| medicine x 2018


At Medicine X 2018 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.

At the heart of Medicine X, is Everyone Included™, our framework based on principles of mutual respect and inclusivity.

It is the culmination of six years of co-creation with patients, caregivers, providers, technologists, and researchers at Stanford Medicine X that has resulted in a series of design and leadership principles intended to bring diverse groups of people together on equal footing to collaborate and co-create the future of health care.

| about the 2018 program

Join a global community organized around innovating the future of medical education through a framework of mutual respect and inclusivity we call Everyone Included™. Receive updates when we launch our call for presenters, announce our program and open registration.


What might happen if leaders in health care elevated under-heard voices and learned from the greatest untapped resource: patients and their families? At Stanford Medicine X, we advance health care by creating change that places the patient at the center of medicine.

We create a culture of health in which everyone is trusted and respected for the expertise they bring, where openness and experimentation is the norm, people have personal ownership of health, individual stories have a global impact, and the patient voice and choice is part of all stakeholder decisions. We call our way of seeing each other and the health care world, Everyone Included™.


We are pulling in the focus of our fall event and returning to the more intimate scale we were known for in our early days. Instead of grand tents and large scale venues, we are returning to our roots and focusing on one-to-one connections and providing even more support for patients, caregivers and students. You will still receive tangible skills and quality networking opportunities to elevate your transformative ideas to the next level.


Global program participants


ePatient Scholars trained since 2011


Countries represented


People reached globally

| our 2018 program tracks

Areas of Focus

Scientific research studies and scholarly practice-based work in the area of emerging information and social technologies and their effects on the field of medicine will be the primary focus of the Medicine X conference. We seek submissions on a broad range of topics, including:

  • Innovation in health care and medical education
  • Implementation science
  • Design-thinking around improving health
  • Original research on eHealth tools
  • 3D printing and medicine
  • Aging and technology
  • Mental health
  • Personalized medicine and genomics
  • Participatory medicine and the role of technology in empowering patient (and/or caregiver) engagement in a patient’s own health care
  • Wearable computing technologies for health (e.g. wearable sensors for tracking health or heads-up information displays)
  • The role of digital health technologies and their effects on patients and health care professionals
  • Social/mobile technologies and their use in the areas of science, health, and medicine
  • Health information and content on the Internet
  • Collaboration using the Internet and the use of these technologies to change health care education, delivery, and practice
  • Digital divide in access to health information technology, and more!

Type of Tracks

Presentations for Stanford Medicine X 2016 will be accepted in the following tracks:

Submissions to the business track typically involve presentations of interest to the business community and also presentation of commercial products that may be of interest to the Medicine X community. The focus of presentations should be educational, and present the objective merits of the product or topic to the audience.


Submissions to the ePatient track typically involve issues and topics that represent a patient-centered point of view that would be of interest to the entire Medicine X community.


Submissions made to the new implementation track represent work conducted to carry out plans that were formed during the assessment and design stages of health care quality improvement and innovation projects. These submissions reflect work that is being done to execute and realize change at the individual, interpersonal, organizational, or environmental levels.


Submissions made to the research track reflect original work conducted to answer a hypothesis (research question) and should present relevant data, interpret the findings and synthesize the results into a set of conclusions. Abstracts must be structured into the following sections: background, method, results, and conclusion.


Submissions made to our new design track should reflect excellence, innovation, and potential or proven ability to improve the quality of health through design. We believe that thoughtful design is essential to innovation in healthcare and medicine across all domains (education, clinical care, research, etc.), and are seeking presentations from those who share our values and believe in the value of good design in health care.

Type of Presentations

The following presentation types will be accepted for Stanford Medicine X 2016:

oral-iconOral Presentations
Oral presentations offer an opportunity to provide a powerpoint slide presentation of your work to a large breakout audience. Presentations are 15 minutes in length, with a five minute question and answer period. Oral presentations are organized into theme sessions, and each session will have a designated moderator.


oral-ignite-iconOral Ignite! Talks
Oral Ignite! talks are 5-minute powerpoint slide presentations that provide presenters with the opportunity to give audience members a succinct and high impact introduction to their work. Ignite! presenters will also receive a professionally produced video of their talk that will be published on a variety of Med X channels.


panel-iconPanel Discussions
Panel discussions are an ideal opportunity to provide a diverse set of perspectives on important topics in eHealth. If selected for a panel discussion, you will have the opportunity to select from 45 and 90 minute session blocks. Successful applicants will be contacted after acceptance for preferences.


poster-iconPoster Presentations
Poster presentations offer an opportunity to share your work with an international audience at Medicine X. If selected, you will present your work via an electronic poster. Presentations will take place throughout the conference with special designated times for poster viewing. First authors should plan to be next to their posters to answer questions during these times.


tech-hub-iconTechnology Hub Exhibit 
Our technology hub is a dedicated space for educational exhibits and demonstrations throughout the 3-day Medicine X conference! This is the perfect place to provide educational demonstrations of your technology to Medicine X delegates.


These small interactive sessions are an opportunity for you to delve deeply into a topic and share your expertise with a group of passionate MedX delegates. Workshops hold a maximum of 30-35 people.

| relive the magic of medicine x


Medicine X is transforming the world through its educational programs. Revisit our main stage talks from previous years below. Then join us this fall for Medicine X 2018!