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Posted: Nov 08, 2011

Singularity University announces dates for FutureMed 2012

(Nanowerk News) Singularity University (SU) today announced the dates for the upcoming FutureMed, a specialized executive program for physicians, healthcare executives, innovators and investors interested in exploring the impact and opportunities of rapidly developing technologies in the fields of health and biomedicine.
The intensely informative and interactive 5-day program will be held February 6-11 on the SU campus at NASA Ames Research Park, Mountain View, CA, and will include lectures, discussions, workshops and site visits, led by notable SU faculty and experts in the fields of medicine, biotechnology and innovation.
"Few fields have the potential to evolve more dramatically through disruptive, rapidly advancing technologies than healthcare," said FutureMed Executive Director Daniel Kraft MD, a Stanford and Harvard University trained physician/scientist and Chair of the SU Medicine Track. "For example, the integration of 3D printing with regenerative medicine and stem cells is emerging as cells replace ink in our printers and the possibility to develop personalized tissues and organs emerges. This is just one example of how our lives and medicine may be impacted by convergent, fast moving technologies."
FutureMed is a unique program that looks at the potential applications of low cost genomic sequencing and proteomics, ever-faster, high-resolution imaging, artificial intelligence, telemedicine, robotics, 24/7 wearable body sensors, stem cells, synthetic biology, gene therapy, and crowd sourced health data and examines how these technologies are radically changing how we think about wellness, prevention and the delivery of medical care.
FutureMed has been described by past attendees as "a mind-opening voyage into the future with the people who are creating it; absolutely incredible; and intellectually invigorating with practical business benefits."
Faculty and Speakers for the February 6-11 FutureMed Program include:
  • Peter Diamandis MD, Chairman, X PRIZE Foundation, SU Co-Founder
  • Ray Kurzweil, futurist, inventor; author of "The Singularity Is Near," SU Co-Founder
  • Dan Barry MD PhD, roboticist, NASA physician and three-time Space Shuttle Astronaut
  • Catherine Mohr MD, Director of Medical Research, Intuitive Surgical
  • Stephen Quake PhD, Professor and Co-Chair, Dept. of BioEngineering, Stanford University
  • Alex Jadad MD, Chief Innovator and Founder, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation
  • John Mattison MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente
  • David Sayen, CMS Regional Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Alan Greene MD, Pediatrician thought leader, Founder of DrGreene.com
  • Dale Bredesen MD, Professor and Founding President, Buck Institute for Age Research
  • Kevin Stone MD, Orthopedic Surgeon and Chairman, Stone Research Foundation
  • Neil Jacobstein, SU Co-Chair for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • David Ewing Duncan, Author of 'Experimental Man,' and 'Personalized Medicine Manifesto'
  • Richard Satava MD, pioneer in surgical robotics and telemedicine, Professor, Dept of Surgery, University of Washington
  • About FutureMed
    FutureMed, an executive program at Singularity University (http://www.singularityu.org), prepares physicians, health care executives, entrepreneurs, innovators and investors to recognize and leverage disruptive influences of exponentially growing technologies in the fields of medicine and healthcare. Core tracks include Information and Data-Driven Health, Internet-Enabled Healthcare, Genomics and Personalized Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, Robotics and Future Interventional Approaches, NeuroMedicine, Device and Drug Development, and Biomedical Entrepreneurship.
    To apply for FutureMed 2012, visit: FutureMed2020.com. Follow FutureMed on twitter @FutureMedTech and on Facebook.com/FutureMed
    Source: Singularity University
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