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New Cities Foundation: WhatWorks Channel

The New Cities Foundation's mission is to incubate, promote and scale urban innovations. WhatWorks is a speaker series curated by the Foundation aimed at finding the up-and-coming innovators working on solving the great urban challenges of our time, including energy, mobility, health, housing, and many more.

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PAST Health Talks 2013

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Feb 27, 2013

PAST PechaKucha Event

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Feb 26, 2014

PAST PechaKucha Event

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Nov 22, 2013

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Feb 18, 2015

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation
Sep 30, 2015

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Paul O’ Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library
Oct 26, 2015


Limoges @ Le Buffet de Limoges
Oct 15, 2015

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Mar 01, 2017


Seattle @ Seattle Central Library
Apr 05, 2018


Halifax @ Seahorse Tavern
May 27, 2018

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The Ying and Yang of Healthcare

@ HEALTH TALKS 2013 ON FEB 27, 2013

Canada's health care system needs change, and presenter Steven Lewis has some ideas. Increasing ease of navigation for patients and increasing funding for preventative health are just two of them, shared here in a bid to transform Canada's health care system into one of the world's best.

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The Future of Cancer Care

@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

Due to considerable progress in cancer treatment and survival rates, the population of cancer survivors can be anticipated to keep expanding in the foreseeable future. But even though these patients may be cured of their orinigal disease, survivors often have a to deal with a compromised quality of life. Anna Verhulst, a fifth-year medical student and a cancer rehabilitation researcher, proposes a entirely new way of looking at cancer survivorship and rehabilitation programs...

"Presentation of the Day" on March 25, 2015.

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Prescription Drugs : Pay or Die

@ VOL 4 ON OCT 29, 2015

Juliana Keeping is an Oklahoma City-based mom and journalist. Her son Eli, 3, has cystic fibrosis, a rare and fatal genetic lung illness. Juliana speaks out against U.S. drug price insanity after her insurer denied an expensive drug that could have helped to protect her son’s lungs.

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Hustle, Sex, $$$

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Alexandra Fine is devoted to proving that sex can be equally as pleasurable for both men and women and aiding that assertion with creative, well-designed and flawlessly-executed sexual innovations. Eva, the first of these inventions, quickly became the #1 crowdfunded sex toy — catapulting Alex and her business partner, Janet, into the spotlight for their uniquely engineered couples’ vibrator aimed at closing the pleasure gap. She is also generally into fun and happiness.

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Overcoming Anorexia

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 08, 2016

Rylee McKinlay boldly steps out of the shadows to take the audience on a vivid and raw journey through her ongoing battle with mental health. Initially struggling to access support in the Kootenays, Rylee and her family relocated to find the help they needed for anorexia in the Okanagan. Since recovering Rylee shares her ongoing work to battle anorexia, as well as dismantle stigma and empower others to do the same.

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Healthcare Trials and Triumph


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Lifesaving medicines should’nt be a luxury

@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

Deeba Shahidi has personally witnessed inequity within healthcare. She is concerned about the fact that about one third of the inhabitants of the world does not have access to lifesaving medicines. She feels that these astonishing figures need to be addressed. 

Deeba believes that each and every individual has the capacity to make a difference. She joined a student organisation which empowers students and academics to make lifesaving medicines more accessible to those who most need them and least can afford them.

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Using Eye Movements to Diagnose Psychiatric Disorders

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 23, 2017

Mike Turner is an academic psychiatry trainee working in Royal Cornhill Hospital. His week is split between four days of clinical work and one day of research. His speaks about the research project he is currently involved in which uses the tracking of eye movements as a tool to diagnose mental illness.

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What humanising healthcare and climbing mountains have in common

@ VOL 33 ON MAY 22, 2017

Advancements in technology are shaping the future of healthcare. The quality of care improves tremendously, but at the same time technology distances us from the human connection. As a medical student, Matthijs Bosveld experienced the lack of patient-centred education and felt the need to do something about this. Matthijs shares his experience in initiating change in medical education and draws on the similarities between climbing mountains and change.

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¿Por qué aquí?

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 12, 2017

La estudiante de medicina venezolana, Federica Dávila, nos comparte su experiencia en la orgnización Primeros Auxilios UCV, también conocido como los Cascos Verdes. Federica, directora de esta organización, nos cuenta por qué Venezuela es el lugar donde quiere quedarse.

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PKN Providence Vol. 8

Last week's PechaKucha Night in Providence Vol. 8 had the theme of "social entrepreneurship," and organizer Stephanie Gerson fills us on the evening that was. October 28th, 2009 witnessed our 8th PechaKucha Night in Providence. (Indeed, we coincided with Pittsboro, North Carolina, Tromsø, Norway, and of course, the big Design Week PechaKucha Night in Tokyo!) Our theme was social entrepreneurship, which was chosen to generate momentum for the Social Enterprise Summit at Bryant University on November 12th, and for an exciting announcement about Providence that Ashoka – the largest network of social entrepreneurs in the world – will be making at the Summit. We were wowed by an impressive diversity of local social entrepreneurs, but if I must select a few to highlight, allow me to plug two who’ll be part of the Summit. Graduating senior from Brown and Runa co-founder Charlie Harding described Runa, a hybrid for-profit and non-profit foundation based in Providence and Ecuador, that generates revenue from an energizing drink made of a native rainforest plant in order to conserve Amazonian ecosystems and provide sustainable employment for the local population. By virtue of producing (and in turn, consuming) Runa’s drink, native Amazonian people are employed and ecosystems stewarded. Family physician, community organizer, author, and (yes, and) Managing Director of Health Access RI Dr. Michael Fine discussed the trials and tribulations of national health care reform, the importance of primary care, and a brilliant yet simple model for providing primary care, namely Health Access RI, the first organization of subscription medical practices in the United States to provide affordable primary care to people without employer-provided health insurance. Dr. Fine announced HARI’s campaign to grow to 10,000 members by 2010, which will create the leverage necessary to bring a big insurer (like Blue Cross Blue Shield, or somebody new!) to sell inexpensive high-deductible major medical insurance in Rhode Island. This combination of primary care from Health Access RI and high-deductible insurance would give Rhode Islanders the health care they need – world-class primary care in our neighborhoods from our family doctors, along with financial protection in case of illness or injury. Both Runa and Health Access RI will be vendors in the Social Enterprise Summit’s Good Marketplace of socially responsible goods and services. But of course, all the presentations were fantastic, and if you’d like to check the work of eight local social entrepreneurs, the lineup can be found on the Providence city page. Yeehaw for social entrepreneurs in Providence!

