TEDMED announces first speakers for 2013

TEDMED 2013 has announced its first group of 10 speakers who will take the Opera House stage at the Kennedy Center this April 16-19th.

They are:

Susan Desmond-Hellmann, Chancellor, Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor:  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:  How can cosmology be leveraged for medical innovation?

Elizabeth Marincola, President, Society for Science and the Public:  With open access, who translates medical research?

Larry Smarr,  Founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology:  Can you coordinate the dance of your body’s 100 trillion microorganisms?

Sue Austin, Artist, Freewheeling:  When is a wheelchair an ultra-light submarine?

Deborah Estrin, Professor, Computer Science, Cornell Tech, NYC Professor, Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College Co-founder, Open mHealth:  Biometric apps — can there be too much of a good thing?

John Maeda, President, Rhode Island School of Design:  Can we design our way to better medical visualization?

Issac Kohane, Professor of Pediatrics and Health Sciences Technology, Harvard Medical School:  How can every clinical visit be used to advance medical science?

Peter Attia, Founder and President, Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI):  Is the “obesity crisis” just a disguise for a deeper problem?

Christopher J.L. Murray, Institute Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME):  What does a $100 million public health data revolution look like?

See TEDMED.com for more details and to apply for a conference invitation.