Tech is changing almost every aspect of modern life, and medicine and healthcare are no exception. New technologies are bringing quick advancement to areas that need them, and enabling rapid progress in everything from disease diagnosis to drug discovery.

Neuroscientists are continuously learning more about the inner workings of the human brain, from where consciousness originates to how neurons connect. New advances in CRISPR seem to happen every week, and it’s only a matter of time until we can write whole genomes from scratch. Prosthetics are being developed that let the wearer actually ‘feel’ sensations. Artificial intelligence is cutting the time taken to discover new drugs from years to days.

This all points to a much brighter future for medicine and healthcare than what we’re used to: more efficient, more personalized, less expensive, and with far greater potential to cure what ails us.

The Singularity Hub team is covering Singularity University’s annual Exponential Medicine Summit at San Diego’s Hotel Del Coronado this week. Our writers will bring you editorial coverage, and you can join the conversation on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

Or tune into the summit in real-time with our video livestream.

From renowned neuroscientists and surgeons to leading academics and entrepreneurs, we’ll be learning from over 70 industry experts during the next four days. Here’s a sample of the speakers in this year’s lineup:

  • Abraham Verghese MD, author and Professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford Medical School
  • Ted Goldstein PhD, Chief AI Officer at Anthem Inc.
  • Moira Gunn, host of NPR’s Tech Nation
  • Peter Diamandis, Co-founder of Singularity University and founder and chair of XPRIZE
  • Eleanor Green, Dean of the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Andrew Hessel, CEO of Humane Genomics

You won’t want to miss what these and other great minds have to say about where we are in medicine—and where we’re going.

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