed by a diverse selection of presentations and lively panel discussions. We'll be live tweeting the keynote and proceedings from the rest of the core conference starting at 8:15 AM Pacific time; you can follow our tweets on the @SUMedicine feed or follow the hashtag #MedX.
Members of the public are also welcome to attend the conference virtually through a high-quality streaming webcast. Registration for the webcast is free.
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Previously: Teen cancer researcher Jack Andraka discusses open access in science, stagnation in medicine