Are you an innovator or a leader on the front lines of health and medicine? Work for a start-up or a non-profit? In medical school?
What makes TEDMED unique is our diverse mix of Delegates, each with something vital to add to new ideas, trends, treatments and technologies in health and medicine. However, some great candidates may need help to attend. TEDMED’s Patron Fund supports exceptional individuals who would be outstanding additions to our group of Delegates and who would significantly benefit from attending TEDMED.
If that’s you, apply today. The deadline for all applications is March 25th. Full and half-scholarships will be offered — more half than full, to allow as many folks to attend as possible. Scholarships do not cover travel and expenses.
Why do so many of us make bad personal health choices? And why has this led to us collectively adding to our burden of challenges as we face the future of health and medicine? Why can’t we accelerate urgently needed progress in health and medicine?
The good news is that we’re on the cusp of change, big change – with the help of serious imagination, overwhelming consumer demand and the inevitable rocket boost of technology-driven innovation.
Jay will answer questions about the coming upshift from slow “medspeed” to blindingly fast “techspeed,” the consumer-driven healthcare revolution, and any other questions you might have. Be part of the fascinating, groundbreaking conversation, as it happens!
How do you participate? Follow @TEDMED and submit your questions now ahead of time, and at 2pmET at February 16, with the hashtag #askTEDMED.
Dawson, a choreographer and performance artist, portrays the experience of one man’s loss of proprioception, a sense of where our bodies are in space. How do we maintain humanness without a physical presence?
An awareness of our own mortality can push us to strive and suceed socially, but at what cost? John Wynn’s illuminating talk, like Steve Job’s famed Stanford commencement speech, poses important questions about how we spend our precious time on earth.
If you could see inside your body, what would it tell you? The founder, along with Deepak Chopra, of The Visual MD showcases the virtual-reality website, which uses videos and detailed graphics to show diseases and treatment effects.
Can we ever understand the experience of a person who has lost the use of his or her hand, let alone the ability to move most of her body? Dawson, a performance artist, choreographer and Feldenkrais movement therapist, makes us see.
After he was cleared of cancer, Lance Armstrong’s doctor presented him with the “obligation of the cured” — to help raise awareness of the disease and help those suffering from it. Lance, listened, and how. He tells oncologist David Agus how LIVESTRONG was born.
Wouldn’t it be fun to find out you’re related to, say, Meryl Streep? Or Michael Jordan? Ashley Dombkowski of 23andMe talks about how genetic testing can reveal surprising family connections, and may change the way we think about our fellow humans.