New 2012 speakers added to roster

More astounding thinkers on their way to The Kennedy Center Opera House stage this April: A

Jay Walker interviews Michael Graves at TEDMED 2011.

space-systems engineer on how robots could help even you be a surgeon; a biologist on how cancer evolves (bad) and a zoologist on how sex evolves (good). A storied designer unveiling a graphic “sicktionary.” A renowned storyteller on how one community saved him, and a doc known for seeing the big picture on how communities save us all.  Plus, a Song-a-Day to wrap it all up.  Follow the links for details and bios.

 

Diane Kelly

Senior Research Fellow at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

WHEN IS RESEARCH AN EXERCISE IN FERTILITY?

Mary “Missy” Cummings

Director of the MIT Humans and Automation Laboratory

CAN A “COMPUTER CO-PILOT” HELP ANYONE BE A SURGEON?

Franziska Michor

Associate Professor of Computational Biology, Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

WHEN DOES 2+2= LIFE?

Mark Hyman

Author, Chairman of the Institute of Functional Medicine

IF WE CAN’T CURE THE PATIENT, CAN THE COMMUNITY DO IT?

Ed Gavagan

Owner, PraxisNYC

HOW DID A GREAT MEDICAL TEAM PULL ME BACK FROM THE BRINK?

Teresa Monachino

Author and Founder of Studio Monachino

IF HEALTHCARE IS REALLY SICK CARE, DO I NEED A “SICKTIONARY”?

Jonathan Mann

Singer/Songwriter

WHAT ARE 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR DOCTOR…STUMPED?