The CHANGE Retreat | Tahoe

An event dedicated to helping our community thrive and achieve health care change.

September 12–14, 2021 | Stanford Sierra Camp, Lake Tahoe, CA

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Why Attend?

The purpose of the Medicine X | Retreat is to reconnect, recharge, and re-inspire your thinking towards patient-centered healthcare innovation. In small groups you will learn, work, and engage together with patients, clinicians and implementers of healthcare to see more clearly how you will change healthcare for yourself and others in 2021 and beyond.

Be ready to use what you learn at Medicine X to create a shared vision of collaborative health care change and participatory medicine of tomorrow.

For healthcare changemakers, professionals, and entrepreneurs

Speakers and Workshop Leaders

Our keynote speakers are internationally recognized health & wellness experts.

Nick Dawson, MHA

Co-Founder

Emergency Design Collective 

Dennis Boyle

Co-Founder

IDEO

Larry Chu, MD

Professor

Stanford University

Alexis Roberts Keiner

Artist-in-Residence

Debbie Lin

Venture Capitalist

Boehringer Ingelheim

Alicia Staley

VP, Patient Engagement

Medidata 

Monika Wittig

Associate Director, Inworks

UC Denver

Marcella Debidda

President

BioNews Clinical

Schedule

SUNDAY SEPT 12

Arrival

3:00 pm  


Paddle or hike

Plan to arrive by 3pm check in time.

The day is yours to reconnect with your Medicine X state-of-mind! Get settled in your cabin, then head to the boat dock for some time on the water! Use of stand up paddle boards, kayaks, peddle boats, rowboats and sailboats is included in our full meeting package. If you need to stretch your legs, the Lower Falls is a short walk away, or ask at the front desk for more strenuous hiking options.

Stop in at the Fountain, the Stanford Sierra camp onsite store, for a latte, snack, glass of wine or a beer.


5:00pm - 6:00pm

Socialize on the lake - Welcome Pre-Dinner Reception

Join us for our Medicine X pre-dinner social hour. The Old Lodge deck is the best place to enjoy some hors-d’oeuvres, sodas, beer and wine before heading up to the dining room for dinner.


6:00pm - 8:00pm

Waterfront Dining

Sunset is the best time to enjoy a delicious meal prepared by Chef Dave and his staff. The dining room features plenty of natural light and views of Fallen Leaf Lake as you reconnect with Medicine X colleagues and meet new passionate healthcare innovators.

Keynote Presentation

Ephemeris: A point that might be used for navigation or keeping a fixed point. Medicine X has been a place where our community returns for inspiration and navigating turbulent change in healthcare. In this presentation, Executive Director of Medicine X will explore "Where we've been - a reflection on the past 10 years of Medicine X".


800pm - 10:00pm  

Medicine X Ignite! under the stars

You are at Camp! Enjoy a bonfire in front of the Lodge.  Our legendary Stanford Medicine X Ignite! Talks will take center stage under the stars illuminated by a bonfire and complemented by the sounds of the Fallen Leaf shores of Lake Tahoe. We will provide the s’mores fixings!


MONDAY SEPT 13

Discovery

7:00am - 8:00am  

Sunrise yoga in the cathedral room

Sun salutations with the sunrise over Fallen Leaf Lake as the backdrop is the best way to start the day!


8:00am - 9:00am  

Breakfast in the dining room

Whether you prefer sweet, savory, or both for your breakfast, our buffet will satisfy the heartiest appetite!


9:00am - 12:00pm  

Morning Sessions

Join us at select locations around Stanford's Sierra camp as we enjoy the outdoor environment of Lake Tahoe in small group workshop format and engage in dynamic sessions around these important topics (Choose one):

  • Imagining the Future of Health Care CHANGE & Medicine X: Join a group of healthcare designers, patients, clinicians and passionate advocates in imagining the future of convenings at Stanford Medicine X. As we emerge from COVID-19, how has the community of passionate healthcare changemakers evolved? How might we best accommodate the needs and preferences of the Medicine X community?
  • Bringing Co-Production into Your Work Practice: How might we bring patients and end-users of healthcare into our work practice in meaningful ways? Join a diverse group of healthcare designers, Stanford Medicine X ePatients, clinicians and experienced co-production implementers to learn how to partner with patients with equity, respect, and in ways that effectively bring value to your team.
  • Reframing for Mental Health Wellness and Resilience: Join us as we explore what we learned from COVID-19 about mental health wellness and resilience and how to reframe our own outlook to create wellness and resilience models that are sustainable and scalable for ourselves and our communities. 

12:00pm - 1:00pm  

Barbecue Lunch

Join us as we set up for a delicious BBQ lunch right in front of the lodge on the lakefront!


