We really love October. It means fall is officially here which brings with it playoff baseball, transitioning from shorts to long pants, and of course - LOTS OF EVENTS. We all know it is impossible to attend everything, hence planning is a key component to staying engaged in our health(care) community. Take 5 minutes after reading this to go ahead reserve your spot by RSVPing to any number of exciting happenings around town. October really stands out due to the variety of events that will be rolling into town. Two things we would highly recommend attending are the Austin Startup Week which features a Health Tech track on Oct 2nd and the Health Equity Hackathon on Oct 19th that will have an all-star group of healthcare folks in attendance.
This month we had the opportunity to visit with our distinguished friend, Dean of Dell Medical School and Vice President for Medical Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Clay Johnston. Dr. Johnston left San Francisco with his wife Clarissa (an internist) and two adopted sons, Teo and Nico in 2014 to take the helm as leader of the much-lauded Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.
This month we had the opportunity to sit down with our friend, the man, the myth, the legend - Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer for SXSW. Hugh has spent most of his career working diligently to make SXSW what it is. On behalf of the ATX.health Community, we focus our conversation on the rise of the Health and MedTech track at SXSW but don't worry, we didn't finish until we got his picks for favorite Austin breakfast taco and BBQ!
Can you even believe that August is already here?
Well, that means one thing - change is in the air. Kids are going back to school, our fall calendars are starting to get booked, and that big push to close out Q3 on a positive note. August looks to be another slow month on the events front for health(care) in terms of the number of happenings around town, yet there are some gems we wanted to get on your radar. So think of August as one last month to ease into getting "ENGAGED" in your health(care) community.
Here is a list of the happenings this month that you need to plan for...