Millennial Medicine Conference Scheduled for April 26

April 11, 2013


The Medical Futures Lab (MFL) will present its one-day symposium, "Millennial Medicine: Knowledge Design for an Age of Digital Disruption," on April 26.

Description originally posted on MFL's Symposium Page

Millennial Medicine will be a unique, one day symposium that focuses on creative solutions to the grand challenges facing medical education today. Our goal for "Millennial Medicine: Knowledge Design for an Age of Digital Disruption" is to launch a new kind of conversation about what the future of medicine should be, and how we should get there. What needs to change in medical training so that future doctors will be prepared for the global changes that are impacting medicine and other fields of higher education? How can medical education cultivate innovation and help current students succeed now and in the future?

Held in the Bioscience Research Collaborative on the campus of Rice University, Millennial Medicine will be a venue for inspiring, creative, unorthodox thinkers to share their ideas and concrete strategies for making change happen to improve medicine and medical education.

With speakers from both inside and outside of medicine, Millennial Medicine will foster a dialogue that looks for the best educational strategies of the digital age, recognizing that the most profound insights may come from outside voices. Discussion will focus on innovative teaching strategies, new metrics for assessment that capitalize on opportunities afforded by the social web, and identifying areas in need of further research.

Millennial Medicine is generously supported by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and Rice University Humanities Research Center.

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