Quantified Self and the Future of Health

We here at Quantified Self Labs wanted everyone to know that tonight (Feb 7th, 2012) Gary Wolf will be speaking in San Diego on a panel with Dr. Eric Topol, Larry Smarr and Dr. Joseph Smith about “Quantified Self and the Future of Personal Health.”

The panelist for the event include:

Gary Wolf is the co-founder of The Quantified Self, a global collaboration among users and makers of self-tracking tools. His is also a contributing editor at Wired magazine, where he writes regularly about the culture of science and technology. His work has appeared The Best American Science Writing (2009) and in The Best AmericanScience and Nature Writing (2009). In 2010, he was awarded the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism prize. In 2005-2006 he was a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University.

Larry Smarr is the founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), a UC San Diego/UC Irvine parnertship, and hold the Harry E. Gruber professorship in Computer Science and Engineering at UCSD’s Jacobs School. Dr. Smarr has recently been profiled by Xconomy about his ‘10-Year Quest for Quantified Health

Dr. Joseph Smith is the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Science Officer of the West Wireless Health Institute, Dr. Joseph M. Smith leads initiatives to identify and accelerate the use of health care innovations and technologies to advance the Institute’s mission of lowering health care costs.

Dr. Smith has an extensive career at the intersection of clinical medicine and engineering. Prior to joining the Institute, he was most recently Vice President of Emerging Technologies for Johnson & Johnson in their Corporate Office of Science and Technology. He also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Guidant / Boston Scientific, Cardiac Rhythm Management.

Dr. Eric Topol is an innovator and pioneer in the fields of wireless medicine and genomics. In addition to his serving as Vice Chairman of the West Wireless Health Institute, he is the Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, a National Institute of Health funded program of the Clinical and Translational Science Award Consortium. He is also Professor of Genomics at The Scripps Research Institute; Chief Academic Officer and holder of the Gary and Mary West Chair of Innovative Medicine at Scripps Health; and, a Senior Consultant cardiologist practitioner at Scripps Clinic. Dr. Topol has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, named as one of the 12 “Rock Stars of Science” in GQ, Top 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare in 2011, and is recognized by the Thomson-Reuters Institute of Scientific Information to be in the Top 10 cited biomedical researchers in medicine in the past decade. He is also the author of the recently released book, Creative Destruction of Medicine.

Although this event has been sold out for those in the San Diego area, CALIT2 is able to stream a live webcast of the event. If you would like to tune in please set your calendar reminders for 7PM PST and follow the instructions below. Once you’ve downloaded the appropriate software be sure to tune into the live stream at: http://calit2.net/webcast

Calit2 On-Demand Streaming in Windows Media 

Calit2 webcasts require Microsoft’s Windows Media Player or compatible software and a broadband Internet connection.  Our typical webcast stream runs at 512kbps at 640×480 pixels.

All Windows PC users should have a built-in version of the player, or click here to download the latest version.  (Our webcasts require Version 9 or higher)
[Troubleshooting Windows Media Streaming]

Mac users can download a free software program called Flip4Macthat will allow their Quicktime player to play back Windows Media formats.

Troubleshooting playback on a Mac?http://www.flip4mac.com/support_wmv.htm

In Linux-based environments, free open-source multimedia players such as MPlayer and Xine can be used with the correct codecs installed.

We will also be taking questions via twitter during the event. Please use the #FHSD hashtag if you would like to ask the panelists a question during the Q & A period.

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2 Responses to Quantified Self and the Future of Health

  1. dale says:

    will or has this event be recorded and archived for on demand viewing?

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