Dr. Chu is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Director of the Stanford Anesthesia Informatics and Media (AIM) Lab at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is also the Executive Director of Stanford Medicine X. Dr. Chu’s AIM Lab is a nexus of innovation in anesthesia and postgraduate medical education at Stanford. Dr. Chu teaches three courses at the Stanford School of Medicine, Medical Education in the New Millennium, Design for Health, and Engage and Empower Me: A Patient Engagement Design course.
Howard is the author of best-sellers Virtual Reality, The Virtual Community, Smart Mobs, and Net Smart, editor of best-seller The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog. He’s a participant-observer in the design of new technologies, a pioneer, critic and forecaster of technology’s impacts, and a speaker who involves his audience in an adventure in group futurism.
Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP, is Professor and Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor, and Vice Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the School of Medicine at Stanford University. He is also a critically acclaimed, best-selling author and a physician with an international reputation for his focus on healing in an era where technology often overwhelms the human side of medicine.
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Larry Chu, MD, MS is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Director of the Stanford Anesthesia Informatics and Media (AIM) Lab at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is also the Executive Director of Stanford Medicine X. Dr. Chu’s AIM Lab is a nexus of innovation in anesthesia and postgraduate medical education at Stanford. Dr. Chu teaches three courses at the Stanford School of Medicine, Medical Education in the New Millennium, Design for Health, and Engage and Empower Me: A Patient Engagement Design course. His lab released the first iPad app from the School of Medicine in 2010, and has created START and STARTprep online learning programs that are used by over 40 anesthesia residency programs and more that 30% of all anesthesiology learners in the country. Most recently the AIM Lab has released two MOOC courses on Stanford OpenEdX. Dr. Chu was awarded the Teaching Recognition Award – Innovation in Education by the International Anesthesia Research Society in 2011. @larrychu
Kevin A. Clauson, Pharm.D., is an associate professor at Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in Nashville, TN. His previous roles include founding director of the Center for Consumer Health Informatics Research, which was the first of its kind designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Center. Dr. Clauson has also served as an Item Writer for the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX), an editorial board member and associate editor for BMC Medical Education, Chair of the Section Advisory Group for Pharmacy Informatics Education for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and as editor for Get the Residency: ASHP’s Guide to Residency Interviews and Preparation. He is a past recipient of the Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence and his research has generated coverage by sources including the New York Times, CBS-TV, Good Housekeeping, Forskning & Framsteg, and BBC Radio. Dr. Clauson received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee – Memphis and completed a Research Fellowship at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. @kevinclauson
“ePatient Dave” deBronkart Jr. is one of the best-known voices asking medicine to listen to patients as full and capable partners, in their own cases and in creating the future of healthcare. Diagnosed in 2007 as nearly dead with kidney cancer, Dave got great medical care and connected with an online community of e-patients, who gave him invaluable peer-to-peer advice. He’s since become an international keynote speaker, blogger, author of the highly rated book Let Patients Help, and active voice with the medical establishment, with over 400 appearances at conferences and policy meetings.
Committed to changing the culture of medicine, Dave is co-chair of the Society for Participatory Medicine, serves on the BMJ’s Patient Advisory Panel, and has been published twice in the BMJ. In 2014 he spoke at the annual meetings of the American Medical Students Association, the National Board of Medical Examiners and the Association of American Medical Colleges, making the case for training clinicians to view patients as partners. In 2015 he was the Mayo Clinic’s Visiting Professor in Internal Medicine. @epatientdave
Emily Kramer-Golinkoff is a co-founder of Emily’s Entourage, a nonprofit foundation that raises funds and awareness to help cure Cystic Fibrosis; a project manager at the Penn Social Media and Health Innovation Lab; and a patient advocate and speaker. Emily completed her master’s degree in bioethics and certification in clinical ethics mediation at the University of Pennsylvania in 2013, where she also completed her undergraduate degree at the Annenberg School for Communication and received the Honorable Walter H. Annenberg Award. Emily has given talks at TEDx, ONC Consumer Health IT Summit, University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication graduation, Tulane University, UCSF Medical School, and Stanford University’s School of Medicine and Medicine X Conference, where she was an ePatient scholar in 2013. In addition, Emily serves as a consultant and committee member for various strategic initiatives at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on a volunteer basis, and on the board and as a member of other nonprofit and socially-minded organizations. @emilykg1
Marie Ennis-O’Connor is a Stanford Medicine X ePatient scholar, and an internationally recognized speaker on participatory medicine–a model of medical care based on a collaborative relationship that includes the patient, the healthcare team, and clinical researchers. In 2014 Marie’s Medicine X Ignite speech focussed on the power of stories to improve health and healthcare. She has also presented at Doctors 2.0 & You conference, Paris, France; dotMed: The Creative Medicine Conference, Dublin, Ireland; and The Centre For Innovation In Cancer, Flinders Medical School, Australia. During her recent sabbatical in Australia, Marie was involved with a patient as teacher initiative at the School of Medicine, University of Adelaide. She is a passionate advocate of embedding the patient voice in medical education. @JBBC
Brian McGowan, PhD is the Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer, ArcheMedX, Inc, a healthcare informatics and e-learning company. Dr. McGowan earned his Doctorate in cardiovascular physiology at Temple University School of Medicine. He served as a member of the heart failure and transplant teams at Temple University Hospital and participated in nearly 500 human heart transplant and cardiac sparing operations. Dr. McGowan completed post-doctoral fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery research at the Medical University of South Carolina and in translational medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. McGowan served as director for a graduate course in medical physiology at Arcadia University for nearly ten years.
