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Dr. Bertalan Mesko    

Medical Futurist

Dr. Bertalan Mesko, PhD is the Medical Futurist - one of the world’s leading biotech thinkers and keynote speakers, with over 500 presentations under his belt to audiences ranging from C-suites of Fortune 100 companies to the World Future Society and Singularity University. He envisions the future of healthcare, where technological advances intersect medicine in order to prepare stakeholders for the upcoming waves of change.

Meskó has published dozens of papers in genomics, biochemistry and futuristic studies, and is a regular contributor to the World Future Society, The British Medical Journal, and Futurism.

As well, Meskó teaches medical students and professionals at Semmelweis University, a European medical school, and gives masterclasses about disruptive health technology at events such as Stanford Medicine X and Doctors 2.0 And You

He is a member of Mensa International and the World Future Society. He is also the founder of Webicina which helps patients and physicians find hand-picked medical news and advice they can trust, for free.

Speech Topics

Healthcare needs a trip to Mars

In my keynote, Healthcare needs a trip to Mars I argue that we need to create a healthcare system that would even keep an astronaut on Mars alive. We need to use our digital health technologies to make patients the point of care, to let them access their own data, to involve augmented algorithms to help make decisions on the go. That’s the only way that we can bring healthcare into the 21st century.

Key messages:

  • Patient centricity and design
  • The patient perspective
  • Future of healthcare

Science fiction in healthcare

See what it feels like to meet science fiction in your life and learn to predict which technologies will shape your industry through one simple habit: asking the what if question.

Key messages:

  • Foresight
  • The near future of healthcare
  • Practical methods for meeting science fiction

How to be a hero to save healthcare

Digital health is the cultural transformation that brings healthcare to the 21st century. Why don’t you take charge and become the hero to make it happen?

Key messages:

  • The impact of technologies on the invidual
  • The patient perspective
  • What can the average consumer do to improve healthcare

Your A.I. prescription

It is high time to describe how artificial intelligence will impact medicine and healthcare; why this change is inevitable and what we should do to prepare for working and living with it. This narrative aims to transform uncertainties regarding A.I. into a productive exchange of knowledge between humans and machines. A real deep dive.

Key messages:

  • Levels, methods and a general understand of A.I.
  • The dangers and the possibilities
  • A digestible path for A.I. in healthcare

Healthcare after COVID

Coronavirus has shattered our world and changed nearly all aspects of our lives. Life will never be the same after COVID-19. Healthcare has also been changed forever. Digital health products have played an important role in the COVID-19 response. Technologies and concepts from telemedicine through A.I. monitoring to network medicine, all came together in an attempt to try to know, understand and forecast the virus.

Key messages:

  • The pandemic’s impact on digital health
  • The cultural transformation that is lagging behind
  • The new norm after the pandemic

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