This year I was given the opportunity to attend Medicine X (Med X) at Stanford as a student engager. It was a fantastic opportunity and amazing experience. I was able to meet people from a diverse variety of backgrounds including e-patients, health care researchers, physicians, nurses, health care industry professionals, and members of the tech community. One of the best aspects of Med X is the all inclusive atmosphere that encompasses every session. Each person is given an equal voice to be heard and participation in highly encouraged. By engaging with various stakeholders with diverse backgrounds, I was able to identify three overreaching themes that I will cover in more detail with subsequent blog posts.
- The future of emerging technology and medicine
- How patients are driving innovation and becoming partners in the research process
- Med X’s new precision medicine initiative
I’ll be publishing a blog each week starting next week, so keep an eye out! Also be sure to check out my twitter page if you want to see detailed coverage of the event.