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Dr. Joel Selanikio, MD

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Keynote speaker Joel Selanikio is an award-winning physician, futurist, and emergency responder. His rich career background has allowed him to observe and leverage the great technological changes of our time.

Named in 2009 as one of Forbes’ “most powerful innovators”

Dr. Selanikio’s work in healthcare technology has earned him the $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainable Innovation and the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award for Healthcare.

Passionate about helping those in need, speaker Joel Selanikio has fought bravely against disease and disaster. His extensive experiences  range from working as lead physician at the IMC Ebola Treatment Center at Lunsar, Sierra Leone, to working as an officer of the Public Health Service. After the 9/11 attacks, Dr. Selanikio served as Chief of Operations for the HHS Secretary’s Emergency Command Center. In 2005, he was given the Haverford Award for Humanitarian Service for his work in treating tsunami victims in Aceh.

Consultant and speaker Joel Selanikio has served clients including Davos, UNICEF, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Google, DARPA, CNN, Fox News, and for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. He 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.

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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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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. 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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