On 18 September, Horizon CDT students Lorena Macnaughtan and Pepita Barnard Stringer collaborated to lead a digital health workshop at Medicine X 2016, an annual international flagship conference that catalyses new ideas about the future of medicine and health care, and explores how emerging technologies will advance the practice of medicine, improve health, and empower patients to be active participants in their own care. In 2016, the event attracted over 700 delegates from 69 countries.
Lorena (2010 cohort) and Pepita (2014 cohort) delivered an interactive session entitled ‘What do I want for my Genomic Life?”, on the final day of the conference. The workshop focused on patient medical data and genomic information, and people’s basic perceptions and ongoing engagement with their complex personal health records. The workshop abstract is available here: medicinex.stanford.edu/conf/conference/event/662
Above: Horizon CDT students Pepita Barnard Stringer (left) and Lorena Macnaughtan (right) after delivering their Medicine X 2016 workshop.
Each year Medicine X is held at Stanford University and Silicon Valley in California. This is Lorena’s second successive workshop at Medicine X, as she was also accepted to deliver an Oral Ignite! digital health talk on ‘Vantage Points and the silent rise of the empowered patients‘ at the conference in 2015.