Last week I spoke on a medical bloggers panel at the Medicine 2.0 Congress held in Toronto. The meeting was held at the MaRS Centre downtown near the University of Toronto campus and the University Health Network hospital sites.
The MaRS Centre was impressive on many levels with a clear focus on connecting the communities of the science, business and capital ventrures and collaboration among them.
This happens physically through location of research labs, companies of all sizes, business advisors, investors and professional services within the MaRS Centre and more broadly through hands-on advisory services, entrepreneurial programming, structured networks and expanding electronic community.
The meeting I think provided a solid overview of the Medicine 2.0 world. You can download the proceedings below.
For my part, I spoke as part of a medical bloggers panel and am late to reporting this compared to my colleagues on the panel who have reported on this, namely Berci Mesko at scienceroll.com and Peter Murray at hi-blogs.info who also blogged live about the rest of the meeting. More blog thoughts on the meeting can be found here. An attorney who works for IBM (Neil Seeman) discussed what attributes respected healtch care blogs posses and Sam Solomon (who is one of the few salaried bloggers in the blogosphere) and a writer in Canada encouraged physicians who blog to not do so anonymously, citing the case of Dr. Robert Lindeman which I was not familiar with.
Complete blog notes at Peter’s blog and proceedings below.