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TEDMED 2013 Announces First 10 Speakers and Launches Two New Initiatives to Drive Innovation and Collaboration
TEDMED to Host "Great Challenges Day" and "The Hive," Gathering of Entrepreneurs and Innovators in Health, Medicine
By: PR Newswire
Jan. 14, 2013 06:30 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TEDMED, www.TEDMED.com, the annual multi-disciplinary gathering where leaders from all sectors of society come together to explore the promise of technology and potential of human achievement in health and medicine, has announced the first 10 of its speakers and two new collaboration and innovation initiatives for 2013.
Further to its mission of inspiring cross-disciplinary collaboration and breakthroughs, TEDMED has added two new opportunities for innovators and thought leaders: The Hive and Great Challenges Day. The Hive and Great Challenges Day will bring together experts and future-thinkers across varied fields to showcase transformative ideas, and to discuss new ways of thinking about the great challenges faced in health and medicine.
The annual TEDMED event will take place at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC from April 16-19, 2013. The first group of speakers is:
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, Chancellor, Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor. Topic: Can we innovate better by throwing out our favorite tools?
Elazer Edelman, Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Professor, Health Sciences and Technology, MIT Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Harvard-MIT Biomedical Engineering Center; Senior Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital. Topic: The Big Bang in Medicine and Engineering - will the knowledge explosion actually hurt innovation across disciplines?
Elizabeth Marincola, President, Society for Science and the Public; Publisher, Science News. Topic: With open access, who translates medical research?
Larry Smarr, Professor, University of California, San Diego; Director, Calit2. Topic: Can you coordinate the dance of your body's 100 trillion microorganisms?
Sue Austin, Artist, Freewheeling. Topic: When is a wheelchair an ultra-light submarine?
Deborah Estrin, Professor of Computer Science, Cornell Tech, NYC; Professor, Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College; Co-founder, Open mHealth. Topic: What happens when each patient becomes their own "universe" of unique medical data?
John Maeda, President, Rhode Island School of Design. Topic: How can design principles lead to more discovery and better treatment?
Isaac Kohane, Professor of Pediatrics and Health Sciences Technology, Harvard Medical School. Topic: How can every clinical visit be used to advance medical science?
Peter Attia, Founder and President, Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI). Topic: Is the "obesity crisis" just a disguise for a deeper problem?
Christopher J.L. Murray, Institute Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). Topic: What does a $100 million public health data revolution look like?
40 Transformative New Companies to Be Selected for Innovations Showcase; Applications Process Opens Today
The Hive, debuting at TEDMED 2013, is an immersive and informal social environment dedicated to exploring transformative innovations and inspiring entrepreneurs in health and medicine. Located in a 30,000 square foot superstructure on the South Plaza of the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, The Hive will bring together a diverse community of independent start-ups, incubators/accelerators, government-run challenges, academically-led programs and labs run by Fortune 500 companies. In association with the StartUp Health Network, TEDMED is accepting applications to feature 40 innovators and entrepreneurs who will share their products and services with TEDMED Delegates. A continued online conversation will foster the unexpected connections and new possibilities that emerge from four days of discovery at TEDMED 2013. To apply, please visit www.tedmed.com/thehive.
Great Challenges Day Takes New Approach to Understanding Complex Issues
Conference Simulcast Extends Reach to Global Audiences
The TEDMED conference and mission are generously supported by major partners, including some of the world's best-known companies and thought leaders in the realm of health and medicine: Booz|Allen|Hamilton, Verizon Foundation, GE Healthymagination , Kaiser Permanente, Johnson & Johnson, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Mars Inc., Target , Xerox, and Panasonic.
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TEDMED, LLC is an independent organization operated under a special license from the nonprofit TED conference. TEDMED is the world's only TED-licensed event focused solely on innovation and breakthrough thinking across all of health and medicine. TEDMED 2012 featured 71 preeminent leaders in health, medicine, science, technology, business, government, academia, media and the arts, who spoke before a sold-out audience of more than 1,600 Delegates. Jay Walker has served as the Curator of TEDMED since 2011. Walker is also the founder of Priceline.com. For more information, please visit www.TEDMED.com.
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