eDrugSearch.com attends Consumer Reports health summit

Cary Byrd and Craig Newmark

We were fortunate to be invited to a health blogger summit coordinated last Thursday by Consumer Reports. The event — held at CR’s headquarters in Yonkers, New York — was an opportunity to meet with the publication’s editors as well as other health bloggers, and to discuss the future of social media and social networks as they relate to the public health.

The event’s 31 attendees were also treated to an intimate Q&A with Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, who is on the board of Consumers Union, which owns CR.

Here are some of my pics from the event, with captions beneath each image.

eDrugSearch at Consumer Reports Headquarters

Julie Deardorff of the Chicago Tribune moderates a panel on health ratings systems, featuring: Dr. John Santa of CR.

eDrugSearch and US News and World Report

Avery Comarow, who edits “America’s Best Hospitals” for U.S. News & World Report; and Kathy Ciccone of the Healthcare Association of New York State.

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is interviewed by CR Health Online Editor Trisha Brandon.

Craig talks with Organized Wisdom founders Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes and Wall Street Journal editor Scott Hensley.

Cary Byrd and Craig Newmark

Craig’s List CEO, Craig Newmark and eDrugSearch CEO, Cary Byrd!

I have some thoughts on the substance of the conference which I’ll save for later posts. Needless to say, it was a great experience and it hatched a number of ideas that I plan to apply to our blog and our business.

You can click here to check out all my personal pictures from my New York trip to the Consumer Reports lab and Health Summit in Yonkers.

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Comments (7)

It seems like many people are getting together to try and get some common ground work done for everyones sake. I can not wait to read up on what ideas you are hatching over there, even though you don’t look too happy in that picture.

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