For the past decade Dr. McGowan has conducted research and lectured both nationally and internationally on the need to drive innovation in healthcare and healthcare education. In 2012 he authored his first book, “#SocialQI: Simple Solutions to Improve Your Healthcare”. In 2015, the Dr. McGowan was recognized by the Alliance with their annual award for Innovation in Continuing Professional Development. @BrianSMcGowan
Kirsten Ostherr, PhD, MPH is a media scholar and health researcher who is preoccupied with the problem of making data into meaningful stories. She believes that most health problems are really communication and representation problems, and she uses collaborative, participatory design practices to solve these problems with her Rice University students and her colleagues in the Texas Medical Center.
Prof. Ostherr’s research has shown how information and communication technologies ranging from x-rays to motion pictures to fMRI and Facebook shape the ways that doctors and patients see health and disease. She thinks we can learn a lot about healthcare by looking at how we tell stories in other parts of our lives. She also thinks media may function through the placebo effect, and she is working on testing this hypothesis.
Kirsten Ostherr is the author of two books, Medical Visions: Producing the Patient through Film, Television and Imaging Technologies (Oxford, 2013) and Cinematic Prophylaxis: Globalization and Contagion in the Discourse of World Health (Duke, 2005), as well as numerous articles and book chapters. She is currently doing research on information and communication technologies in end-of-life care, mHealth and the quantified self, and animation in science and medicine. She is Director and co-founder of the Medical Futures Lab, where she works to train future medical leaders to practice at the intersection of humanity and technology. @KirstenOstherr
Bonita Pilon, PhD is Professor and just completed 15 years as Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships at the School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. She was responsible for all activities related to faculty practice initiatives that include a large women’s health center with full scope midwifery (over 1200 deliveries at Vanderbilt Hospital in 2014) and nurse managed primary care at community sites including a HRSA funded, nurse led interprofessional collaborative practice serving a vulnerable population in urban Nashville. In addition, Dr. Pilon teaches masters students in the Healthcare Leadership program and she is a senior professor in the management/systems track for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. She is currently on a one year research sabbatical exploring the history and culture of nurse managed health centers/clinics across the United States.
Dr. Pilon holds a BSN from Barry University, Miami, Florida, an MN from the University of Florida, and a PhD in Nursing Administration from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, a member of Sigma Theta Tau and the ANA, and is certified as a Nurse Executive-Advanced.
Rob Rogers, MD completed a combined residency in emergency medicine and internal medicine at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, after which he completed a chief resident year in internal medicine and a teaching fellowship devoted to medical education. He has received a dozen teaching awards including national awards from The American College of Emergency Physicians, The American Academy of Emergency Medicine, and The Emergency Medicine Residents Association. Local honors at The University of Maryland include 2 awards for Best Faculty Teacher. Dr. Rogers is a frequent national and international speaker on medical education and on vascular emergency topics. Dr. Rogers is currently a professor and vice chair of Emergency Medicine for the department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He also serves as director of physician development for the UK healthcare system. @EM_educator
Leslie Rott was diagnosed with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis in April 2008 at the age of 22. She is an e-patient, health activist, patient advocate, and blogger. She authors the blog Getting Closer To Myself (http://gettingclosertomyself.
Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP, is Professor and Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor, and Vice Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the School of Medicine at Stanford University. He is also a critically acclaimed, best-selling author and a physician with an international reputation for his focus on healing in an era where technology often overwhelms the human side of medicine. In February 2014, he received a Heinz Award from Teresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation. The awards given annually in the areas of Arts and Humanities; Environment; Human Condition; Public Policy; and Technology, the Economy and Employment, celebrate the enduring spirit of hope and the power of innovation. @cuttingforstone
Monika Wittig explores the collaborative potential of digital design + fabrication practices as Co-Founder and Director of LaN / live architecture network. LaN has engaged in design technology events across 18 countries since 2008. Her research at present focuses on forwarding increasingly accessible human health data as the next instrumental data set to drive parametric design of locally-customized architectural processes and changing models of design education. @LAN_monika