Eric Topol at The Altantic Meets the Pacific

Nearly a month ago, Eric Topol, M.D. released his latest book, “The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care.” While Topol is a professor of genomics at the Scripps Research Institute, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, and holds the Scripps endowed chair in innovative medicine, he still found time to write this book discussing how the intersection of modern technological advances and scientific discovery will drastically change healthcare.

In this book, he says that cellular devices have advanced along with the internet to allow users to connect and share data at anytime, anywhere. This progress, coinciding with the mapping of the human genome, is what he claims has laid the foundation for a revolution of more personalized, accurate, and readily accessible healthcare.


Since its publication, “The Creative Destruction of Medicine” has received rave reviews from Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and New York Times, with Roger Blumenthal of Forbes saying it “should be required reading by all physicians and in all medical schools. It is simply that good.”

At last year’s The Atlantic Meets the Pacific, Topol held a discussion also titled “The Creative Destruction of Medicine,” which gave a preview of the topics discussed in his book. To watch all of this talk, check out UC-TV’s coverage of The Atlantic Meets the Pacific.

Topol will once again be speaking at The Atlantic Meets the Pacific. This year, the conference will take place on October 2nd through 4th. For its third consecutive year, UC San Diego Extension and the Atlantic Magazine will gather speakers, like Topol, to discuss the cutting edge of technology, energy, and health at the Scripps Seaside Forum and Calit2 in La Jolla, California.

Check the website for more information about upcoming speakers.

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