A Conversation with Thomas Goetz and Susannah Fox

Date: April 23, 2010

Location:
Pew Internet & American Life Project
1615 L Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

Description:

DDB Issues & Advocacy and the Pew Internet & American Life Project are co-sponsoring a conversation with Thomas Goetz and Susannah Fox at the Pew Research Center on April 23rd from 2:00 to 3:30 pm.

About the Panel

Susannah Fox is the Associate Director of Digital Strategy at the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, where she studies the cultural shifts taking place at the intersection of technology and health care.

Thomas Goetz is the executive editor of Wired Magazine and author of The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine.

In his book, Goetz catalogs the recent advances (and setbacks) in medicine & personal health, but also maps out the possibilities for how things could get better. He does this so convincingly that you can’t believe it’s not already taking root: clear labeling on drugs & food, passive tracking of our exercise routines, open access to our health data. Fox's perspective is based on her recent reports about how patients use the internet to gather and share health information, often supplementing health professionals' advice with peer advice. Together they will discuss the latest trends in participatory medicine, social media, and health care.

For more information visit the Pew Internet & American Life Project's Web site.

For media inquiries, email april.matson@ddbissues.com 

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