Web-Side Manner: How the Internet Saved My Life
Tuesday, March 17
9:30AM - 10:30AM
110 E 2nd St
Is bedside manner dead? Has digital health made doctors’ patient care quite frankly, less relevant? In a world where healthcare professionals have less time to spend with their patients, social media has become the bedside resource patients are so hungry for. And can we blame them? It’s no longer an exaggeration: the internet is saving lives. But what does that mean for a patient’s journey through sickness when they can now take their health into their own hands thanks to Dr. Google and social media? Join a leading online cancer advocate, a three-time cancer caregiver and a social media rock star in a no-holds-barred conversation about how the Internet could be saving lives…and a provocative discussion about whether that’s actually a good thing. See inside their social interactions, get a first-hand glimpse of the impact that social is having on the lives of millions, and help answer today’s burning question: how do we take this phenomenon and use it to make people’s lives better?
The Staley Foundation
Alicia Staley is a three-time cancer survivor committed to making a difference in the health care community. She started the Staley Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Boston, MA, in Oct...Show the rest
Alicia Staley is a three-time cancer survivor committed to making a difference in the health care community. She started the Staley Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Boston, MA, in October 2007. The Foundation serves as a way to provide education, advocacy, and assistance for those affected by cancer as patients, caregivers, family, or friends. She shares her passion and enthusiasm for helping the cancer community by contributing to Awesome Cancer Survivor and the BCSM community.
With an engineering background and MBA/MS degrees in information systems, Alicia applies her technical knowledge in creative ways to bring different healthcare communities together to leverage knowledge, solutions, and support in efficient, effective ways.Hide the rest
It’s easy to see why some of the biggest stars in the world – from Will Smith to Madonna to George Clooney - readily open up to Alicia Quarles. She has the keen ability to extract the real story an...Show the rest
It’s easy to see why some of the biggest stars in the world – from Will Smith to Madonna to George Clooney - readily open up to Alicia Quarles. She has the keen ability to extract the real story and break news, all while putting celebs at ease. Her work stands out because it delivers much more than your average entertainment fluff. Quarles is the New York based correspondent for E! News. Her interests and work are wide-ranging and not just focused on entertainment. From covering Super Bowls to Inaugurations to the Academy Awards and Fashion Weeks as well as breaking news, Quarles is always in the mix with her reporting. In addition to her duties at E!, she is a regular on the Today Show and MSNBC. She's had a meteoric rise since graduating magna cum laude from the University of Southern California. Prior to joining E!, Quarles had an incredibly successful nine-year run at the Associated Press (AP). She started as a producer in Los Angeles and quickly climbed the ladder, being promoted to run the East Coast TV entertainment division in New York. Quarles eventually led a 60-person staff as AP’s Global Entertainment and Lifestyles editor, overseeing all formats coverage of: music, film, television, books and social media for the largest news organization in the world. She's also managed to incorporate two of her passions into her work: fashion and fitness. This fashionista is a regular on best-dressed lists and hosts a number of E! fashion related network specials such as, “Secrets of Fashion Week” and “Closet Envy.” Quarles is a daredevil who is down to do outside of the box segments in the name of health. From doing yoga while hanging upside down in ropes, taking on some of the NY Knicks in a game of horse, to battling “Top Chefs” in healthy cook-offs. . . she is ready and willing. She also writes pieces for E! Online and has a popular column, “Ask Alicia,” where Quarles answers viewers questions. Quarles has garnered respect, admiration and genuine affection from her peers, top publicists, managers and other key players in the industry. She has won her reputation with her sterling work, her gregarious nature and her determination to be the best, and to put out the best work. She's not all work, though. Quarles mentors a number of high school and college students who are studying journalism. She also loves spending time with her husband Mike, as well as their mischievous dog Beckham and cat, Boss.Hide the rest
Producer & Dir of Booking
Fox News Channel
Megan Brown is a producer and the Director of Booking for FOX News Channel (FNC) Brown oversees all guest booking for daytime programming while managing booking units in New York and Washington D.C...Show the rest
Megan Brown is a producer and the Director of Booking for FOX News Channel (FNC) Brown oversees all guest booking for daytime programming while managing booking units in New York and Washington D.C. In addition to managing all daytime guest appearances and bookings for the Network, she produces special coverage for the Channel such as the annual New Year’s Eve program and Election year specials. She’d been with FNC since 2005.Hide the rest
SVP, Dir of US Digital Health
Stacey Bernstein is Senior Vice President and Director of Weber Shandwick’s US Digital Healthcare practice, based out of Weber’s Boston office. She specializes in building digital engagement platfo...Show the rest
Stacey Bernstein is Senior Vice President and Director of Weber Shandwick’s US Digital Healthcare practice, based out of Weber’s Boston office. She specializes in building digital engagement platforms for pharmaceutical companies and healthcare stakeholders across the globe.
Stacey counsels clients on the convergence of digital channels and healthcare communications, helping to explain the complex regulatory environment and developing best practices, strategies and tactics that allow healthcare companies to authentically engage through digital channels.Hide the rest