Speakers Doctors 2.0 & You 2015

We are proud to announce the first confirmed speakers for June 2015, as we continue to review applications and work on a brand-new program.

BESLAY Nathalie

Nathalie Beslay - Law Firm owner

As a lawyer since 1996 in France, Nathalie Beslay has developed a legal expertise in electronic health , advising institutions, pharmaceuticals, service industry, technical operators, insurance companies on the dematerialization of  health data and services. Attorney Beslay established her own law firm dedicated to health in 2003. Her expertise is based on a deep knowledge and experience of regulatory and legal constraints, on the understanding of administrative procedures, of health care professions, their challenge and risks and the understanding of applied technologies.  Nathalie Beslay is a regular speaker on the subject of eHealth and legal constraints. At Doctors 2.0, she will be prepared to answer questions about regulatory constraints on health care, social media, and web 2.0 tools.



Twitter: @face_sa

Vanessa Carter - Patient Advocacy: Facial Difference

Vanessa Carter is a facial difference patient advocate, producing, amongst others, her own blog. She is also the moderator of @hcsmSA (#hcsmSA) and has been in advertising for 18 years. Vanessa is director of Artext Medical Websites who specialize in medical website design as well as health care social media. The Artext vision is to promote the development of better patient-centered websites for the purpose of administration, education and information. Artext was nominated as top 25 entrepreneur at the NSBC awards in 2013 and is a member of the Hello Healthcare Network.



Twitter: @LarryChu

Larry Chu - Stanford Medicine x

Dr. Larry Chu is a practicing physician who runs the Anesthesia Informatics and Media (AIM) lab at Stanford University. He is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia on the faculty of the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Chu is the Executive Director of Stanford Medicine X, a conference that explores how emerging technologies advance the practice of medicine, improve health, and empower patients to be active participants in their own care. Stanford Medicine X is a "sister" conference to Doctors 2.0 & You.  Dr. Chu also studies how information technologies can be used to improve medical education; he  collaborates with researchers in simulation and computer science at Stanford regarding cognitive aids to health care outcomes. Dr. Chu has an NIH-funded clinical research laboratory where he studies opioid analgesic tolerance and physical dependence.


emmanuel fort

Emmanuel Fort - AXA-ESPCI

Emmanuel Fort is the AXA - ESPCI Chair holder in biomedical imaging. Its research activities are at the crossroads of fundamental physics research and technological innovation. He joined the Langevin Institute at ESPCI ParisTech in 2010. He is interested in imaging techniques and innovative optical sensing techniques for biomedical applications in diagnosis and therapy (from optics to photonics, including ultrasound and fluorescence). Another part of his activities is more fundamental and focuses on the analogies between quantum and classical systems. Emmanuel will speak of telehealth in India.


Tal Givoly

Twitter: @givoly

Tal Givoly - medivizor.com

Tal  Givoly is Medivizor’s co-founder and CEO and has over 25 years of systems and software development experience. Until recently, he served as Chief Scientist of Amdocs (DOX), where he headed up innovation activities across the $3B company. Before that he held leadership positions in product management, software product development, technology and innovation, and more. Tal has been “realizing visions,” both in startups from inception and in multinational corporations. Tal is also a prolific inventor with over 25 granted patents and more pending and a frequent public speaker and contributor to a variety of industry forums and standard bodies.


Thibaud Guymard - MSD (Univadis)

Thibaud Guymard manages Univadis in France, a leading online service for healthcare professionals provided by MSD. With the global team, Thibaud launched the first version of the new Univadis website and developed a social network for healthcare professionals called Comuniti. Thibaud started his career, after doing a dual master in Biology and Business at University of Rennes and IAE in France. His first job was at Saatchi & Saatchi, a global healthcare communication agency of Publicis group in Paris, before moving to the UK as Digital Strategist for Creation Healthcare, a global strategy consultancy. Thibaud is also actively involved in the French Digital Health Think Tank, "Club Digital Santé" (#hcsmeufr).


