2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Bring Music, Dance and Art to Health Tech Innovation

Saturday, March 12
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Westin Austin Downtown
Paramount 1
310 E 5th ST


Join us for dance warm up at 9:15am. Behavior change is the toughest challenge in healthcare, patients and elders suffer from both physical fatigue and severe stress. They are often homebound due to safety concerns and compromised immune systems, triggering isolative depression. Caregivers are more likely to get sick as well. Research shows Creative Arts Therapy improves cancer patients’ Quality of Life by 50% and reduces pain by 59%! Dance reduces the risk of dementia by 76%. The panel will discuss published medical studies on health benefit of art (music, dance, art), and use empathy and design thinking to bring them to health tech innovation to create effective healthy behavior change.

Hashtags: #sxsw #Art4Health


Amy Li at SXSW

Amy Li

Founder & CEO


Amy Li is Founder of Dance4Healing, an integrative health startup inspired by her own fight against stage IV cancer, a partner for Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program. Rooted in neuroscience, D...

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Dennis Boyle at SXSW

Dennis Boyle

Partner, Design for Health


Dennis Boyle is a Partner and a founding member of IDEO. Dennis helps lead the Design for Health domain for IDEO. Design for Health is the side of IDEO’s business that works with clients in the med...

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Dr Steven Eisenberg at SXSW

Dr Steven Eisenberg



Dr. Steven Eisenberg completed a medical oncology and hematology fellowship at Georgetown University Medical Center, Vincent T. Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. After training, he co-founded c...

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Sydney Skybetter

Founding Partner

The Change Agency

Sydney Skybetter is a technologist, choreographer, and writer. His dances are regularly performed around the country, most recently at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Boston...

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