USC Body Computing Conference in Los Angeles convenes top influencers and entrepreneurs worldwide to demo and unveil new digital health solutions

October 2, 2014

Contact: Meg Aldrich at (626) 825-0309 or meg.aldrich@med.usc.edu

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT:
The University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC), part of Keck Medicine of USC, hosts the 8th Annual USC CBC Conference. The one-day summit convenes some of the most influential people and companies in digital health, industrial design, patient advocacy, as well as Academy Award winners, “Big Data” experts, and leading investors to discuss and showcase the latest innovations in digital health and patient empowerment.

WHEN:
Friday, October 3, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Full agenda here: http://uscbodycomputing.org/

WHERE:
Town and Gown Ballroom
University of Southern California
665 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0871
Parking is available in Parking Lot 2 off Figueroa Street – use McCarthy Way entrance
High profile vehicles, use Pardee Way entrance, corner of Exposition Blvd. and Figueroa St.
MAP: web-app.usc.edu/maps/

WHO:
Leslie Saxon, M.D., cardiologist and founder/executive director of USC CBC
Hoby Darling, CEO of Skullcandy
Sonny Vu, founder of MisFit Wearables
Stuart Karten, founder of Karten Design
Dave Albert, M.D., founder of AliveCor
Randall W. Hill, Jr., Ph.D., executive director of USC Institute for Creative Technologies
Michelle Longmire, M.D. and founder of Medable
Brian Russell, founder and CEO of Zephyr Technology

VISUALS:

Two stages with dynamic demonstrations and interdisciplinary content covering biometrics, design, “Big Data,” athletic training, entertainment, venture capital and more.
Medical studies and new apps.
20+ international experts.
WHY:
For the past eight years, the USC Center for Body Computing has hosted the annual Body Computing Conference to bring together leaders in health, wireless technology, design and policy to discuss the opportunities and implications of wireless health.

Highlights of this year’s conference include the announcement of results of 1,000-patient study using digital electrocardiogram (ECG) readings from smartphones, previews of three new mobile health apps, introduction of an app addressing digital medicine in hospitals and HIPAA compliance, and a patient-focused app allowing heart patients to have “virtual visits” with their entire care team. Other discussions will focus on a data study on National Football League (NFL) training, “Big Data” privacy and health, how entertainment can enhance human performance, use of technology to treat PTSD in military veterans. The winner of the Body Computing SLAM, a competition to create a new app that helps people manage or optimize their health, will also demonstrate their app. The SLAM is co-sponsored by the audio company Skullcandy.

Please note this event is not open to the public.

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ABOUT THE USC CENTER FOR BODY COMPUTING CONFERENCE
The 8th Annual USC Center for Body Computing Conference is an event designed to bring digital and life sciences executives, sensor and mobile app inventors, strategists, designers, investors and visionaries from health care, entertainment and technology together for one day to showcase an international array of digital and mobile health ideas.

Founded by Leslie Saxon, an international digital health guru and trained USC cardiologist who has spoken at TEDMED, SXSW and WIRED international conferences, the USC CBC conference is her promise to make consumers “the heroes of their own health stories.” The conference will be held on the USC campus in downtown Los Angeles on October 3. For more information or to register for the conference, visit: uscbodycomputing.org

ABOUT KECK MEDICINE OF USC
Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-based medical systems in the Los Angeles area. Encompassing academic, research and clinical excellence, the medical system attracts internationally renowned experts who teach and practice at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the region’s first medical school; includes the renowned USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the first comprehensive cancer centers established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States; has a medical faculty practice, the USC Care Medical Group; operates the Keck Medical Center of USC, which includes two acute care hospitals: 401-licensed bed Keck Hospital of USC and 60-licensed bed USC Norris Cancer Hospital; and owns USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, a 158-licensed bed community hospital. It also includes more than 40 outpatient facilities, some at affiliated hospitals, in Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Tulare and Ventura counties.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Keck Medical Center of USC among the Top 10 in ophthalmology (No. 9), and among the Top 25 hospitals in the United States for urology (No. 20) and cancer care (No. 23). The medical center was also awarded an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group in March, representing outstanding patient safety practices and overall patient outcomes.

For more information, go to www.keckmedicine.org/beyond