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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Helping Aunt Ginny: Alzheimer's, Technology & Me to

    Core Conversation on Friday 8th March

    As our loved ones age, we find ourselves taking on caregiver responsibilities, sometimes way earlier than we expected. Last year I became the sole caregiver for my Aunt Ginny who ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol View North (map)

  2. The Comfy Chair! Are We Sitting Too Much? to

    Core Conversation on Friday 8th March

    I'll bet you're sitting in a chair while reading this. In fact, the time spent sitting in chairs (office desks, cars, trains, planes, movie theaters, eating) has increased substantially over ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol View North (map)

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. Digital Primitives: The Anthropology of Social to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    From the beginning, the Internet has allowed patients and caregivers to create online communities that provide something offline communities cannot. In the case of rare genetic disorders, it is a ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol View North (map)

  2. Reimagining Health, Technology & Design to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    Future healthcare innovation success will be defined by the experience delivered to patients, caregivers, and physicians in hospitals, homes and at retail. New technologies such as mobile apps, wearable sensors, ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol View North (map)

  3. Doctors, Disasters & Smartphone Apps to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    Scientists are predicting that climate change will increase the severity and frequency of natural disasters occurring on our planet, making the need for quick, easy, and smart resources to aid ...

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  4. Mobile's Unmentionables to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    A 2011 Healthline study uncovered compelling information on internet health searches. Desktop searches covered popular health topics: cancer, weight loss, or sleep. Mobile searches were more private, often related to ...

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Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Information Overload & Health Decisions to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    Illness is complicated. The tsunami of digital information currently available to most patients and caregivers doesn't always simplify decision making, but can often make it worse. Further, the new role ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol View North (map)

  2. Isolation, Depression & Success as Entrepreneur to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    This will be a discussion and discovery of the methodology used by entrepreneurs in dealing with some of the challenges and emotions in a non-traditional work environment. As self employed ...

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  3. When DIY Diets Go Digital to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    DIY Diets are all the rage in the online space…tips once shared between friends are now broadcast to complete strangers online. From the Cabbage soup diet, to the Grapefruit diet, ...

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  4. Hacking Food & Health Research to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    Technology is radically changing our ability to understand food preferences and how what we eat impacts our health. Traditionally, companies have relied on market and clinical research to develop products ...

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Monday 11th March 2013

  1. Is Social Media Making Us Sick? to

    Core Conversation on Monday 11th March

    Social Media—Facebook, Twitter, blogs—have united the world like never before, enabling connectivity across time and place. Yet despite these assumed benefits of increased communication, research suggests that we have never ...

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  2. Brands, Bloggers & the Social Commerce Future to

    Core Conversation on Monday 11th March

    You've heard this, “A woman walks into a bar…” In our version, it's five years from now and goes: “A woman walks into a bar. She sees someone in a ...

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  3. Why Social Ads Work. Ignore Facebook Naysayers. to

    Core Conversation on Monday 11th March

    Hating on Facebook advertising is easy- especially when the media, leading advertisers & analysts come out each day saying 'Facebook advertising just doesn't work'. The complaints are familiar: you targeted ...

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  4. How to Crowdsource Your Mental Health for Free to

    Core Conversation on Monday 11th March

    Last year there were more than 36,000 suicides in the U.S., and 90% of them had a diagnosable and treatable psychiatric disorder at the time of their death. The proposed ...

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Tuesday 12th March 2013

  1. The Future of Personalized Health to

    Core Conversation on Tuesday 12th March

    Medicine and healthcare are becoming more personalized, shifting away from population-oriented, mass-market approaches that are reactive to tailored strategies and opportunities that are proactive. Linda Avey discusses personalized medicine and ...

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  2. Startup Health & Wired Present: Beg, Borrow, Steal to

    Core Conversation on Tuesday 12th March

    So many industries have been turned upside-down and inside-out with new technological innovation. From e-commerce to social media, technology has completely changed the way we live our daily lives. Innovation ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol View North (map)

  3. Its Patient First, Not Mobile First! to

    Core Conversation on Tuesday 12th March

    STOP THE MADNESS! The Patient Experience is overwhelmed with websites, commercials, brochures, support groups, mobile apps, chachkas, and other information sources - and all with no other point than often ...

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