2:00pm - 5:00pm  

Afternoon Sessions

Join us at select locations around Stanford's Sierra camp as we enjoy the outdoor environment of Lake Tahoe in small group workshop format and engage in dynamic sessions around these important topics (Choose one):

  • Imagining the Future of Health Care CHANGE & Medicine X: Join a group of healthcare designers, patients, clinicians and passionate advocates in imagining the future of convenings at Stanford Medicine X. As we emerge from COVID-19, how has the community of passionate healthcare changemakers evolved? How might we best accommodate the needs and preferences of the Medicine X community?
  • Bringing Co-Production into Your Work Practice: How might we bring patients and end-users of healthcare into our work practice in meaningful ways? Join a diverse group of healthcare designers, Stanford Medicine X ePatients, clinicians and experienced co-production implementers to learn how to partner with patients with equity, respect, and in ways that effectively bring value to your team.
  • Reframing for Mental Health Wellness and Resilience: Join world-renowned mental health researcher Vikram Patel as we explore what we learned from COVID-19 about mental health wellness and resilience and how to reframe our own outlook to create wellness and resilience models that are sustainable and scalable for ourselves and our communities. 
  • The Body and the Landscape: Paying Attention to what you are Paying Attention In this Walk[roll]shop through the edge of the Sierra, an artist/educator/e-patient and a scientist/serious amateur photographer will lead a discussion on how to access the natural world through ways of seeing that use simple technologies and the body in interaction with the landscape. Participants will explore the surrounding world on their own terms and engage in conversation about the benefits of Making.

5:00pm - 6:00pm  

Social hour on the Old Lodge deck

Let’s regroup and compare notes after our afternoon adventures. We will enjoy afternoon cocktails and majestic views on the deck of the Old Lodge overlooking Lake Tahoe as we connect with new friends and old colleagues.


6:00pm - 8:00pm  

Dinner in the dining room

It’s time to enjoy another delicious meal prepared by Chef Dave and his staff. Regale in stories from the days many workshops and activities, surrounded by the natural light filtering off the lake at sunset.

Keynote Presentation

Vikram Patel


8:00pm - 10:00pm  

Relax at the fountain

The Fountain serves beer, wine and sodas, and is a fun place to gather on our final night together.

TUESDAY SEPT 14

Reflection

8:00am - 9:00am  

Breakfast with the hiker bar

If you need to depart before lunch, we can provide a ‘make your own brown bag lunch’  hiker bar at breakfast.


9:00am - 11:00am  

Final morning session

Join us in the Old Lodge as we meet to share the insights we have gained over the last 3 days, unpack personal discoveries and reflect on paths forward.

  • Plenary Session
  • Report out on The Future of Medicine X Meetings, Bringing Co-Production with Patients into Your Work Practice, Reframing for Mental Health Wellness and Resilience.

11:00am - 12:00pm

Last chance for boating

We planned enough time for a last paddle on the lake or to have a last coffee conversation to cook up plans for how you will change health care in 2022.


12:00pm - 1:00pm  

Lunch

Enjoy your last meal at Stanford Sierra on the dining room deck overlooking Fallen Leaf Lake; it’s a view that never gets old!


Contact Us

Stanford Medicine X | CHANGE:
2370 Watson Court, Suite 235, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Phone: 650-723-4671

Email: medicinex@stanford.edu

Retreat Address: Stanford Sierra Camp, Lake Tahoe, CA. 130 Fallen Leaf Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Program Fees

Our program fees include lodging, all camp activities, and Stanford Medicine X program workshops and talks. Rates include two nights' lodging, meals from Sunday dinner to Tuesday brunch and activities. Children age two and under stay free. Applicable taxes, personal expenses and staff gratuities are not included.

In the spirit of building community, we ask that guests stay for the duration of the retreat.

Adult Participant,
per guest

Reconnect, recharge, and re-inspire your thinking towards patient-centered healthcare innovation. In small groups you will learn, work, and engage together with patients, clinicians and implementers of healthcare to see more clearly how you will change healthcare for yourself and others in 2021 and beyond.

  • Two night's lodging
  • Three days of activities
  • Meals (Sunday dinner to Tuesday Brunch)
  • Medicine X workshops and programs
  • Applicable taxes, personal expenses, transportation to the conference venue and staff gratuities are not included*

$990

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Extra Guest Meal Plan,
per guest

Bringing your family with you on the retreat has never been easier. Additional guests can be added to your meal plan.

  • Three days of activities, not inclusive of Medicine X workshop program activities.
  • Meals (Sunday dinner to Tuesday Brunch)
  • Please note that child care options exist and require prior arrangement upon request*
  • Must upgrade to a private cabin*

$300/adult or $150/child

Private Cabin

Get your own private cabin

  • Upgrade to a private cabin for yourself (2 or 3 bedroom) for your entire stay.
  • You may invite guests to join you in your private cabin at no extra cost (except for meal plan per guest).

$150

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