Next Monday, June 27, I’ll be doing something really fun: an evening keynote at a medical conference in Geneva, Switzerland, open to the public. If you know anyone who can get there, please invite them! It’s just 20 Swiss francs (about US$21), and simultaneous translation will be offered.
The conference is NI2016 (Nursing Informatics 2016), whose theme this year is “eHealth For All.” My talk is from 6:20 to 7:20 pm, followed at 8 by a fashion show featuring wearable technology.
The conference will provide simultaneous translation into German and French, and a delegation from China will have its own simultaneous translator.
I’ll take a moment here to mention four international editions of my signature book Let Patients Help, because of the international nature of this event – and because three translators will be present:
French, German and Chinese editions
Let Patients Help is available in eight languages, a real sign that participatory medicine is not just an American thing – it’s becoming a global movement. In addition to English, four languages are relevant to this event:
French: Impliquons les Patients!
Christine Bienvenu (right), translator of the French Kindle edition, would love to find a publisher or sponsor for a print edition. Come meet her!
- German: Lasst Patienten mithelfen! is Part 1 of the German e-patient textbook Gesundheit 2.0.
- Chinese: 请患者参与 (available only in China … this may be of interest to the Chinese delegation)
- Spanish: ¡Dejad que los pacientes ayuden! I mention this because its translators, Elia Gabarron and Luis Fernandez Luque, will also be present.
Again, if you know anyone in the area, please do invite them. Thanks!