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The future of global healthcare

Dr. Joel Selanikio, MD

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Physician, futurist, and innovator

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“I never felt more satisfaction in any decision than on the one to bring Joel on board; he gave a fantastic talk to more than 1500 people, nearly the entire group of attendees.”

George Dodge, Director, Orthopedic Research Society See all references
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Keynote speaker Joel Selanikio is an award-winning physician, futurist, and emergency responder. He has consulted multiple industries with his knowledge around healthcare, global healthcare, and the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Joel Selanikio's rich career background has allowed him to observe and leverage the tremendous technological changes of our time while offering insight to companies to stay relevant.

Why book speaker Dr. Joel Selanikio?

  • Dr. Joel Selanikio engages audience members to think differently about the future of health, the intersection of health, technology, and business. He provides fresh ideas about the progression of the health care industry and how to stay up to date with relevant industry information.
  • Speaker Dr. Joel Selanikio understands the origin of current trends and the implication of recent advances. He includes healthcare, the pharmaceutical industry, global health, and humanitarian work in his keynotes.

Speaker Dr. Joel Selanikio is a physician, TED speaker, inventor, emergency responder, and consultant working in the fields of technology, healthcare, artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship, social innovation, big data, child health, and disaster response.

A founding member of the World Health Organization’s Digital Health Roster of Experts, he is the winner of both the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award for Healthcare and the $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainable Innovation for the development of the Magpi mobile data collection system, the first cloud-based application created for global health and international development.

Dr. Selanikio has consulted and spoken at Davos, Foo Camp, WHO, UNICEF, IFRC, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Google, DARPA, CNN, Fox News, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Royal Society of Medicine, and for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry – and has been profiled by the Guardian, Wired, Forbes, TED, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, the BBC, NPR, Information Week, and the Washington Post, among many other publications.

An emergency responder and former CDC epidemiologist and outbreak investigator, he was the lead physician at the IMC Ebola Treatment Center at Lunsar, Sierra Leone. In 2020, Dr. Joel Selanikio is also able to inform any organization with knowledge surrounding the global epidemic of the Coronavirus.

As an officer of the Public Health Service, Dr. Selanikio served as Chief of Operations for the HHS Secretary’s Emergency Command Center after the 9/11 attacks. Joel was given the Haverford Award for Humanitarian Service for his work in treating tsunami victims in Aceh.

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Artificial Intelligence, Big Data & Health

Speaker Joel Selanikio discusses, from a 100 year perspective of technological development, the advent of big data and now, artificial intelligence with a focus on the effect on patients, clinicians, and society.

Audience takeaways:

  • This topic helps the audience to see past the buzzwords and hype to understand what is happening, how it came to be, and what we can expect in coming years from these transformative developments.
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Consumerization of Health

Speaker Joel Selanikio discusses the technological advances of the last 100 years, leading to a coming era of greater consumer control, and choice within health, and healthcare

Audience takeaways:

  • This topic explains why the advent of big data and AI means that this is about to change, dramatically changing our ideas about health.
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Global Health in the Age of AI

Speaker Joel Selanikio discusses the advent of artificial intelligence, and its likely effect on the health of global populations, based on more than two decades of experience working in the world’s poorest countries.

Audience takeaways:

  • This topic provides deep insight into how this will change access to health expertise.
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Collaboration in Science and Medicine

Speaker Joel Selanikio discusses previous failures in collaboration in science, and how modern technologies, including the mobile phone and the internet, are bringing a golden age of collaboration in science and medicine.

Audience takeaways:

  • This topic tackles the very real consequences when collaboration is not possible, or not pursued — and discusses the dramatic increase in science and medicine collaboration made possible by recent technological advances.
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Running the Hot Zone: Life in the Ebola Ward

Speaker Joel Selanikio describes his 6 week stint running an Ebola treatment center in Lunsar, Sierra Leone, during the heart of the 2014-2015 West African Ebola epidemic.

Audience takeaways:

  • He explains his exhaustion, organization, management, teamwork, humor and empathy all play a role in motivating a team to risk their lives every day to provide care to the stricken.
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Joel Selanikio: The surprising seeds of a big-data revolution in healthcare

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References

“I strongly recommend Dr. Joel Selanikio as an extraordinary speaker. Bayer, Portugal had Dr. Selanikio on two occasions in Portugal to speak about collaboration and its impact on society and science advances. In both talks he managed to capture the audience’s attention in a most entertaining, fresh, and interesting way.

Isabel Fonseca Santos

Medical Director

“He was just incredible from the beginning of our conversations, to the event presentation, to the post event engagement with the audience. A wonderful professional to deal with. I would engage Joel at the next opportunity I have.”

Ramon Vega

Senior Director, Biogen

“If you need inspiration, education and entertainment, Joel covers all three. He was a keynote speaker at the Irish Health Research Board conference on Big Data in Health, the opportunities and challenges ahead. He did not speak to our audience, he brought them on a journey. First we went back in time. This was to ground our understanding of how far we have come in the world of data, big data and AI. Through clever examples and recent research papers he demonstrated the growth and potential of big data and AI for health. If you asked anyone in our audience, they would say it was an incredible journey.”

Gillian Markey

Communications Manager, Health Research Board

“Joel gave an outstanding presentation at our annual partners’ meeting in 2017, speaking to the top 200 leaders in our company. His vision of the impact technology will have on healthcare was compelling ... I’d highly recommend Joel for anyone who is looking for a speaker that will present a compelling vision of the future of healthcare.”

John Bienko

Principal, ZS Associates
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5 out of 5 stars

“I never felt more satisfaction in any decision than on the one to bring Joel on board; he gave a fantastic talk to more than 1500 people, nearly the entire group of attendees.”

George Dodge, Director, Orthopedic Research Society See all references

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