Doctors, Disasters & Smartphone Apps

A session at SXSW Interactive 2013

Saturday 9th March, 2013

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

Scientists are predicting that climate change will increase the severity and frequency of natural disasters occurring on our planet, making the need for quick, easy, and smart resources to aid in disaster recovery more crucial than ever. What are these apps? How are they helping response teams save lives? Are health and medical apps changing physician behaviors and quality of care in crisis situations?

Dr. Dan Diamond, director of the nation's first state-affiliated medical disaster response team, routinely relies on his smartphone and medical apps to treat patients across a wide spectrum of maladies during medical rescue missions. His stories of using medical apps in the trenches will demonstrate the importance of building better mobile products for physicians that can help save lives.

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Dan Diamond

Thought Leader, www.dandiamondmd.com

Whether you are part of a corporation recovering from economic challenges, a sales team coping with reorganization or a healthcare organization adapting to shrinking resources, Dr. Dan Diamond can help. He is passionate about resuscitating teams and equipping them to make a difference... especially when resources are scarce or times are tough. He is an electrifying speaker on a mission to activate resilience with his rock solid experience and insight from the "front lines" of disasters around the globe. He was the Director of the Medical Triage Unit at the New Orleans Convention Center following Hurricane Katrina and he led one of the first medical teams into Haiti following their devastating earthquake. His stories are unforgettable and his insights will change your perspective and inspire you to live a life of significance.

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Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Sat 9th March 2013


Capitol View North, Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol

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