CEO and Co-founder, WellApps
For the last 10 years, Brett Shamosh has guided the creation, management and distribution of digital content and applications for media companies such as the NHL, Oxygen, CSTV (CBS College Sports) and Tango Media. At the age of 16, Mr. Shamosh was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, a chronic digestive disease that impacts quality-of-life. During a flare of his disease in 2009, Mr. Shamosh developed a symptom tracking iPhone application to provide better data to his doctor and learn more about his symptoms, medications and diet. Upon recognizing the benefits, he became a participatory health evangelist to help fellow sufferers of chronic disease take more control over their health and wellness. His company, WellApps, is a proud member of the Society for Participatory Medicine.
De-identified data from our patient population is collected anonymously and shared with researchers to make progress in the treatment of chronic illnesses.
Brett will share the story of this inspiring venture as well as some of the challenges and current questions.