Eric Topol, Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute, introduces the coming future of biotechnology. Topol declares that soon sensors, powered by our bloodstream, will be able to analyze potential health dangers in our bodies.
Gigi Hirsch, Executive Director of Center for Biomedical Innovation the MIT, talks about the success of treating the HIV virus in the United States. Hirsch credits this achievement with a drug culture that tolerates a higher degree of risk in exchange to potentially discover a life saving drug.
Andy Grove, former Chairman & CEO of Intel, posits the argument that the health industry could be transformed with transparent pricing. Grove asserts that the health providers stand in the way of providing true transparency.
Rhonda Cornum, former Director of Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Initiative for the US Army, details new initiatives to change the training of Army recruits. Cornum highlights a new policy that will temper drill sergeant screaming, and she argues that that tactic is a more effective training method.
Anind K. Dey, Associate Professor of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, demonstrates a device that tracks the success of a senior's prescription medicine routine.
October 15 - 16, 2012
About this Conference
On October 15 and 16 in New York City, WIRED and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will launch a new conversation on the future of healthcare with 200 expert leaders from the worlds of medicine, science, technology, and business.
The WIRED Health Conference: Living By Numbers will deliver a clear, compelling argument that today there is a new opportunity to bring data into real-time decision-making for doctors, researchers, hospitals, and individuals. This combination has the potential to transform people's lives.
The conference will span the gap between healthcare and technology, connecting pioneering researchers with ambitious entrepreneurs. First and foremost, it will be a forum for ideas. Expect new connections, new opportunities, and new insights in how better data is driving us all toward better health.
WIRED is the first word on how technology is changing the world. WIRED's focus is less on the technology itself, and more on the impact of that technology: on business, science, and culture. WIRED sees change as opportunity. We embrace the future and help foster innovation, invention, and disruption. WIRED is the guide for what's next. The WIRED mission is to tell the world something they have never heard before in a way they have never seen.