e-Patient Connections 2011 is just a month away and I’ve been looking at the killer lineup of speakers. Sure, I’ll be camping out the night before to get a front row seat for Seth Godin. But what I’m really looking forward to is the Pecha Kucha track.
For the uninformed, Pecha Kucha is a method of presentation where speakers are allowed 20 slides at 20 seconds per slide. It serves the audience in its focus; it serves speakers by demanding strict discipline in messaging. I’ve never seen this in action but I have read about it. In a world overrun with laser pointers and manic slides, speakers need discipline.
My only regret is that I won’t be presenting in the Pecha Kucha track. But since studying this method a few months back I have worked to assume this mindset in my speaking. Look for me at e-Patient Connections Tuesday September 20th for my demi-Pecha talk, The Physician Redefined. As patients become increasingly independent and as medicine becomes predictive and preemptive, questions emerge concerning the future role of the physician. I’ll offer a provocative view of the medical profession and its imperative to change.
I hope to see you at EPatCon 2011. There’s still plenty of time to register – Early bird registration ends September 2nd. Use discount code Vartabedian300 for a $300 dollar break.