TEDMED – Creating a better future in health and medicine

TEDMED 2013, April 16-19, Washington, DC

Who are the speakers and what will they talk about this year? TEDMED is a multi-disciplinary community of innovators and leaders who share a common determination to create a better future in health and medicine. This yearly DC multi-day event takes place at The Kennedy Center on the Opera House stage. The signature short talks with titles that are questions are delivered by scientists, celebrities, thought leaders, advocates, and public officials while bringing awareness to their topics. TEDMED boasts of 1800 leading thinkers and doers being there this year and it is the place “where the person sitting next to you is as important as the speaker on stage.” Check out who is on stage this year.  And don’t miss Speaker Jonathan Bush, CEO of athenahealth, reveals how he thinks about the difficulties of aligning payer and profit in US healthcare in his talk, For Profit & Non-Profits: Can this marriage be saved?

TEDMED this year is sold out but does make their talks available on YouTube and on their website post event, though you will have to wait some days before that happens.  If you can’t wait and are interested in getting  live remote or on-demand access learn more here.

More importantly, attend a TEDMEDLive! simulcast event.  This year, over 2,700 simulcast events are scheduled around the world,  you can check out where here.

And if you are lucky enough to live in the Phoenix area like me make sure you register for TEDMEDLive!, a two-day simulcast event hosted by Health 2.o Phoenix. At this event you can watch TEDMED on the big screen while chatting and exchanging ideas with local thought leaders in the healthcare sector.

This TEDMEDLive! event will be held at the following time, date, and location:

Stage 2 – Scottsdale Center For Performing Arts
7380 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

TEDMEDLive! streaming schedule:

April 17: 11:30 – 1:15 and 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Sessions # 4 & 5 with 12 speakers

April 18: 11:30 – 1:15 and 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Sessions # 7 & 8 with 11 speakers

This event is free but you must register to reserve a seat as space in the theater is limited. You can register here.