May 14, 2015 Launch Event

Monika Wittig and Larry Chu, MD are pleased to invite you
to an evening on the future of 3D printing and medicine.

Three dimensional printing has the potential to transform the design, research and implementation of new technologies in medicine.

MedXMakers, a new initiative from Medicine X will explore this emerging technology to help the scientific, maker, and patient communities realize its full potential to transform healthcare.

This event will be held on May 14th, 2015 5pm – 8pm at the Li Ka Shin Center on Stanford Campus. Please note, an RSVP is required. Click the button below for more information and to RSVP to the event.

Michael Balzer & Pamela Shavaun Scott
Michael will discuss how he saved his wife’s eyesight by 3D printing her tumor.

Danny Cabrera
One of the cofounders of BioBots will discuss their biological 3D printer and strategies for regenerative medicine.

Eythor Bender
CEO of UNYQ will discuss merging prosthetic technology and 3D printing to develop prosthetic covers.

our mission

MedXMakers is a new community of diverse problem solvers and solution seekers.

 

We embrace all healthcare stakeholders (healthcare professionals, medical educators, patients, and caregivers) and pledge to create a safe place for everyone to be part of a community where we can share our problems and dreams for a better healthcare world by co-creating together.

 

Our job is to unite healthcare stakeholders with those who might help co-create and co-birth solutions to these problems (designers, makers, 3D imagers, 3D printers, scientists, researchers, technologists, engineers). We also seek to engage those who have already created solutions for their own problems to share their knowledge with the broader MedXMaker community. We aim to foster an environment of collaboration, creation, and progress.

 

We believe in the open source maker movement and seek those who see potential for bringing that power to innovate solutions in medicine and healthcare. We believe in a community that embraces all stakeholders and creates a safe place for those who have problems to work with solution makers.

 

We believe the “making” process involves everyone.

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Some of our leaders and advisors

Larry Chu, MD, MS

MedXMakers Co-Lead
Associate Professor and Director, Stanford AIM Lab, Stanford University

Monika Wittig

MedXMakers Co-Lead
LaN/Live Architecture Network

Katie McCurdy

MedXMakers Advisor
Stanford Medicine X ePatient Scholar

Kam McCowan

MedXMakers Advisor
EMT, Samuel Merritt University

Jim Mooney, MD

MedXMakers Advisor
Hershey Medical Center

Dana Lewis

MedXMakers Advisor
Stanford Medicine X ePatient Scholar

community

Connection is the key technology behind MedXMakers. Watch for our community website launch at Stanford Medicine X 2015 to see how connection can spark innovation.

events

Bringing people together to solve healthcare problems is one of the main goals behind MedXMakers. Watch for our events in 2015, including the Bay Area Makers Faire.

sharing problems

Sharing your problems can be the best way to get the help you need. Watch for our MedXMakers website launch. We aim to provide an easy way for our MedX community to share healthcare problems.

co-creating solutions

We believe in co-creation and participatory design. MedXMakers aims to help empower this process. Once you create your solution, our MedXMakers website will make it easy for you to share it with others.

Patient-Centered Innovation

According to social media analytics firm Symplur, as a patient-centric healthcare IT conference, Medicine X “Sets the bar higher”. Higher in terms of setting a new world record in engagement, social media discussions, and sustained conversations after the conference ended.

Emerging Technologies

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.

Designed for Everyone

Medicine X is an academic conference and program designed for everyone. We aim to bring all healthcare stakeholders together–patients, providers, technologists, and researchers–to innovate healthcare through the thoughtful use of emerging technologies.

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