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TED Talk: What I learned from going blind in space

The famous astronaut, Chris Hadfield, had a great presentation at the recent TED conference. Enjoy!

Larry Page Talks About Medical Records And Where Google Is Heading

Here is Larry Page, CEO of Google, describing the directions Google is heading at the moment including the issues of electronic medical records or artificial intelligence.

In an era when IBM Watson, the supercomputer, tries to tackle brain cancer, everything is possible:

This morning, IBM and the New York Genome Center announced a partnership to test whether Watson, the computer that won on Jeopardy, can sift through the genomes of cancer patients and help doctors pick drugs. This effort could hold the key to making DNA sequencing for cancer affordable, but there is a vast amount of work to do that will take years at a minimum.

A new way to grow bone: TED Talk

Molly Stevens had a great TED talk about a new way to grow bone.

What does it take to regrow bone in mass quantities? Typical bone regeneration — wherein bone is taken from a patient’s hip and grafted onto damaged bone elsewhere in the body — is limited and can cause great pain just a few years after operation. In an informative talk, Molly Stevens introduces a new stem cell application that harnesses bone’s innate ability to regenerate and produces vast quantities of bone tissue painlessly.

TEDxNijmegen: Recap with Photos

I thought I would share a few photos and feedback about the recent TEDxNijmegen event where I talked about crowdsourcing in medicine through social media.

The series of talks was amazing, the audience was responsive and open-minded and we all left Nijmegen with a great memory.


You know it’s going to be a great event when the speakers’ dinner takes place on the stage.


I met the surprise speaker of the event, E-patient Dave, who showed me his book and my tweet on the back cover.

You would never expect to see a Formula-1 car at a TEDx event.

You would never expect to see a Formula-1 car at a TEDx event.

Moreover, you would never expect to see a little robot sitting in a Formula-1 car at a TEDx event.

Moreover, you would never expect to see a little robot sitting in a Formula-1 car at a TEDx event.





What If Dr House Used Twitter: My TEDxNijmegen Talk is Available!

I had the pleasure to give a talk at the recent amazing TEDxNijmegen event organized by the team of Lucien Engelen. I described how I used crowdsourcing in social media to find a diagnosis and what my role is in this area as a medical futurist. I hope you will like it!

Next Destination: TEDxNijmegen

I was very glad when Lucien Engelen announced my participation in the upcoming TEDxNijmegen as a speaker during the recent FutureMed. I will talk about the role of social media in the future of medicine and healthcare through my own story.

The next day, I’ll give a talk alongside Jack Andraka and Amy Robinson at UMC St Radboud.


TEDxNijmegen Soon!

I got an invitation to give a talk at TEDxNijmegen this April and I’m working on a brand new story. I cannot wait to be there!

On the April 8th Nijmegen will host its first ever TEDx event. It will take place in the City Theatre (Stadsschouwburg) at Keizer Karel Plein, Nijmegen from 9:00 till 18:00.

TEDxNijmegen is about life. It’s about what people encounter from conception until old age. About health and illness, caring and being cared for. It is about the race from the age of 0 to 110. Some 20 (inter)national speakers will take the spotlight.



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