The Convergence of Digital Technologies to Create Better Health Care
Pathologist of the Year and Spotlight Event
Sunday, October 13
Attend this exciting event to hear Eric J. Topol, a premier cardiologist, genetic researcher, and technologist, as he speaks about his vision of the future of health care. As a leader in the movement to modernize medical treatment through the latest technology, Dr. Topol is creating new, more effective ways to treat patients—ways that will dramatically bring down the costs of health care.
Dr. Topol’s new book, The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care discusses his insights about how social networking, smart phones, and connectivity will change the medical field. Now with powerful new tools to sequence each individual’s whole genome and the unparalleled convergence of technology, a new window into what makes us tick, what makes us an individual is created. Consumers have the unprecedented capacity to take control of their own individual information and revolutionize medicine.
Dr. Topol is also a leading medical researcher in the area of genomics, where his work has led to the discovery of the genes that increase risk of heart attack. He has pioneered new drugs and new advances in the treatment of heart disease. Furthermore, Dr. Topol is working to bring a new kind of medicine into widespread practice: specifically-designed treatments based on the individual’s unique genetic structure. This innovative approach, combined with the latest in medical technology, opens up a world of highly personalized treatment, better care, reduced need for hospital beds, and lower costs for everybody. Join Dr. Topol as he shares his vision of patient care in the future.
“Most influential physician executive in health care.”
– Modern Healthcare magazine
[one of the 12] “Rock stars of science”
– GQ magazine
“Doctor of the decade.”
– Institute for Scientific Information
This course will be streamed live during CAP ’13. Learn more about how to participate. Please note that CME will not be offered for viewing a session via live streaming.