Sergey Brin, Co-founder of Google, Stanford Medicine X attendee speaking with our Medicine X Global Access host, Kristina Krohn, MD

Medicine X brings 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. The conference attracts public health officials, venture capitalists, health-care practitioners, researchers, technologists, patients, design experts, and business leaders.  Stanford Medicine X 2016 drew 800 attendees from 30 countries.

In a few short years, Stanford Medicine X has attracted some of the biggest names in healthcare IT and as a result, significant media attention. Some of the highlighted media in attendance were: CNN Health, Forbes.com, The Economist, Elsevier Japan, Time Magazine, Fast Company, Med Gadget, Popular Science, Bloomberg News, and TechCrunch among others.

 

 

PARTICIPATE IN THE MEDICINE X EXPERIENCE

Dennis Boyle, founding partner of IDEO, health and wellness practice, speaks at Medicine X.

  • Really loved the conference! The food was great, the main room was great!  I loved the Wellness Room.  Felt really taken care of — Conference-attendee-centered care.  Especially loved little Zoë!  The IDEO Workshop was, personally, my absolute favorite thing. Loved getting to work with other attendees before the main conference — there was a sense of community and I loved already knowing people going in.”
  • It was a fantastic conference.  So well run.  Such attention to detail.  I felt really well cared for. It was clear you and your team wanted everyone there to feel special and to be excited.”
  • “I love, and appreciate my time here. I will be forever blessed by the many friendships, and patient stories I got the opportunity to hear… and the caring medical professionals invested in this.
  • Med X sets a high bar from a content and user experience perspective.  The attention to detail is outstanding. The networking opportunities are excellent. The level of patient involvement was outstanding, novel and laudable.  On balance, this is one of my favorite conferences of the year, hands down. My hat is off to Larry and the whole MedX crew.”
  • I get tremendous value out of this conference.  I not only plan to attend next year, but encourage more of my colleagues to do so as well.”

 

LEARN ABOUT NEW HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

Learning about new health technologies at the Self-tracking device lunch at Medicine X

Attendees frequently mentioned insight into new technologies, products, and apps that were discussed in regards to healthcare IT. Many attendees told us that this conference gave to them a new understanding of the various applications of new innovations because they saw them at Stanford Medicine X.  Here are a few testimonials from past conferences:

    • New ideas on how to use emerging technologies to improve healthcare.”
    • “Will be watching several of the products that were presented here to see how they fare in the coming years.”
    • “Emerging technologies; inspiration for new development within our work and our research.
  • Wonderful inspiring examples of great companies and people.”
  • “Integrating technology with care.”

 

GAIN NEW IDEAS AND CONTACTS

 

Participants at the Stanford Medicine X | IDEO design challenge learn the IDEO process of design innovation.

Nearly every survey completing attendee who provided open-ended responses said that new ideas and new contacts were a primary ‘take-away’ from the conference. The words network and contacts were very frequently used in responses.

  • New ideas, new contacts and stronger ties with people I have met before, new thoughts.”
  • “Oh my goodness – the smartest brainiest people on earth were at MedX!”
  • “New ideas and contacts for current and future research.”
  • “New ideas, contacts, inspiration and a sense of belonging plus renewed passion for and desire to find opportunities to collaborate.”
  • Co-mingling of doctors, patients, technologists, entrepreneurs, venture capital.
  • “The ideas, the articulation of the problems, possible solutions.”
  • “I was not that familiar with self-tracking and thought that the presentations were terrific.”
  • ‘The opportunity to meet and make contacts with others who attended and the balance of ePatient and other speakers, who themselves often relayed how their experiences as patients or caregivers influenced them.”

EXPERIENCE HIGH QUALITY PRESENTATIONS

Each year we carefully select innovators, community leaders, and disruptors in healthcare around core themes.  Here are a few quotes from past attendees:

Susannah Fox presents new data from the Pew Internet & American Life project at Medicine X

  • “Really enjoyed the Core Theme days.  All of the sessions in the main room were great.”
  • “I liked the fact that this was on the cutting edge.”
  • “Great multidisciplinary discussions – design, data, developing with patients – keep a patient/mission focus.”
  • “23andme was great. There were just some inspirational and transformational speakers and topics. Very eye-opening.”
  • “Loved grouping together speakers based on core theme.”
  • “The most valuable aspect was learning what other organizations and researchers are doing in the eHealth and mHealth space. Hearing about research findings, new tools and resources, and putting theory into practice.”
  • “Very good presentations. Well organized with tight and well enforced schedule. Very well organized. Very positive with the strong involvements and focus on e-patients.”

 

GAIN THE EPATIENT PERSPECTIVE

 

The incomparable Regina Holliday speaking on the empowered patient at Medicine X

  • “ePatient presentations were great.”
  • Hearing real stories.
  • “The self-tracking panel on Friday was the one I connected to the most, as an ePatient.”
  • I love the Ignite sessions – the patients stories are so powerful, love it.
  • “Patient stories were a great element”
  • “I liked the e-Patient spotlights and integration into the conference.”
  • “The patient stories were compelling and useful across the broad diversity of the audience”
  • “Loved the panel discussions, the e-patients, the stories.”

 

“Really loved the conference! The food was great, the main room was great! I loved the Wellness Room. Felt really taken care of — Conference-attendee-centered care. Especially loved little Zoë! The IDEO Workshop was, personally, my absolute favorite thing. Loved getting to work with other attendees before the main conference — there was a sense of community and I loved already knowing people going in.”

“It was a fantastic conference. So well run. Such attention to detail. I felt really well cared for. It was clear you and your team wanted everyone there to feel special and to be excited.”

“I love, and appreciate my time here. I will be forever blessed by the many friendships, and patient stories I got the opportunity to hear… and the caring medical professionals invested in this.”

“Thanks so much for everything you’ve done on this historic occasion. It was an honor to be selected as an e-Patient Scholar at MedX.”

“Med X sets a high bar from a content and user experience perspective. The attention to detail is outstanding. The networking opportunities are excellent. The level of patient involvement was outstanding, novel and laudable. I think some of the tech demos interesting but difficult to absorb in the hallway venue. I’d encourage you to create a space that is more conducive to presentations. The IDEO integration was very exciting but I’d try to open it up to more people if at all possible. On balance, this is one of my favorite conferences of the year, hands down. My hat is off to Larry and the whole MedX crew.”

“I get tremendous value out of this conference. I not only plan to attend next year, but encourage more of my colleagues to do so as well.”