The Art & Science of Noticing: Lybba hosts its first Gather event


Photo by Al Kamalizad.

Lybba’s first dinner and conversation experience, held last night in Los Angeles, inspired an evening of insightful and delightful community for 50 cultural influencers who have a steadfast interest in chronic healthcare. The event was part of an ongoing series called Gather.

Featured speakers, Lybba Founder Jesse Dylan and Dr. Peter Margolis of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, in a conversation moderated by Lybba Executive Director David Fore, illuminated transformations in care for pediatric Crohn’s and colitis, as well as for chronic care as an entire system of thought. Discussions centered on the challenges faced by those connecting clinicians, researchers, and patients in a shared system of care, and the potential for expansion of chronic care networks.

The journey of a thousand miles, so goes the proverb, begins with a single step. Those of us involved in transformative-systems work know that one of the first steps to enacting a paradigm shift is to ask individuals to do a simple thing on a large scale: to notice. Our first event was thus entitled The Art & Science of Noticing

Guests were treated to artisanal cocktails; films were screened throughout the evening; giveaways included Lybbaverse magazine, a special edition curated to the theme of the event, and origami lotuses created by Arnold Tubis, lifelong origami artist, physicist, and author of books on paper folding. 

Our hope for Gather is that guests will experience a paradigm shift in awareness about their own health and the system of standard chronic care in the United States.

  1. Molly Cooper

    A transformative evening it was — a room bubbling with curiosity, intellectual intensity, and a deep desire to turn the healthcare system from a generally frustrating experience into one that is smarter and better designed. It is clear that this is just the beginning!

  2. Linda Lomax

    Posting to let Lybba know that I’m noticing! I don’t know if my noticing is relevant, though, because I’m from the UK and live under a completely different healthcare system…..or do I?
    I’m not a healthcare provider not any kind of expert…but I did work for years alongside poor communities in North West England, consequently seeing first hand what complex, tangled links there are between attitudes, discrimination, prejudice, poverty, diet and health.
    Fast-food chains accumulate in poor areas…MacDonald’s, KFC etc, etc. TV advertising encourages poor food choices. Coca Cola is sold dirt cheap in big bottles. Cheap alcohol is freely available in all supermarkets…..Multi national companies like Tesco sell low quality, cheap food in their stores in poor areas….promoting poor diets. The resultant obesity and failing health is appalling. I wish that all fast food outlets could be banned from the UK.
    Profits and financial gain should have nothing to do with the provision of healthcare, either. Private companies providing health or social care should be fazed out asap. Healthcare needs to be based on a sound foundation of equality and human compassion. A birth-right worldwide.
    Anyway, enough of my ramblings! But thanks for the opportunity to speak.
    Kind regards,


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