The 2018 TEDMED Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) consists of 20 diverse, impressive and creative individuals who have played an important role in helping to identify the topics, themes, Speakers and Innovators that will make up the TEDMED program this year. You’ll see each of them throughout the 2.5 days of TEDMED. Whether they’re hosting a Session, moderating a Meetup Discussion, participating in Partner events, watching a TEDMED Talk, or hanging out at evening celebrations, the members of the EAB are invaluable members of the TEDMED Community and will help create the tapestry of TEDMED 2018.
Given their unique role in helping to shape the TEDMED program, we wanted to know what they’re excited to experience at TEDMED this year and which speakers they are looking forward to meeting.
Below are some of their responses – and we want to hear from you as well. Tag us in your responses on Twitter (@TEDMED), and on Facebook and Instagram (@TEDMEDcommunity).
And, if you aren’t yet registered to join the EAB and the rest of the delegation at TEDMED 2018, make sure to do so today! Space is limited!
Which speaker(s) are you excited to see and why?
“I’m really looking forward to meeting as many of the speakers as possible, including Mathias Basner, because I live in the not-very-quiet city of New York and am fascinated by his research into the effects of noise from traffic. And Elizabeth Howell, because I am curious to learn more about how what we can do to address disparities in the quality of healthcare that people receive. ”
“I’m most excited to meet Niobe Way because I think she’s a wealth of knowledge on adolescent development, a topic that continues to be elusive to many researchers and scientists but has become increasingly important in the wake of heightened adolescent mental health issues in recent years.”
“I’m super-psyched to hear Jason Shepherd talking about his work on memory, synaptic plasticity and how our brains encode information.”
“Carl June who is engineering our own immune system to cure the incurable”
“Yoko Sen! Anyone who’s ever set foot in a hospital can see (hear!) why her work matters.”
“The National Academic of Medicine and American Association of Medical Colleges has raised alarm regarding the paucity of black men in medicine. The Nation’s chief physician, Jerome Adams, is an African American man. I am excited to discover how his background and personal experiences have shaped his unique perspectives on the nation’s health crises including the opioid epidemic and addiction.”
“Most excited to meet and hear from Queen Dube, and learning how she is changing the life and health of mothers and children in Malawi.”
What are you most excited for at TEDMED 2018, and why?
“There is nothing better than having an espresso with a speaker who just blew your mind with new data and new analysis. You have an opportunity to ask questions that you didn’t even think to ponder before attending TEDMED.”
“I am super excited to meet the innovators in The Hive and get a chance to hear about the exciting opportunities they are chasing.”
“I am most excited about the interactions and conversations among and between the amazing researchers and visionaries at TEDMED and the new Ideas, collaborations, and projects that will inevitably emerge, grow, and impact the world – all from this single point.”
“I am most excited about the energy and passion in the room! It’s totally infectious and so wonderful to connect with the movers and shakers in healthcare and hear lots of different perspectives.”