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Dr Bertalan Mesko

Dr. Bertalan Mesko, PhD is The Medical Futurist and the Director of The Medical Futurist Institute analyzing how science fiction technologies can become reality in medicine and healthcare. As a geek physician with a PhD in genomics, he is also an Amazon Top 100 author. He is also a Private Professor at Semmelweis Medical School, Budapest, Hungary.


About Dr Bertalan Mesko

With 500+ presentations including courses at Harvard, Stanford and Yale Universities, Singularity University’s Futuremed course at NASA Ames campus and organisations including the 10 biggest pharmaceutical companies, he is one of the top voices globally on healthcare technology.

Dr. Mesko was featured by dozens of top publications, including CNN, the World Health Organization, National Geographic, Forbes, TIME magazine, BBC, and the New York Times. He is also a Certified Superforecaster for Good Judgment, Inc..

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Speech Topics

Healthcare Needs a Trip to Mars

In this keynote, Healthcare needs a trip to Mars, Dr Mesko argues that we need to create a healthcare system that would even keep an astronaut on Mars alive. We need to use our digital health technologies to make patients the point of care, to let them access their own data, and to involve augmented algorithms to help make decisions on the go. That’s the only way that we can bring healthcare into the 21st century.

Key Messages: Patient centricity and design, The Patient Perspective, The Future of Healthcare

How Will Generative AI Upgrade Healthcare

Generative AI has taken the attention of healthcare by force showing how a breakthrough technology can contribute to care, shape how physicians practice medicine and how patients can access information like never before. This narrative is a deep-dive into generative AI providing a crystal-clear image about what we can expect from ChatGPT-like tools.

Key Messages: Generative AI is a breakthrough, How ChatGPT can contribute to care, How to prepare to work with Generative AI.

How to Predict the Future of Healthcare

See what it feels like to meet science fiction in your life and learn to predict which technologies will shape your industry through one simple habit: asking the “what if” question.

Key Messages: Foresight and the futurist mindset, The near future of healthcare, Practical methods for looking ahead.

Your AI Prescription

It is high time to describe how artificial intelligence will impact medicine and healthcare;why this change is inevitable and what we should do to prepare for working and living with it. This narrative aims to transform uncertainties s regarding AI into a productive exchange of knowledge between humans and machines. A real deep dive.

Key Messages: Levels, methods and a general understand of AI, The dangers and the possibilities, A digestible path for AI in healthcare.

The Evolution of Digital Health

The pandemic has led to an unprecedentedly quick technological adoption, but the cultural transformation digital health requires is lagging behind. Technologies and concepts from telemedicine through AI monitoring to network medicine, all can now come together in this new norm to shape healthcare forever.

Key Messages: The story of digital health into the near future, The cultural transformation healthcare needs, The new norm with AI and remote care.

How to be the Hero of Healthcare

Digital health is the cultural transformation that brings healthcare to the 21st century. Why don’t you take charge and become the hero to make it happen?

Key Messages: The impact of technologies on the individual, The patient perspective, What can the average consumer do to improve healthcare.


Here you can find links to books by Dr Bertalan Mesko. For bulk book orders for your event please speak with a member of the team.

Dr Bertalan Mesko 'The Future of Medicine' book cover

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"Dr. Mesko delivered a very compelling keynote presentation that resonated with our audience. In our own feedback survey of the event he received the highest rating from our attendees."

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