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The Team

Executive Director:
Larry Chu, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Anesthesia
Stanford University School of Medicine

Senior Advisor, Communication & Programming:
John Stafford, MA,
Director of Digital Media
Stanford University

Director of Technology Discovery:
Bassam Kadry, MD,
Clinical Instructor of Anesthesia
Stanford University School of Medicine


Logistics & Operations
Monique Chao

Assistant Program Coordinator
Ellen Encisco
Will Grove

Communications Specialist
Tamika Hayes, BA

Conference Mascot
Zoë Chu, FBD (French Bulldog)

What is Medicine X?

Medicine X is a catalyst for new ideas about the future of medicine and health care. The initiative explores how emerging technologieswill advance the practice of medicine, improve health, and empower patients to be active participants in their own care. The “X” is meant to encourage thinking beyond numbers and trends—it represents the infinite possibilities for current and future information technologies to improve health. Under the direction of Dr. Larry Chu, Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Medicine X is a project of the Stanford AIM Lab.

How is Medicine X Different than other Technology Conferences?

Where other technology conferences may focus on consumer trends or business-to-business needs, Medicine X will bring a broad, academic approach to understanding emerging technologies with the potential to improve health and advance the practice of medicine. Drawing on the best traditions of Stanford—an incubator of Silicon Valley—the conference aims to ignite interdisciplinary thinking and collaboration while encouraging a rigorous, quantitatively driven approach to understanding emerging technologies. In other words, the conference hopes to encourage “moon shot” thinking while actually offering the intellectual tools to make those ideas reality.

The Stanford Medicine X Conference 2014

We have exciting plans in store for 2014. Our goal is to bring together the most innovative and engaging minds in academia and industry to exchange bold new ideas about the future of medicine and the role technology will play in improving health. Please check back often for the latest news and information about Stanford Medicine X 2014!

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