I’ve been traveling (and recovering) enough that I’ve not blogged as much as I want. I’ll weasel out of that:-) by posting some videos. Here’s the first post.
Digital Health Days – Stockholm
(20 minute opening keynote,
tying our movement to the history
of the Nobel Prize in Medicine)
This is almost a completely new talk. Stockholm is the home of Karolinska Insitute, which is the home of the Nobel Prize. On the day before my talk, wife Ginny and I went to the Nobel Museum and looked at the exhibits about the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Trying to do the opening keynote for a two day conference in twenty minutes is a bitch of an assignment, frankly. I left 1/3 of my talk in the hotel room (not enough time) and still had to skip 1/3 of my slides. For this audience, my talk touched only lightly on my cancer story – I quickly jumped into lessons I found in the Nobel stories. My intent was to convey:
- The world truly has changed. The nature of how we know things – and can know things – is different from thirty years ago.
- Even in the best of establishment medicine, resisting change has sometimes cost us decades of progress. Beware of this. Be open to new realities.
- Patients are the ultimate stakeholder. They have the most at stake, and can contribute real value in new ways.
My voice starts out dry and scratchy – speakers, don’t forget to hydrate! (Subscribers, if you can’t see the video, click here to view it online)
Other resources from the event:
- Other videos from the event – plenary speeches (all 20 minutes) and hallway interviews, including
- Conference website: Digital Health Days
- The #dhd14 Twitter feed and analytics on Symplur
(I was blown away by how fast the videos were posted! My talk was at 9:30 a.m. and it was edited, with slides, and posted on YouTube by lunch! The conference world has much to learn from this AV team from FKDV.se)