Medicine 2.0 Fall Conference 2011 initiated by Gunther Eysenbach and organized by Larry Chu and his great team (including Zoë) was held in Stanford University at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge.
What is Medicine 2.0 about?
Medicine 2.0 is certainly about bridging the gap between Academics, Entrepreneurs, Doctors, Healthcare Providers and ePatients so that everybody can learn from others’ experience thanks to social media growing phenomenon and empowering tools.
The Congress provided great insights from:
· Doctors, such as Enoch Choi, fostering physicians’ engagement in social media,
· Healthcare providers, such as Pam Ressler, whose research's concern is about “Communicating the Experience of Illness through Patient Blogs",
· Entrepreneurs demonstrating their latest technological breakthroughs such as JiffPad, an Ipad app that allows medical field actors to communicate with patients together with creating a digital record of medical instruction for them,
Among other perspectives, I was impressed by the ePatients’ session gathering 10 patients, narrating their experiences through disease and advocating the positive psychosociological help of social media through their hardship. Jody Schoger demonstrated how ePatients are highly enthusiastic about getting better and getting rid of illness and how they express it through such networks.
I also had the chance to present my own research (see below presentation), and I’m highly convinced that such events give great feedbacks and ideas for current and further studies. Thank you for your comments and encouragements!
So, now…Stay tuned for the next year event, taking place at Harvard, and adding the Mobile Apps topic to Social Media, and Internet/Web 2.0 in Medicine, Health & Biomedical Research already addressed ones.