It has been a while since I wrote a tutorial to Share The Wealth, so it’s about time I shared some practical (if basic) knowledge beyond reposting a link. For years I have had a pet project in the backburner: I wanted to create presentations without the need of dedicated software, commercial (like PowerPoint or Keynote), or free (like LibreOffice or OpenOffice). That way I could avoid bringing my computer to a lecture, and not worry about what computer system would be available in the auditorium.
February 18 to 23 I traveled to Orlando, Florida (USA) for the HIMSS trade show. As much as I have enjoyed the magic of Orlando parks in the past, this was a pure business trip. I am an EU citizen (Spain) living in the UK, and I took a direct flight from London to Orlando. I had recently renewed my passport and ESTA, so I should be able to enter the USA without a problem right?
Yesterday I went with my wife and son to visit the Victoria & Albert`s Museum exhibition You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970. The aim of the exhibition was quite clear: How have the finished and unfinished revolutions of the late 1960s changed the way we live today and think about the future? I was very much looking forward to visiting the exhibition. It is SO timely, and SO needed, I thought.
Under the title “Hacking Policy. Exploring Innovative Ways to Advance Policy Reform” StartupEurope has published a report listing the Policy Recommendations that came out of the Policy Hackathon in San Francisco, where my team won the competition. Download it here.
Most people I know would not consider protein structure analysis of mutations causing inheritable diseases “spare time fun”. Then again, most people I know don`t think I am like most people they know. This week I`m a “single-dad”, since my wife is traveling. So my spare time right now is almost non existent. Nevertheless, the thought of mutating a Proline into a Glycine at position 22 intrigued me, so I spent a few minutes simulating it.
Tuesday, October 11th, was day four, and last, at the Exponential Medicine Conference in San Diego. Some of the talks I enjoyed the most: Exponential Thinking & Future Predictions: Ray Kurzweil Co-founder & Chancellor, Singularity University Exponential Entrepreneurship: Zayna Khayat, PhD Lead, MaRS Health and Director, MaRS EXCITE Stephanie Marrus, MBA Entrepreneurship Center Director, UCSF Investing In The Future: Vinod Khosla Founder, Khosla Ventures Visualizing the Future of Medical Education, from VR to the OR:
Monday, October 10th was day 3 at the Exponential Medicine Conference San Diego. For me the highlights were: Bold Innovation: Peter Diamandis, MD Co-Founder, Singularity University and Founder & Chair, XPRIZE Redesigning Care: Tony Young, PhD FRCS National Clinical Director for Innovation, NHS England Bakul Patel, MBA Associate Director of Digital Health, Food and Drug Administration/Center for Devices and Radiological Health Getting the xMED Scrubs Photo on the Beach, with an awesome drone:
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