Babson College's Health and Life Sciences Club are hosting their 7th annual industry forum tomorrow. I'll be moderating a panel on social media and health care.
The panel will be at 1:15-2:45 at Knight Auditorium at Babson in Wellesley.
It's a great spread and I think we'll cover a bunch of interesting topics. We have folks from pharma, hospitals, media, and patient advocacy. If all the panelists agree, there will be an audio recording as well, which I'll share here as soon as I can.
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Social media has proven to be a powerful tool for connecting patients, caregivers and doctors. Blogs and niche social media sites are connecting patients dealing with disease and illness in a way that wasn’t possible just 10 years ago. This shift has empowered patients to take control of their health through the support of individuals in similar situations. How will these environments continue to evolve and what future role will they play in the treatment paradigm?
- Charlie Schick - Senior Web Producer, Children's Hospital Boston (Moderator)
- Tony Cotrupi - Principal, PARTNERS+simons
- "e-Patient Dave" deBronkart - Patient Engagement Consultant and co-Chair, Society for Participatory Medicine
- Ben Heywood - Co-Founder and President, PatientsLikeMe
- Shwen Gwee - Lead, Digital Strategy and Social Media, Vertex Pharmaceuticals