Millennial Medicine: Knowledge Design For An Age Of Digital Disruption - April 26, 2013

Event Details
Open Access Event
April 26, 2013 - 8:00am - 6:00pm
Rice University
United States

On Friday, April 26, Medical Futures Lab will host its inaugural "multidisciplinary-critical-thinking-through-creative-design" symposium, "Millennial Medicine: Knowledge Design for an Age of Digital Disruption." 

(This one-day event will take place in Houston, Texas, in the Bioscience Research Collaborative at Rice University. To view a more detailed schedule of events, click here. If you are unable to attend the symposium in person, you can participate via twitter at #MMed13 and watch the livestream here from 8:30am - 5:15pm CST.)

Designed to foster critical dialogue and creative solutions concerning the "grand challenges" facing today's industry of medical education, Millennial Medicine will "launch a new kind of conversation" about the future of medicine that builds upon the input of "inspiring, creative, unorthodox thinkers" inside and outside the healthcare industry. "How should medicine look in 2050? What needs to change in medical training so that future doctors will be prepared for the global changes that are impacting medicine and other fields of higher education? How can medical education cultivate innovation and help current students succeed now and in the future?"  These and other questions will be addressed as speakers discuss the most innovative educational strategies of our digital age.

For a taste of the actual experience you can expect at the symposium, see the lecture titles below:

  • “Digitizing Human Beings”
  • “Can Medical Education Become a Learning Ecosystem?” 
  • “The Future of Continuing Medical Education: Can We Keep Up with Exponential Growth in Medical Knowledge?”
  • “Ten Lessons About Technoculture Innovation for Medicine”
  • “Story-centric: Curiosity, A Glass of Water, and Other Creative Tools for Future Doctors”
  • “The Art Practicum: Clinical Skills for the Digital Age”
  • “#FOAMed vs. #MedEd: Online Conversation Trends”
  • “Hacking Medical Education” and Rich Baraniuk, “Open Source Medicine”
  • “Public Medical Communication: A New Core Competency for 21st Century Health Professionals”

Speakers include artists, creative writers, and "hacktivists" in additional to physicians and open-source educators. For more information, see below. For a detailed overview of the speakers, click here.

  • Eric J. Topol, MD - a frequently-cited researcher in contemporary medicine and a practicing cardiologist. In a Modern Healthcare poll, Topol was voted "the most influential physician executive in the United States."  He published The Creative Destruction of Medicine in 2012.
  • Anne Balsamo - author of Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work (a "manfesto for rethinking the role of culture in the process of technological innovation in the 20th century") and Technologies of the Gendered Body: Reading Cyborg Women (an exploration of "the social and cultural implications of emergent bio-technologies"). 
  • Jay Baruch, MD - Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University and author of a collection of short stories entitled Fourteen Stories: Doctors, Patients, and Other Strangers. His academic work "emphasizes the role of humanities and creative thinking as medical instruments to produce better healthcare providers."
  • Marc Triola, MD - Associate Dean for Education Informatics at NYU School of Medicine and director of NYU School of Medicine Division of Educational Informatics (DEI), which is "one of the largest medical education technology laboratories in the country." He has a strong background in "computer-based medical education, the use of Virtual Patients, and the assessment of change in knowledge and attitudes resulting from computer-assisted instruction."
  • Yuri Millo, MD - an international speaker, physician with 20+ years of experience in "healthcare innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurship," and founder of various medical research organizations (including the Millo Group, SiTEL, and the Internet Academy for Medical Education).
  • Louise Aronson, MD - Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) as well as a geriatrician and medical educator. She is the author of A History of the Present Illness, "linked stories which take readers into the lives of doctors, patients, and their families, providing a portrait of health and illness in America today." She writes for both medical and literary journals. 
  • Alexa Miller, MA - the principal of Arts Practica, a medical education consultancy, and "a recognized expert in aligning medical training with education methodologies in the visual arts" who "has worked with hospitals, medical schools and other health care organizations to create and facilitate museum-based workshops and programs."
  • Fred Trotter - healthcare data journalist, co-author of Hacking Healthcare, and founder of Not Only Dev (a Data Journal and Software Development company). He currently blogs for O'Reilly Radar and has been featured in Forbes, Government Health IT, and Modern Healthcare, among other online and print journals. He is "deeply involved in the e-patient movement, the quantified self movement, the health 2.0 community."
  • Rich Baraniuk, PhD - "the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University, member of the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) group, and Director of the Rice center for Digital Learning and Scholarship (RDLS)," as well as the Director of Connexions, "a non-profit educational and scholarly publishing project he founded in 1999 to bring textbooks and learning materials into the Internet Age."

To register for Millennial Medicine, click here.

Sponsors: Josiah Macy Foundation, Rice University's Humanities Research Center and Office of the Provost, McGovern, M.D. Center for Health and Humanities, Baylor College of Medicine, and Health 2.0 Houston.