Health 2.0 Spring Fling: San Diego

Health 2.0 has brand new updates for the Spring Fling Conference in San Diego on March 21-22, 2010.

Even though the spring conference is quickly approaching, at Health 2.0 we are always keeping our eyes out for something new and exciting to bring to our audience. We have recently added documentaries, panels, presentations, and speakers to the agenda. You can’t afford to miss this conference. You can register here.

Health 2.0 San Diego 2011

The Health 2.0 Spring Fling Conference will focus on three themes where Health 2.0 can make a difference: making health care cheaper; the evolution of research; and prevention, wellness, exercise and food. Surrounding these three themes we have an exciting line-up of demonstrations, panel discussions, documentaries, and speakers that will both intrigue and inspire our audience.

Here are some additions to the San Diego agenda:

We have a great morning session scheduled called The Future of Research! The emergence of user-generated content, and the rise of patient involvement in Health 2.0 is radically changing research in both discovery and clinical practice. This panel may have the most impressive line-up of people changing the research process ever assembled. It includes:

  • Susan Love, the pioneering cancer surgeon behind the Army of Women clinical trial recruiting program.
  • George Lundberg, the former JAMA & Medscape Editor who’s now at Cancer Commons
    shaking up medical research publishing.
  • Gilles Frydman, of ACOR, the Founder of one of the oldest and most research savvy patient communities.
  • Josh Sommer, the young patient activist who’s building the Chordoma Foundation to accelerate specific medical research.
  • Paul Wallace, Kaiser Permanente’s lead on patient engagement and board member at the Society for Participatory Medicine.
  • Deborah Estrin, Professor of Computer Science at UCLA who’s leading very different ethnographic hands-on research studies in the inner city.

Health 2.0 always shows the most cutting edge technology demonstrations. A few of the demos you’ll see in the panel on Prevention, Wellness, Exercise and Food include; Keas (Linsey Volckmann), Shopwell (Brian Witlin) and Fooducate (Hemi Weingarten).

Also just added to the list, Will Roesenzwieg, Physic Ventures, investor in food & wellness start-ups, Abbe Don, health maven at legendary design company IDEO, and Arnie Milstein, famed medical director of the Pacific Business Group on Health, and now leading the new Clinical Excellence Research Center at Stanford.

We’ll also be highlighting winners of the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge.

Health 2.0 Developer ChallengeSan Francisco Bay Area Code-a-thon is January 29th at Google! This Code-a-thon is focused on making information easily accessible to individuals. All teams will have the chance to get their hands on newly opened API’s and both public and private healthcare data-sets. We’ll have technical talks from Roni Zeiger, Google, Sastry Nanduri, HealthTap, and Alex Tam, frog design. We are also happy to announce that the Lucile Packard Foundation has issued a challenge to benefit children with special health care needs.

Future Code-a-thons:

The Washington DC Code-a-thon will be on February 12th at Georgetown University’s Department of Health Systems Integration.

The Boston Code-a-thon will be on February 19th at the Microsoft New England Research & Development Center.

These events occur over the course of one day, bringing together developers, designers and raw data sets to build exciting new applications and tools for improving health care. Attendees quickly form teams and dive into the task of creatively designing new tools. Winning teams will get the chance to present their application in front of a distinguished group of judges at the Health 2.0 Spring Fling Confernce in San Diego, March 21-22, 2011. Registration is FREE!