Year in Health – What Mattered Most to Consumers
Session Track: Opening Keynote Session
Session Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013; 8:20 - 9:05 a.m.
Learn how consumers are searching for and finding information regarding their personal health and wellness. Since 2010, WebMD has published the Year in Health results, which focus on their top health stories, searches, questions, and trends. Making the list in 2011 were topics such as the food pyramid, listeria, and super foods. Dr. Michael Smith, Medical Director and Chief Medical Editor of WebMD, will discuss the 2012 Year in Health data as it relates to food health and wellness.
Michael W. Smith, M.D., Medical Director and Chief Medical Editor, WebMD
As medical director and chief medical editor at WebMD, Dr. Smith, is in charge of the medical team that is responsible for upholding the accuracy and credibility of WebMD content, including health news, features, videos, tools, and health reference information. He first joined WebMD in 1999, and now oversees a team of staff physicians and medical reviewers across the U.S. responsible for creating content and assuring its continued medical accuracy and relevance to the WebMD audience. Dr. Smith is a regular guest on The Weather Channel and is featured monthly on Fox 5 News in New York to discuss the latest health headlines. Other appearances include Fox News, MSNBC, CBS’ The Early Show, and Katie Couric’s web-based show @KatieCouric, among others.