Anastomosis 2018: United for Health stood for a multi-perspective, inter-disciplinary approach to healthcare improvement. Gone are the days when dealing with health systems was the sole purview of doctors and allied professionals. As the summit showed, everyone –from architects to entrepreneurs, filmmakers to musicians– can have a direct and significant impact towards better health.
I had the distinct pleasure of being part of the organizing committee for Anastomosis 2018: United for Health, held last August 4 to 5 at the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health.
As the acting (and then official) head of the Programs Committee, I was running ragged. I had no experience in organizing an event of this type and scale. But we all pulled through. We had incredibly brilliant and understanding speakers, judges, guests and exhibitors.