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Conference Overview

Citizenship | September 15 to September 17, 2017

Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center, Stanford University

At Medicine X 2017 we will meet the innovators who are disrupting health care throughout the globe. We will see the emerging technologies of today and learn how they will impact the health care we deliver and receive tomorrow.

We will explore the drivers of change through organizational leadership and creative collaboration outside of health care’s traditional silos.

We will be inspired by moonshot thinking and learn how to grow pockets of excellence and innovation to large-scale change. We will experience empathy and compassion. We will gain an understanding of the problems that matter most in health care.

Be ready to use what you learn at Medicine X to create a shared vision of collaborative and participatory medicine of tomorrow.

Everyone Included™ is a framework for health care innovation, implementation and transformation based on principles of mutual respect and inclusivity. It is the culmination of six years of co-creation with a diverse group of health care stakeholders at Stanford Medicine X that has resulted in a series of design and leadership principles intended to drive collaborative health care innovation efforts.

For one week in September, Northern California becomes home to the world’s premier gathering of patients, providers, researchers, designers and technologists who are leading disruptive innovation in health care. A series of world-class programs, workshops and events begin on Monday and culminate on Friday with the start of Stanford Medicine X – an Everyone Included™ event and the most-discussed academic medical conference in the world.

The World's Leading Patient-Centered Health Tech Conference

main stage sessions

our signature day of moonshot thinking and big idea inspiration

The future of health care in a connected digital world

Breaking out of the echo chamber one conversation at time


Kickstarting successful movements for change

  • We don’t want to wait for traditional innovation, because traditional innovation, as we know it, is not good enough.

    Dana LewisPatient advocate
  • Medicine X is a collection of the most visionary, passionate people from all corners of health care.

    Emily Kramer-Golinkoff, MBECo-Founder, Emily's Entourage
  • Medicine X is a unique blend of patient voices and medical perspectives. The discussions are real and sometimes raw.

    Charles OrnsteinSenior Reporter, ProPublica
  • Attending Medicine X brings you into an active community of people who are driven in ways that attendees of most conferences are not.

    Doug KanterFounder, Databetes
  • By immersing myself in the Medicine X culture and vision of how design, research, and entrepreneurship can be integrated into technology, I was inspired to build 11health.

    Michael SeresFounder, 11health
  • MedX has transformed "patient-centered" from a buzzword into a way of thinking and collaborating.

    Roni Zeiger, MDCo-founder and CEO, Smartpatients
  • Stanford Medicine X is a meeting to attend if you want to see the possible future of health and health care: patients, clinicians, designers, policy makers, and business leaders all learning together. 

    Susannah FoxRobert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • This conference has immediately inspired a change in career trajectory and lit a fire within me to learn how I can build and design patient-centered health care solutions.

    Matthew KreyGlaxoSmithKlein Future Leaders Program
  • I won't just take information, ideas and contacts away with me–we are sharing them all online!  I expect the new ideas and contacts fostered here will continue to grow and be nurtured long after Medicine X.

    Louise Schaper, PhDCEO, Health Informatics Society of Australia
  • This is the best organized conference I've attended in my life!

    Francisco GrajalesDoctoral candidate, University of British Columbia

200 high quality breakout sessions

hear from leading innovators and researchers from around the globe

After an extensive peer-review process, we are pleased to be offering 200 high quality breakout sessions this year. Sessions range from five-minute Ignite! presentations, to interactive 90-minute workshops, in five different tracks (Business, Design, ePatient, Implementation, Research).

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The World's Leading Patient-Centered Health Tech Conference