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Health of Africa

In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Memphis, TN Vol. 6), graduate student Susannah Acuff talks about her journey from pre-med to anthropology. She began by shadowing her grandfather, a physician, in free clinics, and examined the cultural opinions and use of health care and insurance, which eventually led her to Africa, where she examined alternative models for health insurance, instead of the for-profit model found in the United States.

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IT for Education

Alexey Dubinsky, a teacher from Dnipropetrovsk Medical Academy, presented in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education his view on the development of education and shared experience in this field. Educational portal DMA was established and is functioning, online counseling and feedback from teachers in Skype and Facebook is being developed for medical students. There is an active digitization of content, useful for gaining knowledge in the medical field, and such systems as Moodle and Digital Health are being mastered. Most valuable assets are people and great attention should be paid to automation in healthcare industry that never stands still. Alexey Dubinsky urged not to throw away old and unwanted computers and transfer them to the needs of the Medical Academy for professional development of future doctors.

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The Future of Cancer Care

“With all these innovations, we’re left with a larger rate of cancer survivors.” Due to considerable progress in cancer treatment and survival rates, the population of cancer survivors can be anticipated to keep expanding in the foreseeable future. Though these patients may be cured of their original disease, survivors often have a to deal with a compromised quality of life. In “The Future of Cancer Care” from PKN Maastricht Vol. 24, Anna Verhulst, a fifth-year medical student and a cancer rehabilitation researcher, proposes a entirely new way of looking at cancer survivorship and rehabilitation programs.

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Creating A Healthy City

We have a wonderful list of presenters on a range of topics. Come check out the event Tuesday night!

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An Oversimplified Forecast for the Health & Sustainability of Pennsylvania Cities

Pecha Kucha Volume 1 - Creating A Healthy City This presentation quickly examines what makes a city both economically and physically healthy. It explores how healthy cities are aided by healthy local economies and some of the principles and practices to improve the overall sustainability of cities throughout Pennsylvania. Kevin Schreiber is in his second term as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Serving York County, Kevin formerly was the Economic & Community Development Director for the City of York. An urban dweller and coffee drinker, Kevin and his wife Jen live in the City of York with their dog, Lucy, Kevin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from York College and a Master’s Degree from Penn State.  

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Bye-Bye Boring Desk Job, Hello Health and Happiness

"Yoga helped me when life got shaken through illness and the death of a family member. Thats when I decided to become a yoga teacher." In "Bye-Bye Boring Desk Job, Hello Health and Happiness", from PechaKucha Hong Kong Vol. 24, Triathlete, Paddle-Board Yoga Instructor, and Entrepreneur, Nadine Bubner talks about escaping the corporate world and heading up a full-time business teaching yoga and meditation classes, while indulging in Ironman triathlon competitions on the side, evolving into a practice that combines yoga and endurance sport. This is her empowering story.

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#Pechakuchagt Vol. 7 #Tecnoparkdigital

Gracias a los participantes.  He aca algunas fotos y tweets del evento:  

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Big Hair Don't Care

“While all my friend’s… hair would sway in the wind, my hair even defied the laws of physics. It would just stay absolutely still.” In Big Hair Don't Care from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 9th Volume, curly hair ambassador, chocolate-maker, and biathlon competitor Sandy Saad discusses what it's like to grow up with natural hair. Drawing from memories of her embarrassing hair phases, she tells the tale of how she came to accept her natural beauty.


The Roster

Host/organizer: David L. Stanley- teacher/science guy, author, voice-over artist, and a quiet rabble-rouser.   Roster: Willie Buford – Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce YouthQuest director Gary Fiedler – Director of Greater Flint Arts Council Greg Flowers – Founder of Boneheadx  Snowboard, Director of USASA Snowboard series, and breakthrough design/engineering guy Joel Rash – Red Ink and community booster par excellence Joel may be out of town, if so, then see no. 5 Jon Hardman and Mike Wright, Founders of Factory Two, Flint’s Maker Space Chene Koppitz – Communications director, FIA Luke Lloyd – Flint basketball legend, Women’s BB coach at SVSU, and inventor of the Dribblestick Linda Samarah – Community activist and Muslim thought leader Wes Stoody – Powers graduate, EMU X-C star, and co-founder of Article One Eyewear Lee Thompson – Flint’s Indie film maker and author Ted Valley – Founder of Vertigo Theatrics, Flint Comix, and all the great stuff at Masonic Temple Deanna Ziots – actress, singer, alternative health care expert