Defining the Convergence of Medicine and Social Media

Consider Bryan Vartabedian as a keynote speaker for your next event.

Bryan Vartabedian is considered one of health care’s influential voices on social technology and its role in transforming medicine.  Present in the health blogosphere since 2006, Vartabedian has been an active witness to the social health revolution and its influence on doctors and patients.

As an active keynote/panel speaker he has addressed the American Medical Association, the American Telemedicine Association, the American College of Physicians, the Texas Medical Association, the Stanford Summit/Medicine 2.0 Congress, the Mayo Clinic Transform Conference, the SXSW Interactive Festival, and the American Gastroenterological Association on issue of MDs in the social space.  Dr. V offers practical, entertaining, and professionally executed presentations that introduce the audience to the future of health and health care communication.

Two of his more popular programs:

Twitter MD – Understanding Medicine in the Era of Social Engagement

Twitter MD introduces physicians to the concept of social health and discusses how it has changed the landscape of patient care over the past decade.  The core of the program will center on the challenges and opportunities in social media – especially with respect to transparency, personal boundaries, and even the ethical obligation to participate in the online conversation.

The discussion of social media and the empowered patient is used as a backdrop for the broader dialog of how doctors have become disengaged from their patients and their profession.  Confronted with the challenge to reignite the relationships that once defined the medical profession, Twitter MD offers education, motivation as well as a compelling argument for meaningful involvement.  Real case studies involving Facebook, Twitter and email are presented as a means of illustrating the practical management of ethical scenarios that all health care professionals will ultimately face.

The Physician Redefined – How Technology and the Empowered Patient are Shaping the Future of the American Physician

A number of forces are conspiring to completely redefine the physician in the 21st century.  As patients become increasingly independent and as medicine becomes predictive and preemptive, questions emerge concerning the future role of the physician.  Medicine’s move from a largely empiric practice to one based on precision medicine raises the question: what will become of the physician?  What is our future?  It’s our reaction to the forces of technology and patient empowerment that will define the next generation of physician(next medical generation).  This presentation will offer a timely and provocative view of the medical profession and its imperative to change.

While programs are targeted toward health care executives, physicians and marketing/communication professionals, they can be tailored specifically to the needs of your audience.

Contact Dr. Bryan Vartabedian directly at fox42 at for availability.

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