Dr. Phil Wells inspires sold-out crowd at TEDxKanata
The University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine’s very own Dr. Phil Wells spoke at a sold-out TEDxKanata event on Thursday, February 28. Four hundred guests gathered at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata for inspiration, innovation and, of course, “ideas worth spreading.”
Dr. Wells, chair of the Faculty’s Department of Medicine, presented his take on this year’s theme of IMAGINE, by challenging the audience to “Imagine Medicine with Predictive Analytics Putting a Crystal Ball in Your Hand.”
He explained that accurately and rapidly predicting health or disease for patients is critical and now the future of medicine. Dr. Wells’ predictive “Wells Models” have been making a positive difference in medicine, but they took nine years from research to implementation in practice. Today, with cloud computing, artificial intelligence, DNA sequencing, biomarkers, and wearable devices that can communicate with doctors, we now have the capacity for rapid, individualized, precision care that can see into your future.
Get inspired yourself! Watch Dr. Wells’ presentation as well as previous TEDxKanata talks.
Main photo credit: TedXKanata/Miv Photography under Creative Commons license.