The keynotes by Ivan Oransky bring to attention the over-medicalizing nature of health care systems, especially towards women.
Oransky received his BA from Harvard and graduated from Medical School at NYU. During medical school he acted as the co-editor-in-chief at the Journal of the student's section American Medical Association. In keeping with a journalism-focused career, he went on to write for the Boston Globe, The Lancet and the Wall Street Journal Online. He climbed the ranks of The Scientist to become the deputy editor, earning awards for the magazine along the way. Oransky was also editor at Scientific American, before he founded Praxis Post, a medical and culture magazine. He has authored four books, one being 'The Common Symptom Answer Guide.'
Since 2002, he has been a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU Medical School and taught in the Science, Health and Environmental Program at the New York's Graduate School of Journalism. He is currently the managing editor at Reuters Health and serves on the board of directors at the Association of Health Care Journalists.
The doctor-turned-journalist has shines the spotlight on the phenomenon of 'pre-conditions' as the keynotes by Ivan Oransky urge society to forget all the possible symptoms of a less-than-certain disease.