Surgery at the press of a button: Why not? In the not-too-distant future, machines will be able to handle most medical tasks. Missy Cummings talks about embracing our computerized future to advance human medical expertise.
More astounding thinkers on their way to The Kennedy Center Opera House stage this April: A
space-systems engineer on how robots could help even you be a surgeon; a biologist on how cancer evolves (bad) and a zoologist on how sex evolves (good). A storied designer unveiling a graphic “sicktionary.” A renowned storyteller on how one community saved him, and a doc known for seeing the big picture on how communities save us all. Plus, a Song-a-Day to wrap it all up. Follow the links for details and bios.
Senior Research Fellow at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
WHEN IS RESEARCH AN EXERCISE IN FERTILITY?
Director of the MIT Humans and Automation Laboratory
CAN A “COMPUTER CO-PILOT” HELP ANYONE BE A SURGEON?
Associate Professor of Computational Biology, Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
WHEN DOES 2+2= LIFE?
Author, Chairman of the Institute of Functional Medicine
IF WE CAN’T CURE THE PATIENT, CAN THE COMMUNITY DO IT?
HOW DID A GREAT MEDICAL TEAM PULL ME BACK FROM THE BRINK?
Author and Founder of Studio Monachino
IF HEALTHCARE IS REALLY SICK CARE, DO I NEED A “SICKTIONARY”?
WHAT ARE 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR DOCTOR…STUMPED?