Hacking Health and Our Bodies – 2018 SXSW Programming Trends

Each year, different trends emerge from SXSW programming and act as identifiers for where we’re at and where we’re headed. From the 12 significant trends identified by the SXSW Programming Team for the 2018 event, Hacking Health and Our Bodies highlights a new era of healthcare allowing us to better understand our bodies and drive innovation for the next generation. Learn more about this trend and related-SXSW sessions below that we think will spark conversation this March.

Hacking Health and Our Bodies Trend

A medicine revolution is in action creating the foundation for a fundamental shift in healthcare from reactive to predictive. The increasing integration of technology with our bodies keeps us aware of our daily and future health and helps us have a deeper understanding of the matter we are made of. From hacking our own genome to building medicines that are as unique as our DNA, we are gaining a better and personalized insight to the human body allowing us to heal ourselves faster from the inside out.

During the session Body Computing, Security & Human Safety, Michael Chertoff, Dr. Leslie Saxon, and Beau Woods dive into a critical discussion of the future of patient care, safety, and security as technology becomes part of our health and the human body. Learn how social media can be used to reduce drug development timelines, costs, and accelerate access to new treatment options in the session Disrupting Drug Development through Crowdsourcing led by Larry Saltzman and Kent Thoelke.

With new ways to capture and understand health information, modern initiatives are sharing their findings with those that matter most: people. Discover the Empowering People to Own Their Health Data session as Scott Jung, Scarlet Shore, Robert Califf, and Bray Patrick-Lake explore how to bridge the gap between clinical research and clinical care and empower people to understand and manage their health. Inside Genomics: Your Future, Your Fate session will discuss the power of genomics and how deploying wide-spread genetic testing could benefit our future selves, personalize healthcare, and impact the next generation.

Find out more about how today’s medical-experts are changing the way we look at the future of health and our bodies. Add these sessions to your 2018 SXSW Schedule. Stay tuned for more programming announcements through March.

Hacking Health and Our Bodies Session Highlights

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