I’m thrilled to be an advisor to this year’s Medicine X at Stanford School of Medicine. Medicine X is a catalyst for new ideas about the future of medicine and emerging technologies. Here are a few reasons why you should join me at Stanford in September:
Balance of academics and vision. Medicine X strikes the perfect balance between an academic meeting and one that aims to define a new standard for the future. For 2 days the traditional hierarchy of academics is put aside for the hierarchy of fresh, open thinking.
Organization. This is the most organized meeting that I have ever attended. Director Larry Chu will see to it that your experience matches what I have seen and felt over the past two years as an attendee.
Master Classes. This year Medicine X is introducing Master Classes. These focused sessions will give attendees a deep dive into a number of specific topics such as leadership, participatory research, social media for action and more.
Patients. This meeting is committed to patients. This commitment is reflected in every facet of Medicine X’s organization and planning. You can check out their e-Patient advisory board here.
Power speakers. Think TEDMed with more variety and a tighter, more intimate feel. From Jack Andracka to MIT’s Ian Eslisk and Evernote’s Ben Zotto, MedX 13 has recruited unique speakers with new ideas. Expect to be wowed on the mainstage and at the brilliant breakouts. And if you can’t make it in person, the Global Access program at MedX provides open-access viewing of all the main stage talks. But, of course, you’ll miss the opportunity to mix with the hundreds attending MedX….
The audience. MedicineX is one meeting where the quality of the speakers is surpassed only by the breadth and expertise of the audience. If you live and breathe at the frontier of medicine and technology, MedicineX represents a networking event that you simply can’t miss.
The venue. The palatial Li Ka Shing Center nestled in the heart of the Stanford School of Medicine offers an amazing setting to listen, learn and network.
Zoey (pictured right). You’ve gotta love a meeting that loves its four-legged organizers. As the official mascot and unofficial Master of Ceremonies, Zoey’s presence reflects the nature and culture of MedicineX’s organizing team and the AIM Lab.
Now what am I missing? What are your reasons for attending Medicine X?