Health Technology Center founder and CEO Molly J. Coye and former chief medical officer of WebMD Keven Fickenscher to speak at WorldFuture 2008

April 27, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Molly J. Coye, former New Jersey Health Commissioner, founder and CEO of the Health Technology Center, and Kevin M. Fickenscher, a chief medical officer at Perot Systems and former CMO of WebMD, will speak at WorldFuture 2008, the annual conference of the World Future Society (

Their joint presentation will take place on Monday, July 28, from 3:45 to 5 p.m., where they'll discuss emerging health care technologies and their global impact on society.

“Health care and health-care technology are changing at an amazing rate both in the U.S. and across the globe,” they assert. “Technology has altered the way health care is delivered, and the Internet and the media have been instrumental in making consumers more and more knowledgeable about health care.” Coye and Fickenscher will address the ways in which the Internet and the media are empowering consumers, and discuss new and changing technological developments that will help determine the future of health care.

WorldFuture 2008 will take place from July 26-28 at the Hilton Washington, Washington, D.C. Also presenting at this year's conference: life-cycle expert Maddy Dychtwald, noted sociologist Amitai Etzioni, NASA chief scientist Dennis M. Bushnell, bioethicist Arthur Caplan, and dozens more. Registration for the conference is $550 until April 30, $600 afterwards.

Founded in 1966 as a nonprofit educational and scientific organization in Washington, D.C., the World Future Society has members in more than eighty countries around the world. Individuals and groups from all nations are eligible to join the Society and participate in its programs and activities.

The Society holds a two-day, international conference once a year, where participants discuss foresight techniques and global trends that are influencing the future. Previous conference attendees have included future U.S. President Gerald Ford (1974), Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy (1975), behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner (1984), age-wave expert Ken Dychtwald (2005), U.S. Comptroller General David M. Walker (2006), and scientist and inventor Ray Kurzweil (2006).

For information about WorldFuture 2008, contact the World Future Society at 1-301-656-8274 or e-mail director of communications Patrick Tucker,, or Susan Echard,, vice president for membership and conference operations, or check the World Future Society's Web site,