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.
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!
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.
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.
As a geek, I’ve been playing video games since the age of 5 and when I was amazed when I saw the first surgeon simulator games back in 2008. A lot of skills of a surgeon can be acquired just by using the right games. Here is the proof:
This is an absolutely timely topic and I’ve just recently come across pretty relevant news and articles focusing on whether patients should get access to source codes and data provided by their implantable devices. A few examples:
Lawyer Karen Sandler’s heart condition means she needs a pacemaker-defibrillator to avoid sudden death, so she has one simple question: what software does it run?
Yet it turns out that it’s impossible for her to see and understand the technology that’s being installed into her own body and upon which her life depends. Regulatory authorities don’t see or review the software either.