Kevin Stewart, Managing Partner State and Local Government, GIS Inc. talks about technology that is in place in cities and states to track and control vector borne diseases like the Zika virus, how important citizen engagement is for reporting problems, and value of maps for raising awareness and educating populations at risk.
Dr. Steve Steinhubl Director of Digital Medicine, the Scripps Translational Science Institute talks about the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program that will be officially launched this fall to recruit 1 million people in the most ambitious medical research program in US history. The goal is to create a rich data base feed by genetic information and patient data collected using smart phones and sensors to help define the new model for the future of healthcare.
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Jonathan Dotson host of The Ability Show talks about the impact of the Paralympics in London 2012 and the anticipation for the upcoming Paralympics in Rio in September. Jonathan is wheel-chair bound and knows how important participation in competitive sports is for those who are disabled.
Penny Wing, CEO and Founder, Brojure talks about her start-up that gives hospice patients the ability to create multi-media presentations that can be shared and enhanced by friends and family.
John Audette, Co-Founder and President, Amplion talks about how biomarkers are starting to be used by pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies to create more effective drug treatments and tests that use liquid biopsies for early detection of cancer.
Sonny Beech, Senior Business Development, GIS Inc. talks about the reasons indoor navigation has been slow to catch on, how the technology that tracks sensors or smart phones indoors is being used for emergency response training, and innovative uses for tracking patients and caregivers in care facilities to spot troubling trends and ways to improve service.
Eric Klasson, CEO, Snaptrends talks about listening to social media to look for smarter ways to deploy first response resources in times of emergency. He also talks about social media tracking and Esri GIS tools that are being put into place to track the spread of the Zika virus through people who attend the Olympics in Rio.
Chad Minteer, Mobile GIS Software Solutions Manager, Electronic Data Solutions talks about mosquito and other vector control efforts that are being aided by GIS tools, using geographic visualization to inform about threats to health like the Zika virus, and who is reporting and has access to mosquito activity data.
Katija Lamia PhD is an assistant professor at The Scripps Research Institute and doing research into the connection between circadian clocks and metabolic disease and cancer. Her research has revealed that there are different internal biological clocks that govern every organ which might influence chronic diseases, weight gain and effectiveness of drugs.
Corinna Davidson, patient advocate, talks about her struggles with United Healthcare to get recommended care services for her husband with ALS, a neurodegenerative disease. Corinna reveals what she has learned about the lack of transparency and oversight for insurance companies when they are making life or death decisions.
Carey Kauffman, CEO, Well Self 360 talks about the value of volunteers and the different roles they can play in the healthcare system, finding support groups for a wide range of disease states, and extending the care team to include family, friends, co-workers, and care givers.
Andrew Su PhD is Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine at the Scripps Research Institute and leader of the Su Lab looking at ways to apply bioinformatics approaches to biological discovery. Andrew talks about the tools the lab is developing to engage citizen scientists in discrete tasks that can be handled uniquely by humans and not computers.
Dr. Glenn Wollman, medical guide and host of the Magical Medical Tour reveals there is no code for a death related to human error, on the public safety need to track and understand the cause of medical errors that result in death, and how patients need to educate themselves as the best defense against preventable errors.
Paddy Barrett, MD is a clinical scholar at the Scripps Translational Science Institute, host of the podcast The Doctor Paradox, and co-author of an article in The Lancet on the 200th anniversary of the invention of the stethoscope. Paddy talks about the early resistance to the use of the stethoscope, advancements in mobile ultrasound devices, and benefits for doctors and patients to see real-time pictures and not just depend on faint sounds heard only by the highly trained.
Ray Kingman, CEO and Founder, Semcasting talks about how healthcare and insurance companies are using a more data driven approach to create and place ads in order to find patients, caregivers and doctors across all devices at the best time and place. Ray also explains how privacy of patients is assured while for example, using public information to identify and target consumers who are close to a specific hospital or doctor's office.
Amy Blatt, biologist and international expert in geography, GIS and public health and author of Health, Science and Place: A New Model talks about the need to include where a person lives, works, and plays to understand their health, how geo-spatial medicine experts look at mass gatherings and the Rio 2016 Olympics, and that volunteered geographic health information is a big part of the citizen science movement.
Paul Coates PhD, Director of the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) talks about why dietary supplements are considered food by the FDA and what that means for consumers, changing attitudes about the effectiveness of supplements including botanicals, and opportunities for nutrigenomics where research is focusing on identifying interaction between nutrients and the genome.
Dr. Thomas Cowan, holistic physician and author and founder of Dr. Cowan's Garden Powders on the need for eating roots, leaves and flowers from vegetables, why diversity in our diets matters, and lessons learned from traditional eaters who ate a wide range of seasonal vegetables. Dr. Cowan has created these vegetable powders to help people get more of the health benefits that plants have to offer in a convenient and potentially sneaky way.
Stuart Tomc, Vice President Human Nutrition, CV Sciences on the consumer market for hemp-derived CBD oil as well as possibilities for pharmaceutical-grade cannabidiol extracts. With the relatively recent discovery of the central regulatory system called the Endocannabinoid System in the human body, Stuart talks about the promise of CBD to address a wide range of conditions.
Dr. Este Geraghty, Chief Medical Officer and Health Solutions Director, Esri on working with international health organizations to apply spatial analysis to address emergencies, the spread of epidemics, and preventable diseases. Este also previews topics that will be included in the Esri International Users Conference June 27-July 1, 2016 in San Diego.
Nick Macchione, Director, Health and Human Services Agency, San Diego County, CA on the diversity of the population in San Diego with it's 4 distinct weather zones and threats of fires, extreme heat and earthquakes. Nick reveals how gathering data from a wide range of sources and using GIS data and predictive analytics is allowing them to see data-driven improvements in the health and safety of the citizens most at need.
Chris Fulcher PhD Director of the Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems, Division of Applied Social Sciences, University of Missouri talks about the development of the Community Commons online tool using open data from federal and local sources to address Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA). Applying GIS and data visualization provides the kind of granularity needed to understand the complexity of the health of a community.
Dr. Lidia Schapira, Editor-in-Chief Cancer.net and Fergal McGovern CEO Visible Thread on the challenge of getting patients and caregivers accurate health information that is accessible and understandable. Lidia and Fergal provide thoughtful observations about the challenges of providing accurate cancer related information to an international online audience on Cancer.net which was created by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Andrew Schroeder PhD, Director of Research and Analysis, Direct Relief discusses the global spread of Zika and other mosquito borne viral diseases, impact of climate change on insects, and using real-time maps to prevent and mitigate epidemics by getting medicine to the right place at the right time.
Dr. Nancy Hardt drew on her experience as an OB/GYN and pathologist to map at risk neighborhoods in Gainesville, FL in coordination with the Sheriff to identify the correlation between domestic violence and health of the population with reflections on how location visualization can reveal surprises and promote cooperation.