I was invited to give a speech about the future of medicine and my recent white paper at the Dotmed 2013 event in Dublin yesterday. Here is the list of speakers and here is the stream of tweets about the talks.
I was amazed by story of Ed Gavagan:
Last week, I attended Singularity Summit Europe in Budapest at an amazing venue (Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music). Here are some notes I took during the event.
We have to accept the exponential changes in technologies, but should not exaggerate it.
The potential developments in biotechnology might not come from huge companies but brave youngsters. An example is mirOculus which makes it possible to screen cancer types using microRNAs.
Robots/drones that can communicate with each other become smarter and smarter.
Exoskeletons let disabled patients walk again.
Humanoid robots with artificial intelligence will be commercially available soon.
3D printing could be mainstream in months.
I finished the Futuremed course at NASA organized by the Singularity University this February, therefore it was a pleasure to find out they would come to Budapest on the 15th and 16th of November in their first European summit to present what they are working on.
I’ll live tweet about both days on my channel @Berci.
Let’s meet you there!
The Singularity University (SU) Summit Europe will bring the best of the SU classroom: showcasing what has changed in the world of exponential technology and what companies have emerged from SU Labs over the last 12 months.
It was an honor to be invited to do a master class at Medicine X taking place at Stanford University. I conducted a 90-minute Master Class on teaching social media in the health sciences. Also, I gave a talk about my journey of becoming a futurist from a doctor; I was on the #whatifHC panel and had a walking tour. These were busy, and thanks to the organizer Larry Chu, MD, insightful and productive four days. See you there next year as well!
A few thoughts I had after getting insights about the future of medicine at the conference:
I gave a talk about crowdsourcing a medical diagnosis on Twitter at TEDxNijmegen this April (see the video below) and I already knew the organizers had something really innovative in mind for the next event as well.
Look at the extraordinary format:
Opening the 24 hour challenge in Nijmegen we’ll travel Westwards with the daylight around the Globe with healthcare institutions to host a slot with great idea’s, content, innovations and stories about healthcare. One timezone at a time we will run this conference LIVE in the internet. 24 hour after the start we’ll have a closing ceremony in Nijmegen again.
Here is the official trailer:
Doctors 2.0 and You was an amazing event again! It collects all the experts, doctors, e-patients, pharma companies and start-ups in this area.
I presented Webicina.com on the first day and gave the closing keynote on the second day entitled “From Doctor to Futurist”. Some of my key points:
See you next year in Paris!
It’s a great pleasure to attend the best medical social media conference of the year again. Doctors 2.0 And You will be full of rockstars of this field. Just like the last two years, I will be a keynote speaker and this time the title of my talk will be “From Doctor to Futurist” telling my own story and showing some great examples of how digital technologies can be implemented into everyday healthcare.
On the first day, I’ll also give a presentation about Webicina.com. See you in Paris!
It’s an honor to be invited to do a master class at the upcoming Medicine X conference taking place at Stanford University. I will conduct a 90-minute Master Class on teaching social media in the health sciences. The final curriculum will be shaped by the learners themselves through their course applications, but his master class tentatively includes:
See you there!