12:20 - 1:05 pmSaturday, September 28
LK 120
Participatory medicine: a catalyst in reducing medical errors
LK 120
Participatory medicine: a catalyst in reducing medical errors

President, Society for Participatory Medicine & CEO, CANCER101
Diabetes advocate
Founder, HealthLoop
Clinical Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
“To err is human, to cover up is unforgivable, and to fail to learn is inexcusable.”  – Sir Liam Donaldson Medical errors or adverse events happen when there is a misstep in a chain of activities... Read more

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“To err is human, to cover up is unforgivable, and to fail to learn is inexcusable.”  – Sir Liam Donaldson

Medical errors or adverse events happen when there is a misstep in a chain of activities due to a myriad of healthcare complexities. The impact of Participatory Medicine and its potential to reduce errors in care will be examined through the lens of an empowered patient, a caregiver, a clinician, and a technologist.

Sarah Krüg, CEO of CANCER101, a patient advocacy organization. She has been on the board for three years, in a quest to help patients and caregivers navigate the cancer journey. She is also President of the Society for Participatory Medicine, a patient/provider member driven organization whose mission is to enable collaborative partnerships between patients and healthcare professionals. She serves on the board of the Cancer Patient Education Network, an organization created by NCI over 25 years ago to provide a framework for patient educators across institutions worldwide. She also serves on the board of the National Organization of Rare Diseases.

She previously held the position of Global Education Director in the Medical Education Group at Pfizer, focused on establishing global health care improvement strategies and medical education standards worldwide. She also established the Global Investigator Initiated Research Program at Pfizer.  Prior to joining Pfizer, Sarah spearheaded the development of the Pediatric Disease Management clinical pathways and conducted clinical research at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys writing and is contributing writer for Pharmaceutical Executive. She is also in the midst of completing two books.

 

 

Sara Nicastro was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in February of 2003, the week before her birthday and during her senior year of college.
She found the diabetes online community a few years after diagnosis and as a result, has become a passionate diabetes advocate. She currently writes at MomentsofWonderful.com, serves as the Social Media Committee Chair on the Advisory Board of the Diabetes Community Advocacy Foundation, is a member of the Advisory Board for the You Can Do This Project, and co-founded and runs the monthly Best of the 'Betes Blogs project for the diabetes online community. She is also a Volunteer Manager for her local JDRF chapter.
Over the past ten years she has worked in many different areas of higher education and currently works full time as a human resources manager. She lives in southern Nevada.

 

Dr. Jordan Shlain is a nationally recognized physician for his innovative approach to the delivery of healthcare. In addition to being a full time doctor and founder of Healthloop, he has been appointed commissioner by the Mayor to the SF Health Service Systems Board and sits on the board of the bi-partisian Washington, DC policy think tank, Hope Street Group. He has been named one of the top 100 health care innovators by HealthSpottr. In addition to being a frequent speaker at various conferences; Health 2.0, RockHealth, Economist Big Ideas, Futuremed and UC Berkeley’s Pre-Med 101, he consults with the investor community as a due diligence expert.

 

 

Pediatrician Alan Greene, MD is the founder of DrGreene.com, WhiteOut Now, and KidGlyphs. He is the author of numerous books including award winning Raising Baby Green and Feeding Baby Green. Media appearances include the TODAY Show, the Dr. Oz Show, and The New York Times. He is the recipient of the Healthy Child Healthy World Prevention Award and Intel’s “Children's Health Hero of the Internet” award.

He is the father of four and he wears green socks.

 

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