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Marc-Emile Plourde
Works at Cancer Program: Ottawa Hospitals
Attends University of Ottawa
Lives in Ottawa, Ontario
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Pour les francophones: a nice feature of Lanthier - Practical Guide to Internal Medicine
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This is cool; I'd be more interested in finding out what makes them so resistant to radiation; potential for increased therapeutic ratio of RT?
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a great day for those involved in tech and healthcare. I'm hopeful this new company will bring sate of the art tech to the field.  Finally someone is tackling this issue.
 
I’m excited to announce Calico, a new company that will focus on health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases.  Art Levinson, Chairman and former CEO of Genentech and Chairman of Apple, will be Chief Executive Officer.

OK … so you’re probably thinking wow!  That’s a lot different from what Google does today.  And you’re right.  But as we explained in our first letter to shareholders, there’s tremendous potential for technology more generally to improve people’s lives.  So don’t be surprised if we invest in projects that seem strange or speculative compared with our existing Internet businesses.  And please remember that new investments like this are very small by comparison to our core business.

Art and I are excited about tackling aging and illness.  These issues affect us all—from the decreased mobility and mental agility that comes with age, to life-threatening diseases that exact a terrible physical and emotional toll on individuals and families.  And while this is clearly a longer-term bet, we believe we can make good progress within reasonable timescales with the right goals and the right people.

Our press release has a few more details though it’s still very early days so there’s not much more to share yet.  Of course when Art has something more substantial to communicate (and that will likely take time), he’ll provide an update.  Finally, thanks to Bill Maris for helping bring this idea to life and getting Art involved, and to Sergey Brin for consistently supporting 10X thinking like this.  It’s hard for many companies to make long term investments.  So I’m tremendously excited about the innovative new way we’re funding this project.  Now for the hard work!

http://googlepress.blogspot.com/2013/09/calico-announcement.html
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After much thought and discussion (on iMedicalApps), I still don't see how this device would impact my management in any way.  Then again, I'm no cardiologist.
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Commander Hadfield allowed us to start dreaming again
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This article summarizes my idea of where EMRs are going... Unstructured databases with on demand access to relevant information.  Maybe not in the next few years, but some day... some day...
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It's all in the execution. Unfortunately, I don't think they have the manpower and/or knowledge to do what they set up to do.
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The new release of Lanthier, our flagship app, was just released! Very proud of this accomplishment. Thanks +Benoit Essiambre for the hard work.
Lanthier (Lan-tee-yé) is an application based on the sixth and most recent ...
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Love this quote; posted by +Richard Branson 
 
Love this quote, which adorns the wall at Mojave, home of +Virgin Galactic  http://virg.in/aim
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A long read but worth it.  I still think there's a lot of low lying fruits in healthcare.  Things that could have a very high impact on productivity, like good communication tools. -- We don't always need a complete revolution to improve outcomes significantly.
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Radiation oncology fellow
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  • Cancer Program: Ottawa Hospitals
    Fellow, 2013 - present
  • Messil
    CEO, 2009 - present
  • Kingston General Hospital
    Resident, 2008 - 2013
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Ottawa, Ontario
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Kingston, Ontario - Sherbrooke, Québec - Edmundston, New-Brunswick
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Lead author of MD on Call app, co-founder of Messil inc, radiation oncologist and other fun stuff
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I'm a guy from Edmundston, New-Brunswick.  I somehow ended up getting a few university degrees, including pharmacology and medicine.  I like easy to use technology and, again, somehow ended un co-founding an app company, Messil inc.  I recently became a radiation oncologist, and I'm currently sub-specializing in stereotactic radiation therapy.
Education
  • University of Ottawa
    Radiation Oncology, 2013 - present
    Fellowship
  • Queen's University
    Radiation Oncology, 2008 - 2013
  • Université de Sherbrooke
    Medicine, 2004 - 2008
  • Université de Sherbrooke
    Pharmacology, 2001 - 2004
  • Université de Moncton
    Health Sciences, 1999 - 2001
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