Eric Topol: The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands
KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents:
"THE PATIENT WILL SEE YOU NOW:
THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE is In Your Hands"
Hosted by Brian Edwards-Tiekert
Tuesday, February 10, 7:30 PM
The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Streeet, Berkeley
$12 advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com :: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus (3 sites), Moe's, Walden Pond, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway's Books SF: Modern Times, $15 door, KPFA benefit www.kpfa.org/events
The future of medicine is here. Low-cost smartphone attachments can measure your blood glucose and blood pressure and can do almost any other lab test with merely one drop of blood. A smartphone camera can scan skin lesions and promptly let you know if a biopsy is needed. Other attachments can diagnose infectious diseases, including tuberculosis and malaria, and even test your breath or saliva for flu virus, strep throat, heart failure, and some types of cancer.
Eric Topol, a practicing cardiologist, professor of genomics, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in LaJolla, CA, and a pioneer in the field of digitized, wireless medicine, is at the forefront of this medical revolution. In 2012 he was voted #1 Most Influential Physician Executive in the U.S. His former book, The Creative Destruction of Medicine, was a national bestseller.
"Dr. Eric Topol is uniquely positioned to map out a new era of democratized medicinea time when each individual will not only have immediate access to all of their own medical data, but even generate much of it and play a principal role in their healthcare."
Sanjoy Gupta, M.D..
"Eric Topol has written a must-read manifesto for patients who feel helpless. Filled with knowledge and engaging stories, this book shows how you can harness technology to be the master of your own medical care...
I want Dr. Topol for my doctor."
Elisabeth Rosenthal, M.D., The New York Times
"...Coming from a world-class physician with a unique perspective on the rapidly
changing nature of medicine, Topol's prescription for patient empowerment is a must..."
The Hillside Club (View)
2286 Cedar St.,
Berkeley, CA 94709