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Virtual Reality Meets the Operating Room: Digital Health Summer Summit Audience Experiences a Live Surgery in VR

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If you thought Virtual Reality was just something to be used at the movies or for gaming, then you need to listen to Dr. Shafi Ahmed.  Ahmed just broadcast his surgery from his operating room in a London hospital to medical students, practitioners and anyone interested in watching. At the 5th annual Digital Health Summer Summit at BIO International Convention, Dr. Ahmed recreated the experience for the audience attendees.  They downloaded an app and used Read More >

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“Sports-Related Brain Injuries: Is it Safe to Play?”

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Monday evening concluded the Brain Health track with a very engaging session titled “Sports-Related Brain Injuries: Is it Safe to Play?” It was the perfect complement to Tuesday morning’s keynote with Dr. Omalu Bennet, who discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Panelists included Carlin Senter, M.D., Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine and Orthopedics at University of California in San Francisco, David Camarillo, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering by courtesy, at Stanford University, Rebecca Ruiz, Features Writer Read More >

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Beyond the Cutting Edge: How to Enable Life Sciences Organizations Today for the Societal Challenges of Tomorrow

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In a super session at the 2016 BIO International Convention, a diverse group of panelists discussed how life sciences companies and organizations can learn to think differently and organize themselves to enable future innovation initiatives. The session, moderated by Rob Wright, chief editor of Life Science Leader magazine, touched on the challenges of fostering unconventional thinking in an environment today in which the development of new medications and other health-related interventions are happening at an Read More >

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Will Smith and Dr. Bennet Omalu talk Faith, Science and ‘Concussion’


Tuesday morning at #BIO2016 kicked off with an exciting keynote panel featuring Will Smith and Dr. Bennet Omalu. As attendees filed in to take their seats and pack the Esplanade Ballroom in the Moscone Center, palpable anticipation permeated the air. Dr. Bennet Omalu is a Nigerian-American physician, forensic pathologist, and neuropathologist who performed “the autopsy that changed football” on Mike Webster, a former NFL player. Will Smith is an actor, producer, musician and philanthropist who Read More >

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FDA Commissioner Califf to Industry at #BIO2016: Talk to Patients


Industry should work with patients and their advocates to better understand their experiences, what they’re looking for in a therapy, and their tolerance for risk, US Food and Drug Administration commissioner Robert Califf emphasized during a fireside chat at the BIO International Convention this afternoon. For the past few years FDA has been meeting with patients and patient advocates to better understand their diseases and medical problems and asking them where regulatory efforts should be Read More >

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