I will be holding a salon-style workshop in San Diego to Nov 14, to take an interdisciplinary look at the "Science of the Individual" looking at some of the issues of personalization and patient-centered design, particularly in light of innovations in genomics and personalized medicine. http://tomscabana121114.eventbrite.com
I'm holding this in conjunction with Nancy Tomich, managing editor of the Institute for Federal Health Care, which has been holding roundtables and workshops for a decade in the DC area http://www.fedhealthinst.org/ Prior to that, Nancy was editor of US Medicine, who covered the original development of DHCP and CHCS from their earliest inception, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv35OmVIkc4
Participants will include authors David Brin (Existence, The Transparent Society) Vernor Vinge ( Rainbow's End, and who coined the term Technological Singularity), Heather Wood Ion, with whom I wrote Creating an Epidemic of Health inspired by Jonas Salk's thinking (Dr. Salk gave Heather is personal journals)
Nancy Tomich and I are teaming up to launch a new series of workshops/roundtables that will be doing a "deep dive" into the foundations of health informatics. I am particularly interested in understanding some of the mathematical foundations of the MUMPS/FileMan/metadata issues that seem to pop up repeatedly in database design, genomics, semantic web, open systems, evolutionary designs, and organizational issues. If anyone is interested in this event, let me know...