If you haven’t registered for the Fourth World Congress on Social Media and Web 2.0/Medicine 2.0 at the Stanford University School of Medicine on Sept. 16-18, time is running out. Early bird registration ends May 15th.
This is the first time the Medicine 2.0 congress will be held in the United States. Look for data-driven studies of the latest projects applying Web 2.0 and mobile computing applications to health, patient care and biomedical research. In addition to the research track, there will be practice and business tracks. And it all takes place in the new $90 millon Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge. My pulse is quickening.
Medicine 2.0 is shaping up as a who’s who of social medicine. Speakers include:
- Jennifer Aaker PhD, a professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and author of The Dragonfly Effect.
- Lee Aase, head of The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media.
- Charlie Cheever, co-founder of Quora and formerly with Facebook and Amazon.com
- Thomas Goetz, MPH, executive editor, Wired magazine; author of The Decision Tree.
- Abraham Verghese, MD, bestselling author and professor of medicine at Stanford.
- Susannah Fox, Pew Internet and American Life Project
- Jay Parkinson, Futurewell
- Berci Mesko, Webcina
- BJ Fogg, Director of the Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab
- David Peskovitz, BoingBoing
- Phil Pizzo, Dean, Stanford School of Medicine
- Sean Handel, EVP, Epocrates
- Alan Greene, HealthTap.
- LeRoy Heinrichs, Cofounder, Clinispace
- Denise Silber, Doctors 2.0
- Wendy Swanson, SeattleMamaDoc
- Amy Tenderich, Diabetesmine
- Paul Wicks, PatientsLikeMe
- Dan Zarella, Hubspot
- Howard Rheingold, Social media visionary, Stanford.
- Paul Costello, Director of Public Affairs, Stanford.
- Michael Conlon, VIVO Project PI.
- David Gaba, Immersive Learning Pioneer, Stanford
Hope to see everyone there. I should be easy to spot. I’ll be the excited guy in the front row.
Medicine 2.0 is an annual conference that was convened in Toronto in 2008 and 2009, followed by last year’s event in Maastricht, Netherlands. Medicine 2.0 was started by Gunther Eysenbach MD, MPH, an associate professor of health policy, management and evaluation at the University of Toronto and editor and publisher of the Journal of Medical Internet Research. He is also a member of the scientific program committee for this year’s event.