Millennial Medicine: Knowledge Design for an Age of Digital Disruption

Join the conversation on April 26, 2013

as we envision the future of medical education with leading innovators, including:

Eric Topol, Louise Aronson, Marc Triola, Anne Balsamo, Jay Baruch, Fred Trotter, Alexa Miller, and more.

Millennial Medicine will be a unique, one day symposium that focuses on creative solutions to the grand challenges facing medical education today.  Our goal for “Millennial Medicine: Knowledge Design for an Age of Digital Disruption” is to launch a new kind of conversation about what the future of medicine should be, and how we should get there.  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?

Held in the Bioscience Research Collaborative on the campus of Rice University, Millennial Medicine will be a venue for inspiring, creative, unorthodox thinkers to share their ideas and concrete strategies for making change happen to improve medicine and medical education.

With speakers from both inside and outside of medicine, Millennial Medicine will foster a dialogue that looks for the best educational strategies of the digital age, recognizing that the most profound insights may come from outside voices.  Discussion will focus on innovative teaching strategies, new metrics for assessment that capitalize on opportunities afforded by the social web, and identifying areas in need of further research.

Millennial Medicine is generously supported by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and Rice University Humanities Research Center.

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19 thoughts on “Millennial Medicine: Knowledge Design for an Age of Digital Disruption

  1. This seems like it will be an exciting conference! The speaker panel seems like they will add a lot of depth to the information presented. I will add, however, that it may be a good idea to include medical student voices. Medical students like Danielle Jones (@daniellenjones) have been active in the social media space for a while. If social media is going to be a topic at this symposium, it could help add to the diversity of the symposium instead of solely sticking with physicians. Just a thought.

    I look forward to seeing Medical Futures Lab’s innovative developments!

    Best,
    Roheet
    (@TheBiopsy)

    • Kirsten Ostherr says:

      Absolutely, Roheet. We plan to include medical students and residents. In fact, we’re considering getting some pre-med voices into the mix as well, to hear from those not yet in the system what they might like to see in their own medical educations going forward. Thanks for the comment.

  2. elizabeth neary, md, ms nutrition says:

    Please send info about your conference to my email–looks interesting

    • Kirsten Ostherr says:

      Elizabeth,
      Thanks for your note. The registration link for the symposium will be up in the next couple of days, and we will continue to add info to the symposium page as the event takes shape. If you like, we can add your email to the blog list so you’ll get new info as we post it.
      Best wishes, Kirsten

      • Mike McInnis says:

        I don’t see a registration link yet. Have I overlooked it?

        • Kirsten Ostherr says:

          Hi Mike,
          Thanks for your interest. You haven’t overlooked the link – we’re just ironing out a couple of IT glitches and should finally be live next week, so please do check back.
          Best, KO

  3. Looks great. Can medical students from London submit a poster or oral presentation proposal? Thanks, Rajiv Sethi.

    • Kirsten Ostherr says:

      Hi Rajiv,
      This was not part of our initial plan for the meeting, which consists of a focused number of invited talks (highlighted on the symposium page). However, we’re mulling it over, so watch this space for further info!

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  5. This is a great symposium and love your selection of headline speakers. When will the full programme be posted?

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  7. James E. Lewis, Ph.D. says:

    Sounds like a great meeting. The planners might want to check out the Black Swan that lives across the street from the Rice building. See my January 24, 2013 Wing of Zock post “Is a Black Swan Living in Houston?”

  8. Lynn Yeoman says:

    I don’t know anything about Black Swans on campus, but I am curious about food arrangements for the Symposium. Answers?

    • Kirsten Ostherr says:

      Lynn,
      Breakfast, lunch (from Local Foods) and a reception with hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided to all registered symposium participants. We look forward to seeing you there.

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