The wait is nearly over: Tomorrow marks the start of Stanford Medicine X, the medical school’s popular conference devoted to patient-centered medicine and emerging health care.
If you’re familiar with Medicine X, you may already be pouring over the three-day program, which is packed with more than 160 breakout sessions and main stage talks. If you’re new to the conference, welcome! You’re in for a treat.
Conference-goers will have the opportunity to hear presentations by ePatients, health care providers, designers and scientists. There will be talks from Dean Lloyd Minor, MD, and Stanford anesthesiologist Larry Chu, MD, director of Medicine X, as well as presentations by:
- Anthony Carbajal, this year’s artist-in-residence for Medicine X, who will discuss his experience as a photographer and artist with ALS
- Amy Edmondson, PhD, a professor of leadership and management at Harvard Business School, on the importance of psychological safety for patients
- Robert Pearl, MD, author of Mistreated: Why we think we’re getting good health care — and why we’re usually wrong
- Ai-jen Poo, a 2014 MacArthur “genius grant” recipient and executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance
- Alice Wong, the founder and project coordinator of the Disability Visibility Project, who will discuss her work and #CripTheVote, a nonpartisan online movement that aims to engage disabled people on policies and practices important to the disability community
Follow along on Scope for highlights and video from this year's Medicine X event. Join the conversation online using the #MedX hashtag, and follow the @StanfordMed and @StanfordMedX Twitter feeds for live tweets and additional video coverage of the proceedings.
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