Opening Session Speaker
Sunday, November 17
Dave deBronkart, known on the internet as e-Patient Dave, is the author of the highly rated Let Patients Help: A Patient Engagement Handbook. After beating stage IV kidney cancer in 2007 he became a blogger, health policy advisor and international keynote speaker. An accomplished speaker in his professional life before cancer, he is today the best-known spokesman for the patient engagement movement, attending over 200 conferences and policy meetings internationally in the past two years, including testifying in Washington for patient access to the medical record under Meaningful Use.
A co-founder and board member of the Society for Participatory Medicine, e-Patient Dave has appeared in Time, U.S. News, USA Today, Wired, MIT Technology Review, and the HealthLeaders cover story “Patient of the Future,” and his writings have been published in the British Medical Journal, the Society for General Internal Medicine Forum, and the conference journal of the American Society for Clinical Oncology. In 2009 HealthLeaders named him and his doctor to their annual list of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better.”
Dave’s TED Talk Let Patients Help has gone viral, in the top half of the most viewed TED Talks of all time, approaching a half million views; volunteers have added subtitles in 26 languages, indicating the global appeal of his message, and in 2012 the National Library of Medicine announced that its capturing his blog in its History of Medicine Division.
Closing Session Speaker
Wednesday, November 20
Mary Czerwinski is the Research Area Manager of the Visualization and Interaction Group at Microsoft Research. Her research focuses on designing novel information visualization and interaction techniques for a wide variety of devices, display sizes and applications. Much of Czerwinski's work focuses on improved designs for managing interruptions, multitasking and group awareness. Some of her most recent published work includes “Visual Feedback on Nonverbal Communication: A Design Exploration with Healthcare” and “MoodWings: A Wearable Biofeedback Device for Real-Time Stress Intervention.”
She is currently serving as Co-Chair for Pervasive Health 2013, the International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, and is a member of the Computing Research Association Advisory Board of Directors.
Czerwinski is a distinguished scientist of the ACM, and was awarded the SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award in 2010. She has a long record of exemplary service to the HCI community, serving in many roles on the committee for various SIGCHI-sponsored conferences, notably CHI and UIST. She also served on the SIGCHI Executive Committee from 2001 to 2009, including two consecutive terms as Executive Vice President. Czerwinski, who is involved in supporting academia, sits on university advisory boards at the Indiana University School of Informatics, Indiana University Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Georgia Tech GVU Center, and PhD student dissertation committees.
Prior to joining Microsoft Research, Czerwinski managed the usability group in the interactive media division of Microsoft and previously led user research groups at Compaq and Johnson Space Center. She has been an affiliate member of the Psychology Departments at the University of Washington and Rice University, and sits on several academic and professional advisory boards.
Czerwinski holds a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Indiana University in Bloomington.