Bernadette Keefe

Twitter: @nxtstop1

Bernadette Keefe

Dr.Bernadette Keefe practiced Academic Radiology at UNC Hospitals-Chapel Hill, NC USA from 1987 until 2000 specializing in endocavitary and transplant sonography. She received medical training in New York City from 1977-1986 at Columbia’s College of Physicians & Surgeons and New York Presbyterian & Weil Cornell Medical Centers.  Since launching @nxtstop1 on Twitter, Bernadette has been involved in myriad activities: moderating with two others the #HCLDR tweet chat, participating in numerous other health chats, attending online global medical conferences (curating the hashtag of a dozen), and writing on healthcare technology, healthcare delivery, aging issues and role of social media in healthcare delivery.




Elie LOBEL is in charge of the eHealth projects department at ASIP Santé, the government agency, promoting and developing e-Health standards and infrastructure in France. Elie studied engineering in France at Ecole Centrale Paris and in the US at Cornell University, and holds a PhD in neuroimaging from University Paris Pierre et Marie Curie. Elie has been working in eHealth for fifteen years, initially taking part in the development of start-ups (Doctissimo, e(ye)Brain), and since 2009 at ASIP Santé.  Elie is working on new, secure mobile applications for healthcare professionals and will present results in an avant-premiere to participants at Doctors 2.0 & You.

http:// www.esante.gouv.fr

Jan Loh

Twitter: @Medexo_GmbH

Jan-Christoph Loh - Medexo

Dr. Jan-Christoph Loh is Medexo’s CEO. He holds an M.D. degree from the University Clinic of Ulm. After finishing his diploma in Medicine at University of Ulm, Jan worked as general and abdominal surgeon for Charité Berlin (2008 – 2011). Subsequently, he became a vascular and plastic surgeon at Vivantes Clinics in Berlin Friedrichshain. Drawn by the vision to improve patients’ medical decision-making, Jan left his position at Vivantes in 2012 and took up his current role at Medexo.


Berci Mesko

Twitter: @Berci

Bertalan Mesko - Webicina

Bertalan Meskó or Berci is  one of the most influential physicians on Social Media. On Twitter, he describes himself as a Medical futurist, geek medical doctor with PhD in genomics, founder of http://Webicina.com , speaker, blogger, university lecturer, author, consultant. An advisor to Doctors 2.0 & You and Keynote speaker extraordinaire, Berci will provide a not to be missed masterclass at Doctors 2.0 & You.



Marie Ennis-O’Connor

Marie Ennis-O’Connor is a PR consultant with a passionate interest in healthcare social media.  She is a board member and social media manager for Europa Donna Ireland -  The Irish Breast Cancer Campaign, an advocacy group that  is one of 46 EUROPA DONNA member countries across Europe. Marie is a regular contributor to Health Works Collective, partner of Doctors 2.0 & You. She is a featured blogger on Berci Mesko's Webicina, also a partner of Doctors 2.0 & You, and has been awarded  a top blogger accolade by Empowered Doctor.com and most inspiring writer by WegoHealth. Most recently she won the best health and wellness award in the Irish Blog Awards for her blog Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer. Marie is co-founder of #BCCEU, Europe's first breast cancer social media chat, and a committee member of Health 2.0 Dublin.



Twitter: @didierpittet

Didier Pittet - University of Geneva Hospitals

Professor Didier Pittet, MD, MS, is the Hospital Epidemiologist and the Director of the Infection Control Programme at the University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland. He is also Honorary Professor, London, UK; Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK, SAR) et 1st Medical School of the Fu (Shanghai). Professor Pittet serves on several editorial boards and is editorial consultant of the Lancet. Professor Pittet currently leads the First Global Patient Safety Challenge “Clean Care is Safer Care” for the WHO. He was awarded the CBE in 2007 by Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II for services to the prevention of healthcare-associated infection in the UK. Didier Pittet, MD, MS, CBE

Twitter: @jurriaanvr

Jurriaan van Rijswijk - Games for Health Europe

Jurriaan van Rijswijk is an independent producer of more than 300 (serious) games and he is a serial entrepreneur. He’s a board member of the Dutch Games Association. In 2010 he founded the Games for Health Europe Foundation, of which he is the chairman, and he is responsible for organizing the Games for Health Europe Conferences. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Monpellier Venture a company specialized in the development of corporate game strategies and the production of applied games.


