On the afternoon of Friday, November 19th, on the George Washington University campus in Washington, DC, TEDMED will host its first-ever Great Challenges Day, a multi-disciplinary gathering of some 500 TEDMED Delegates including medical professionals, technology experts, policymakers, non-profit leaders, big business leaders and academics.
It’s the culmination of the first cycle of TEDMED’s first Great Challenges Program: A multi-disciplinary, crowd-sourced community effort to understand some of the most complex and persistent problems in health and medicine. Since April 2012, the TEDMED community has explored issues like the obesity crisis, medical errors and medical costs via social media, online at TEDMED.com, and via live online events.
The Science of Storytelling
Using tools from the emerging discipline of medical and scientific storytelling, participants will collaborate to better understand — and to better communicate — the complexities of some of health and medicine’s most complex and pressing challenges.