Wednesday, April 13, 2011

See the future of technology at ePharma Summit West

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How will rapidly developing technologies such as low cost genomic sequencing, artificial intelligence, telemedicine, robotics, 24/7 body wearable monitors, smart pills, stem cells, synthetic biology, gene therapy, social networks, gamification of behavior, and crowd sourced health data affect the future of healthcare pharma and medicine?

Singularity University is pleased to present FutureMed, an Executive Program, to be held May 10th-15th on the NASA Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley. FutureMed is the first program of its kind; a multidisciplinary, immersive and hands-on experience uniquely designed for those interested in exploring the future of health, biomedicine and convergent exponential technologies.

FutureMed educates and prepares physicians (CME Credit provided), senior health care executives, entrepreneurs and investors to understand and recognize the opportunities and disruptive influences of exponentially growing technologies. These game changing technologies and innovations have great implications in medicine, healthcare and the biomedical industry in the decade ahead.
Join Singularity University at ePharma West
Daniel Kraft, MD.,
Chair of Medicine Track and FutureMed Program at Singularity University and Bob Harrell, Director of Integrated Marketing, Shire Pharmaceuticals will be speaking at ePharma West to give us an idea of what the future holds for the pharmaceutical industry. This fascinating talk will explore how exponential technologies will change our world, from 3-D printing to social networking. Click here for a preview
Core tracks include those which will explore the exponential trends in Information/Data-driven and internet enabled health care, Genomics and Personalized Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, Robotics & Future Interventional approaches, NeuroMedicine, Device & Drug development, and Entrepreneurship. Talks, Workshops and site visits will be led by a mix of world class faculty from across the biomedical and healthcare spectrum. A fun video primer is here on YouTube as well as a 2 minute introduction to FutureMed and a recent 'Future of Medicine' TEDx Talk by FutureMed's Executive Director, Daniel Kraft, MD.

Singularity University was Co-Founded by Ray Kurzweil (futurist, inventor, and author of The Singularity Is Near) and Peter Diamandis (Chairman & Founder of the X-PRIZE). SU’s mission is to assemble, educate and inspire leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies, in order to address humanity’s grand challenges.

Please visit the FutureMed website to learn more and to register to attend.
-Follow FutureMed on Twitter (@FutureMedTech)
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