F. Schneider

Twitter: @fksc_

Franck Schneider - University Hospitals of Geneva

Franck Schneider, born in Paris and graduate of the National School Louis Lumière, is today the MultiMedia and AudioVisual expert at the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG). In 1989, Franck created HUIT, a production company and laboratory to support the digital development of documentaries. He has produced and directed over 30 films for this company. In 2006, he joined the University hospitals of Geneva where he makes patient informative videos for the WebTV of HUG. Franck develops quality Social Media content for the Geneva Hospitals, particularly  patient information, with some great successes.



Twitter: @andrewschorr

Andrew Schorr - Patient Power

Andrew Schorr is Board Chair of the Patient Empowerment Network. An American and medical journalist living in Barcelona, he has been in remission from CLL since 2001 after participating in a successful phase II clinical trial. In 2012, he was diagnosed with a second cancer, myelofibrosis, and leads a normal life thanks to a new, targeted oral therapy. Andrew, a co-founder of Healthtalk.com and PatientPower.info, has been a leader in patient education since 1984. He is passionate in his belief that online programs, produced with integrity, can bring the latest information to the most remote cancer patients to help them feel part of a community and to gain access to treatments that will greatly improve their cancer journey.



Twitter: @mjseres

Michael Seres - ePatient

A healthcare social media speaker, adviser, and author born in London, Michael was diagnosed at 12 with Crohn's Disease. He studied law & politics at LSE before surgery interrupted his studies. After 20 operations and intestinal failure, Michael underwent a rare small bowel transplant in the UK.  Prior to transplant, Michael started blogging. His blog is  now the official patient blog of the Intestinal Transplant Association. Michael serves on the executive committee of Oxford Transplant Foundation. He is the patient spokesperson for national quality food standards in NHS hospitals.  Michael builds online patient communities through social media. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/bdoneglobalfamily/) and  launched the #IBDChat. He's a patient ambassador for The Patient Association, runs the patient strand of NHSSM, is a patient scholar  at Stanford Medicine X  and a UK Ambassador for Doctors 2.0 & You!


Denise Silber - Doctors 2.0 & You

Denise Silber, founder of Doctors 2.0 & You conferences, is an international digital health expert with a mission to improve life for patients. Denise created some of the earliest medical web sites and internet training courses in Europe. She participated in working groups regarding ethics and quality on several continents.  Basil Strategies, the company she founded in 2001, co-launched the first Health 2.0 conference outside the U.S., in Paris in 2010.  A Smith College graduate and Harvard MBA, Denise was named to the Legion of Honor, France's highest civil decoration, for her work in advancing international eHealth. Denise also teaches Digital Health at Essec Business School. Her publications are listed on Google Scholar and she is a Healthcare Social Media influencer.


Nicolas Terry

Twitter: @nicolasterry

Nicolas TERRY, LLM - McKinney School of Law

Nicolas Terry is the Hall Render Professor of Law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law where he serves as Director of the Hall Center for Law and Health. Educated at Kingston University and the University of Cambridge, Professor Terry’s research interests lie primarily at the intersection of medicine, law, and information technology. He serves on the US Department of Health and Human Services Health IT Policy Committee’s Consumer Workgroup. One of the permanent bloggers at Harvard Law School’s Bill of Health, his recent publications are available at http://ssrn.com/author=183691

http:// http://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/faculty-staff/profile.cfm?Id=528

Michael A. Weiss - HospitalPatient.com

Michael A. Weiss, Esq., MBA is a “Professional Patient,” by virtue of his 30-year battle with the chronic, auto-immune and incurable Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), “Crohn’s Disease.”  He is a Crohn’s Disease/chronic illness patient expert, author of the critically-acclaimed book, “Confessions of a Professional Hospital Patient” and a globally featured multi-media medical/healthcare journalist as demonstrated by his popular Blog located at HospitalPatient.com. Mr. Weiss recently created a Charitable Foundation, the “Crohn’s Disease Warrior Patrol,” which is a global Patient-to-Patient “Support” network for people struggling with various forms of IBD. At Doctors 2.0 & You 2015, Michael will record video-interviews from the patient perspective.


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