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Doctors 2.0 & You – More Than A Conference

The sun shone brightly in Paris last week as attendees flocked to the stunning location of the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris for the Doctors 2.0 & You conference.

Now in its third year, this unique event, brilliantly orchestrated by the indefatigable Denise Silber of Basil Strategies, brings together doctors, patients, healthcare innovators, industry and payers in a truly participatory event to share and learn from each other.

Dr. Berci Mesko delivers his keynote address on the  future of  medicine 2.0
Dr. Berci Mesko delivers his keynote address on the future of medicine 2.0

The Doctors 2.0 agenda addresses the role of new technology in healthcare from healthcare social media best practice to innovative web 2.0 tools and mobile apps  – crucially from both the doctor and patient perspective.

Audun Utengen presented findings on the healthcare hashtag project curated by Symplur
Audun Utengen presented findings on the healthcare hashtag project curated by Symplur

I was honored to be invited to speak on both days of the conference on the proof of healthcare  social media (in the form of patient blogs and tweet chats) from the patient perspective.

My plenary session on the power of healthcare Twitter chats
My plenary session on the power of healthcare Twitter chats

This was my first Doctors 2.0 & You experience and it truly surpassed all my expectations. It is so more than a conference – it is about the exchange of stimulating ideas, the spark of creativity and the illumination of inspiration, and above all the delightful coming together of old friends and the exciting creation of new partnerships. It is Doctors 2.o & You – the must-attend event of the year and an event you really shouldn’t miss.

Dr Harris Lygidakis,  GP and Co-founder of Lumos!, the online platform for medical collaborative studies
Making friends. With Dr Harris Lygidakis, GP and Co-founder of Lumos!, the online platform for medical collaborative studies

Learn more at http://www.doctors20.com

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Doctors 2.0 &You: Crowdfunding ePatient Travel Scholarships

Crowdfunding the participation of e-Patients at an international health 2.0 conference is an exciting initiative by Basil Strategies, the organizers of the International Doctors 2.0 & You Conference .

The conference which will take place in Paris, June 6-7, 2013, is the only European event dedicated to bringing physicians and patients together to engage with web 2.0 tools and social media. Patients play a central role at the conference as advisors in the parallel sessions and as members of judging panels judging posters and exciting start-ups.

We’re bringing all the healthcare stakeholders together to make things MOVE. That’s what Doctors 2.0 & You is all about.

It is the experience, passion and commitment of engaged patients that drive innovation in the changing paradigm of healthcare. You can be part of this by contributing to the fund.  In this season of Christmas, what a great gift to give someone – the chance to play an empowered role in their own health in 2013.

Donations start as small as $10 and increase in size to reflect your contribution to funding a patient to attend the conference. You will also gain visibility for your brand through your involvement.

You can read full details here.