Millennial Medicine: Knowledge Design for an Age of Digital Disruption


The first edition of Millennial Medicine will be held at the BioScience Research Collaborative in Houston, Texas on April 26th.

Millennial Medicine arises from the urge of The Medical Futures Lab (MFL) to make medicine better and more efficient. The MFL focuses on the understanding the evolution of medicine and technology with the end goal of being able to predict the future of medicine, thereby being able to successfully prepare the future generation of physicians for novel challenges in the field of health and medicine.

The 1-day symposium will focus on how medicine should be and how to get to a new state of medicine practice. As we all know, digital technology is reshaping the future of healthcare; developments in the field of personalized medicine, genome sequencing, privacy and professionalism in social media and the quantified self are hot topics that will be addressed during the day. The importance of adequate training for future doctors will also be addressed. Medical students need to be sufficiently prepared for the shift in the way medicine will be perceived by society over the years to come, and medical schools need to cultivate these issues in their educational programs.

Millennial Medicine has a remarkable line-up of fascinating, innovative and influential speakers. Among them Eric Topol, cardiologist and author of “The Creative Destruction of Medicine”, Louise Aronson, doctor and author of “A History of the Present Illness” and Alexa Miller, educator, consultant and expert in aligning medical training with visual art.

The Symposium will be the perfect opportunity to join creative and unorthodox thinkers and learn more about changing medicine and medical education. Join the conversation on April 26th!

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Based in Amsterdam, Roberta graduated from Erasmus University in Health Economics, Policy and Law in 2011. During her academic path, she focused on researching the socio-economic inequalities in health care utilization in the rural areas of India. Over the past year, she has worked at Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, analyzing new disruptive patterns within the global health system -ranging from health systems to start-up business models. Over the past six years she has been working for a Dutch publishing firm as Marketing Manager and Executive Editor. Roberta is passionate about health innovations, disruptive change in developing countries, social media and photography. She is a lover of good food, travels, old movie theaters… and Apple.