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Stanford University: Call for Presenters

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Call for Submissions is Open

Dear Friend of Medicine X,

Don't miss your chance to present at Medicine X 2015! With only four weeks left to submit your proposals, start your submission today.

Stanford Medicine X is the leading patient-centered conference on emerging technology and medicine. During Medicine X 2014, over 50,000 tweets were generated by approximately 4,600 unique contributors. These tweets (and re-tweets) generated 169 million social media impressions that reached 4.2 million unique individuals worldwide. In addition, #MedX trended #1 on Twitter in the United States on both Friday, September 5, and Saturday, September 6. On Saturday alone, the conference generated 17,000 tweets, which is the highest-ever number of tweets per day at Medicine X.

Who attends Medicine X? Delegates included attendees from throughout the country and around the world, in addition to a global online viewership representing more than 60 countries. Major media outlets that have covered Medicine X over the past three years include CNN, The New York Times, Bloomberg News, The Economist, Time Magazine, Wired Magazine, Popular Science, Elsevier Japan, and TechCrunch. Medicine X is a conference designed for everyone. Whether you're a patient, physician, researcher or technologist, Stanford University's Medicine X conference is a premier venue to present your work to the world.

There are many exciting ways for you to participate in the conference as a presenter and we hope you will consider completing a submission. The options include:

  • Oral Presentation
  • Poster Presentation
  • Panel Discussion
  • Technology Hub Exhibit
  • Workshop

The opportunity to share your work at Medicine X ends on February 14, 2015. Please complete your abstract submission through the Stanford Medicine X website today.

We hope to see you at Stanford September 25-27, 2015 for another amazing conference experience! Also, please stay tuned for upcoming announcements about MedX | Ed, a new two-day conference from Medicine X that will focus on the future of medical education (September 23-24, 2015.)


Larry Chu, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine
Organizing Chairman, Stanford Medicine X


Begin your Submission

ATSDR Webinars

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ATSDR Safeguarding our Communities from Harmful Chemicals: A Five-Part Webinar Series

RegisterThe American Public Health Association and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are proud to co-sponsor a five-part webinar series highlighting the vital work of the ATSDR. The series explores the Agency's role as an integral partner in: determining chemical threats; supporting communities with their environmental health concerns; protecting children and vulnerable populations; and supporting the specific needs of Native Tribes.

Part I – Introducing ATSDR
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EST
Don't miss the start of the series! Introducing ATSDR provides a broad overview of the invaluable contributions ATSDR has made over the past years – from who they are to how they work to protect our communities from harmful chemical exposures. This is a webinar not to miss! Register Today.

Welcome and Moderator:
Georges Benjamin, MD, executive director
American Public Health Association

Welcome and Introduction:
Patrick Breysse, PhD, CIH, director
National Center for Environmental Health
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Office of Noncommunicable Disease, Injury and Environmental Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

James Stephens, PhD, acting deputy director
National Center for Environmental Health
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Office of Noncommunicable Disease, Injury and Environmental Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Suzanne Condon, MS
associate commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
director, Bureau of Environmental Health

This webinar was funded through cooperative agreement U38OT000131 between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Public Health Association. The contents of this webinar are solely the responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of the American Public Health Association or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


New MERS Fact Sheet

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New MERS fact sheet available
The Get Ready campaign has created a new fact sheet to help Americans understand Middle East respiratory syndrome. The free two-page fact sheet, available on the Get Ready website, explains the basics of the disease at an easy-to-read level.

First detected in Saudi Arabia in 2012, more than 800 cases of MERS had been laboratory-confirmed as of July 4, according to the World Health Organization. The first two cases of MERS were imported by travelers to the U.S. this spring.


Public Education, Outreach and Application Assistance

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Public Education, Outreach and Application Assistance


Using the Health Reform Monitoring Survey and state-level interviews, this paper identifies effective strategies to educate uninsured consumers about available health coverage assistance and to help them enroll. Researchers describe promising state practices, such as Kentucky insurance brokers' targeting of firms that do not offer coverage, enrolling workers at those companies into Marketplace plans; 46 percent of America's subsidy-eligible uninsured work for similar employers that do not offer insurance. The report emphasizes the importance of continuing to fund hands-on application assistance.


Find the full article HERE


Medicaid on the Eve of the Affordable Care Act

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Medicaid on the Eve of the Affordable Care Act: What are the Research Priorities?

Indiana University, Urban Institute
The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University and the Urban Institute cosponsored a conference in November 2013 to identify high-priority research questions and gaps in our knowledge related to changes in the Medicaid program occurring under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This summary of the conference proceedings includes a status report on the major policy changes that occurred around the country in Medicaid under the ACA and during the 2013 open enrollment period, and an assessment of pressing research questions on topics related to Medicaid, including opportunities in enrollment and coverage; quality of care and outcomes; access to care; and cost impacts

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